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September 16, 2019:
The wind was up and the number of boats out was down on a very windy weekend on the lower Cape. We spoke with Ian at the Goose Hummock Shop who said he and numerous customers headed up towards Craigville where they hooked up on a nice mix of albies, bones and bluefish all working the same pods of baitfish. There were huge schools of peanut bunker being harassed so any small chrome lure was working on a day when the fish were really turned on. Monomoy just began giving up some legal bass but not many of the 34-inch class needed for the commercial rod and reel anglers. There are tuna with a few giants that are being taken in the bay and out to the east. Besides all the tackle you need the Goose has a large inventory of boats, motors and marine supplies. Stop in and give them a look.

Previous Reports

  • September 9, 2019 Open or Close

    Ian from the Goose Hummock Shop said the tuna fishing has been great just before the storm as giants were feeding very close to shore in shallow water right off Wood End and the mouth of Provincetown Harbor. Customers were out fishing the choppy water and taking schoolies and a few bonito and albies. Captain Phil made a trip before the storm and returned with a load of yellowfin and some decent-sized mahi. He plans to fish locally for the giants that have been working bait in local waters. Ian and a friend worked a pond during the storm, and despite churned up water they had a few largemouth and some pickerel.

  • September 2, 2019 Open or Close

    The small stripers are all over Cape Cod Bay and the ocean beaches where customers from the Goose Hummock Shop were catching and releasing loads of schoolies all day long from the bay to Billingsgate to the Race and around to the ocean beaches. Ian said there were some alligator blues in the 15-pound class that moved into the Monomoy rips and were tearing up bass tackle. There were also reports of some decent fluke drifted up along the edges of the area around Handkerchief Shoal. The fly fishermen are having a ball in Cape Cod Bay and along the ocean beaches and Vineyard Sound as the school bass and bonito have been feeding on the same schools of bait. The giant bluefin season re-opened on Sunday, September 1.

  • August 26, 2019 Open or Close

    Our friend Danny from the Goose Hummock Shop was hosting some family members and treating them to some very good largemouth bass and pan fishing in one of his favorite Cape ponds using lures and bait. Despite a snotty northeast wind Capt. Phil was out on Stellwagen Bank trying to get the tuna, which were busting on, and very selectively feeding on butterfish, to take one of their baits. The striper fishing has been great if you are interested in action with loads of school bass in the 20-inch class. One of the more successful hook and line striper guys worked the Monomoy Rips long and hard to take two legal commercial keepers.

  • August 19, 2019 Open or Close

    The fishing in their section of the Cape has been very good with tuna in the 50- to 60-inch class working Stellwagen, the Race and Crab Ledge. Danny said the striper fishing has been very good in the Monomoy Rips where fish from schoolies to 20 pounds are being jigged up of caught on bait. Danny from the Goose Hummock Shop said there were also reports of stripers in upper Cape Cod Bay and the Race with a few reports of keeper bass from the surf at the Race around to the ocean beaches. Captain Phil is putting a canyon trip together for this week and heading to a place where there has been great action on numerous species of fish. There was a long line of customers at the shop before the opening looking to take advantage of the No Tax weekend in Mass. A few giant tuna rigs in the form of a Penn 130 combo saved those customers a nice piece of change.

Goose Hummock

Goose Hummock
15 Rt 6A
Orleans, MA 02653
phone: 508-255-0455

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