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April 23, 2018:
Bruce from Canal Bait and Tackle is another survivor of the terrible winter flu so many of us suffered through this winter. He is ready to begin wrapping his famous Canal rods and hoping to report the first fresh-run school bass of the season by next weekend. The Middleboro run has a load of herring as does the Wareham run but the Canal has only had the occasional visitor. After a week of sunshine, the season will hit the road running next week.



Previous Reports

  • April 16, 2018 Open or Close

    There are no reports of any herring in the Canal run or the one in Wareham next to the Elks Club thus far. Jeff at Canal Bait and Tackle said the Wareham run should have herring it in well before the much colder Canal run. They expect the first-run schoolies to make an appearance sometime around the end of April. Some of the regulars are taking holdover stripers and are looking forward to bright run fish to make an appearance. With haddock fishing opening on Saturday morning a few guys will be making trips to the bank to check out the haddock season which offers a liberal bag limit of 12 fish per person.

  • April 9, 2018 Open or Close

    Don't forget to check out the Canal Bait and Tackle website for a look at all the items they have in stock and are hanging on the plug rack. Jeff is looking forward to word of the first schoolies and the herring to arrive at the ditch as we are only a week or so away from that date.

  • April 2, 2018 Open or Close

    The trout fishermen are keeping busy and enjoying success but looking over their shoulder with an eye toward the Canal herring run to determine when the first baitfish of the season arrives. It's still cold along the ditch despite the sunshine but water temperatures are low, and we need some warm sun to kick it up a notch. Jeff at Canal Bait and Tackle said they are in the shop daily and continue to unload orders of tackle as it arrives. Some guys are having fun with some holdovers and one of their suppliers said there was word of some micro bass along the Rhode Island, Connecticut border this week.

  • March 26, 2018 Open or Close

    With a smile on his face and a hand full of Super Strikes to hang on his plug rack the word from Jeff at Canal Bait and Tackle was about the assortment of colors and sizes of that hot plug he had just received. Our friend Bruce has finally beat a bout of the persistent flu and is up and about but a bit behind on orders for his Canal rods. Their customers are doing well on the stocked trout, but most of his crew is checking herring runs and waiting for the first schoolies to show up in the ditch. If this year is half as good as 2017, then the fishing will be fantastic!

Canal Bait & Tackle
101 Cranberry Hwy
Sandwich, MA 02563
phone: 508-833-2996


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