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April 15, 2024 - 09:18:07

We spoke with AJ at Red Top Sporting Goods who reported that their instore and online sales were both very successful. Most of their inventory has been replaced and they are ready for what everyone hopes is another great season in the canal. All the local runs are seeing herring, even the much colder canal run has herring now and in many places the runs are very good. A few guys are picking away at holdover schoolies but by this time next weekend there should be fresh run schoolies in the Wareham and Weweantic Rivers, along with some tautog at the Maritime and other west end blackfish hot spots.

April 15, 2024 - 09:18:07

Connor at Red Top Sporting Goods in Buzzards Bay described trout and bass fishing in ponds on and just off Cape Cod as “okay.” Trout ponds are still churning out stockies albeit at a slower pace, and largemouths and smallmouths are now preparing to spawn by moving close to shore. Two of last week’s more productive waters were Mares Pond in Falmouth for largemouths and stocked trout and Mashpee-Wakeby Pond in Mashpee for smallmouths and stockies. Big chain pickerel are being caught here and there as well. Connor popped one on a wake bait at an undisclosed site, and a customer showed him a photo of a massive pickerel he had caught and released at Mashpee-Wakeby. Connor said it was the biggest chain pickerel he had ever seen.

April 08, 2024 - 10:53:08

Connor at Red Top Sporting Goods in Buzzards Bay let readers know that the Southeast Wildlife District has been repeatedly “pummeled” with rain and buffeted by strong winds, and as a result not a great deal has been happening in freshwater. A few guys have been targeting trout and doing all right at Long Pond in Plymouth, Peters Pond in Sandwich, and Hamblin Pond in Barnstable, but angling interest and activity is not what it should be for the time of year. Trout numbers are not the problem. Loads of stockies and holdovers are finning in ponds on and just off Cape Cod. What is in short supply is genial spring weather, the kind fishermen need to get to those fish. Bass action is slowly improving.

April 08, 2024 - 10:53:00

The good news from Connor at Red Top Sporting Goods was of excellent trout and largemouth bass fishing in nearby ponds and that the local herring runs were showing a good return, despite the cold and blustery weather. Connor was out smallmouth bass fishing last week and caught quite a few tail walking bass on jigs while others were using jerk baits and worms and shiners. People are buying green crabs but there are no photos of tautog as yet although the Maritime would be a good place to look for them this week.

265 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
phone: 508-759-3371

Red Top Sporting Goods, Inc. is New England's premier fishing tackle shop located less than a half mile from the famous Cape Cod Canal and a short drive to the beautiful surfcasting beaches of Cape Cod. With over 50 years in business, Red Top’s staff prides themselves in providing accurate where-to and how-to fishing information on everything from scup to stripers and tuna. They supply the most popular and reliable fishing equipment for everyone from beginners to the professional fishermen and stocks a huge assortment of saltwater and freshwater lures. Red Top Sporting Goods, Inc. also builds custom fishing rods to your specifications and carries a full bait menu including live shiners in four different size, live worms, and frozen baits.