Cape Cod Canal and Bay Report: 7.30.12
Jeff Miller of Canal Bait & Tackle in Sagamore, Massachusetts, sent this recent report on the activity in his area.
The Cape Cod Canal is absolutely loaded again with sand eels, sea herring and mackerel. The best bites have occurred in the early morning and late evening. The fish are really targeting jigs. A 45-pound bass was caught a couple of days ago on a live eel. Use Slug-Gso CLICK TO SEE, Al Gag’s Whip It CLICK TO SEE, or Spro bucktails CLICK TO SEE.
Also, there is still a ton of big fluke in the Canal. Use sand eels for bait; the most effective rigs are made by Zing Tackle CLICK TO SEE.
Cape Cod Bay is loaded with big bass in close on Sandy Neck Beach and Scorton Ledge. Use Live eels or Tube and Worm and slowly troll at 1.5-2 knots and you should hook up. The best tube the past few days is the Santini Tube in Honey Mustard CLICK TO SEE because the transparent tubing really makes the tube shine in the midday sun.
Another hot spot has been Race Point to Peaked Hill using bucktail Jigs CLICK TO SEE.
The tuna bite has been on fire. A lot of big tuna are being caught out on Crab Ledge. Use squid bars or topwater lures and you should hook up with some really nice fighting fish. The best are the Ocean Lures CLICK TO SEE.
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