Goose Hummock Shop in Orleans, Massachusetts, has released its Cape Cod fishing report roundup for 6.20.12.
Here are some highlights:
- Stripers have been finicky in all the east wind.
- Big wave of 25- to 30-pound bass was encountered off Nauset, feeding on squid. Small, white Sebile Magic was a go-to lure.
Capt. Hap Farrell reports:
- We did “OK” out in the deep water, but using weighted umbrella or jigging with 450’ of wire. The fish are in 45’ to 55’ of water off the north edge of Billingsgate Shoal, in a big area called “The Square”.
Capt. Steve Moore reports:
- Caught 5 different good-eating species in one short day in Nantucket Sound, all within 2 miles of land. Started with stripers from 5 to 15 pounds, all on topwater soft-plastics. As the tide began to die, the action died too, so we decided to head west to find some moving water.
- Jigs were attacked by hungry sea bass, scup and fluke. Every drift produced, and continued to do so until the tide really started moving and the wind began to pick up.
- We moved a mile to the face of the rip and found eager blues in the 5- to 9-pound range ready to pounce on our topwater offerings. While filleting one of the black sea bass back at the dock, we found a mix of small lobsters and crabs in its stomach. No wonder those things taste so good!
Capt. Brett Wilson reports:
- Bass fishing in Cape Cod Bay has been very consistent over the last 10 days. All spring the fish have been larger than in the past few years. A lot of fish measuring in the 33” to 40” class.
- Bluefish starting to show with consistency too.
- Tuna fishing Saturday off Provincetown. Landed a 500-pounder and lost 2 others.
Goose Hummock staff reports:
- There are still a ton of fish in the bay, but very picky about what they will eat. As soon as this wind stops coming out of the east, we should be off to the races again. Folks who are getting them are live-lining mackerel.
- Hardings Beach (Chatham) has been one of the few bright spots during this week of easterlies. Lots of bluefish action with the occasional big striped bass in the mix. Customers report the incoming tide offers the best action.
- Some fluke being caught off Hardings Beach and inside Stage Harbor as well.
- Tuna are starting to cooperate. Capt Brett Wilson and Capt Bruce Peters have both hooked nice fish east of Chatham. Goose customer Shawn Deluded hooked 4 fish towing squid rigs. Biggest was 65”.