Fishing Season: Year Round

Cape Cod - MA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Inshore Temp:

52

Offshore Temp:

48

Bear's Den's Tip of the Week

Striped Bass have arrived. They have been caught w sea lice off of Martha's Vineyard and in Buzzards Bay.

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Map of Cape Cod

Tide data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/5/21

Strong South West winds for the next week and a Full Moon coming up should solidify the arrival of Striped Bass throughout RI and MA.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/5/21

Herring and resident Pogies are going to be the baits to imitate until the small baitfish begin to show up in numbers. Schools of squid have also been seen around the area so squid flies would be a good bet as well.

Current Conditions as of 5/5/21

Strong South West winds for the next week and a Full Moon coming up should solidify the arrival of Striped Bass throughout RI and MA.

Local Species Available Year Round

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    Striped Bass

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    Bluefish

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    False Albacore

Bear's Den's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Clouser Minnow chart/white 2/0
Kinky Muddler white 2/0
Bucktail Deceiver olive/white 2/0
Half And Half olive/white 1/0
Strolis Simple Baitfish All All
Mud Dog Dazzle Bait All All
Ozzie's Sand Eel olive/white 2/0
Monomoy Flatwing Monomoy 3/0
Strolis Silly Rabbit All All
Steve Cook Flatwing All All

Clouser Minnow

This fly is arguably the best all-around and most recommended saltwater fly ever tied.

Bear's Den's Recommended Gear

Description: About Cape Cod

The beautiful and productive waters of Buzzard Bay run from the west end of the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, near the Massachusetts Maritime Academy westward to Falmouth and the Elizabeth Islands. This unique and varied body of water includes the deep water channel of the Cape Cod Canal, numerous estuaries, flats and back bays. The diversified bottom structures include sandy drop-offs, bolder strewn edges, eel grass covered flats and calm water back-bays. The strong currents running through the canal provide some of the best fly and light tackle fishing opportunities in the Cape Cod area. The Cape Cod Canal land-cut sets up the perfect short-cut for bait fish and predatory species to reach both sides of Cape Cod. Stripers, Bluefish, False Albacore, Bonito, Sharks, Tuna and even an occasional Whale use this passage.

Nearest Airport:

Logan Airport Boston, MA or Green Airport Warwick, RI

Bait Recommendations:

Herring, Menhaden, and Squid.