Fishing Season: May to October

Cape Cod Bay - MA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Inshore Temp:

53

Offshore Temp:

67

Fin Fun Charters's Tip of the Week

Saltwater fishing has come to a close on the Cape. Don't forget that the cape ponds have excellent trout fishing. See yuo in the spring . Good luck and stay safe.

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5-Day Outlook as of 5/3/21

We are closed for the season and will reopen in May 2021. Thank You for your Business.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/3/21

We are closed for the season and will reopen in May 2021. Thank You for your Business.

Current Conditions as of 5/3/21

We are closed for the season and will reopen in May 2021. Thank You for your Business.

Local Species Available May to October

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    trout

Fin Fun Charters's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Skipping Bug Popper olive 1/0
Clouser Minnow white 1/0
Half And Half olive/white 1/0
Clouser Minnow chartruse/white 1/0
crab all colors 1 to 2/0
Clouser Minnow blue/white 1/0
Skipping Bug Popper white 2/0

Skipping Bug Popper

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Fin Fun Charters's Recommended Gear

Description: About Cape Cod Bay

Cape Cod Bay is the inside “arm” of the Cape, stretching from Marshfield on the West to Provincetown on the East, and Dennis, being the center of the Cape, to the South. Cape Cod Bay with its crystal, clear water has a wide range of fishing conditions. Marshfield and Plymouth to Brant Rock have a variety of structure with its rock covered shorelines to ledges and reefs. From the Canal to Provincetown, there are countless white sand flats to back water estuaries for the fly fisher to explore. To the south is sandwich Beach and Sandwich Creek that leads to Sandy Neck and the Scorton Creek area. Traveling East brings you to Barnstable Harbor, Bass Hole and Barnstable Flats. Brewster Flats in Brewster begins in Dennis and extends to Rock Harbor in Orleans. Moving North to Wellfleet harbor into Truro then Provincetown with white sandbars and flats yield large bass and blues. Just off shore, in the center of Cape Cod Bay, there are well known fishing areas that include Scorton Ledge, the Fingers and Billingsgate Shoals. For the Bay, bass will arrive the end of April and will stay until the end of October. First to arrive will be the smaller fish with the larger fish expected around the middle of May. Blue Fish will arrive the middle of May with the large jumbo fish showing first and then the smaller ones later in the month. Water temperatures will determine when both head south, normally the end of October. Giant Blue Fin usually arrive the middle of June, and will depend on water temperatures.

Nearest Airport:

Logan Boston-T.F. Green- Providence R.I.

Bait Recommendations:

small herring