email@example.com anytime, oh, and I pay my taxes in this state as well, or I would probably be able to afford to take a weekend off once in a while and go fishing, so don’t treat me like a foriegner, or a wash a shore. The Cape Cod Canal is 1 square mile, that’s it. 90% of the time if you’re not a douche about it they will give you the room you need. Perhaps there are solutions to improving canal fishing politeness. So when you see some locals fishing THEIR spot, go find you own. Ask what there using, if they‘ve caught anything, etc. I gave up fishing for a decade after a injury. Traditionally, schools would group up in Cape Cod Bay in early September, and build through the month before running through the Canal. My personal favorite is the “we put in so much time to find the best spots” line that so many above have dropped….yet no one seems to understand the reality here. Us ahole locals as kids watched learned and asked questions from the old timers and had respect for them. As for the beaches, you should probably put your focus on Cape Cod Bay. Or we have to deal with a bunch of grumpy (fill in the blank). you probably run it in your car and hide it and go poach another one. YOU GOOGAN. Don’t forget, It was the Army Corps of Engineers that dug that Canal. Your tips are very helpful, I’m planning my 1st trip to cape canal in few days, I always worry how to keep distance and other things. How much time have you spent on the canal? Over time it could have a positive impact. • Learn how to make a loaded Cotton Cordell Pencil Popper Breaking tides last for three to four days and fall close to the full and new moon phases. Honey holes spots would bbc e awesome. Easy access and great fishing has made the Canal one of the most popular surfcasting destinations on the East Coast, rivaling even Montauk Point. 1754 Thursday. Long casts can be essential to successful plugging in the Cape Cod Canal, so fishermen look for setups that will cast 2 to 5 ounces a long distance and have enough backbone to pull the bass back against heavy current. I can’t afford the luxury of spending day after day looking for my own spot. There’s plenty of room. There will always be a few nuts in the mix but nothing you can do about that. Like it or not this is the most well known fishing spot in the country, so it comes as no surprise that it is going to be crowded. My son was lucky enough to be at the Canal the day that everyone–and I mean EVERYONE–were pulling out stripers. He would share tips with any out of towner or newbie in a heart beat. So maybe the fisherman are protective of their “spots”, but our experience was that they were good people who encouraged my son and added to his new-found enthusiasm for salt water fishing. Stay at least 25 feet away from others. What size inexpensive rod and reel should I buy, line? There are all levels of experience, and there are all types of angler. two guys (who were also state licensed guides) were charged with assaulting a 60+ guy trying to get access by them…Im originally from the CNY area and my first trip to the Canal was a cake walk compared to getting shoulder room during the Salmon run. PM AM. Hey Johnny, i would love to know the spots in Merrimack and Plum Island. There is so much good Striper water on cape cod, while people are fist fighting in the canal I’ll have a whole beach somewhere to myself catching fish after fish in the fly. Yes you don’t own the place tourists support your hobbie. Does it get better, worse or does it become unfishable? Maybe someone could recommend a charter with a good reputation for catching striper or a private boat for hire that won’t cost an arm and a leg… thanks in advance for the information. Hey Deb. Last season as i was fishing the slack tide over at Bells, i turned to switch lures and when i turned back another mass hole had taken my spot. So PLEASE, come fish. ( DONT START NO SH*T, THERE WONT BE NO SH*T!). Lots of “fishing etiquette” or “respect the locals” quickly followed by some qualifier about being or not being assholes. While I respect your attitude I think selectively secret with your honey spots, I’ll just add my two cents here. Don’t cast if someone has a fish on nearby. And be sure to Cut his line (A very honest mistake indeed). Any info would help. 2348 0500. Cape Cod Canal striped-bass fishing expert East End Eddie Doherty will be the guest speaker Nov. 30 at a Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers Association Zoom seminar. The most popular time to fish in the Canal is during the “breaking tides,” so named for their tendency to produce fish feeding at the surface. 2020 COE Cape Cod Canal Tide Charts Sign in to follow this . Everyone including my blind deaf and dumb 3 year old cousin knows about the canal its no surprise there is gonna be articles written, this is basic googan information any dimwit can figure out if youre that worried about this article you are a class a googan… clown, Wah wah wah..locals are not asshole as a local I can can honestly say what the local vs tourist issue is..u guys..not all of u. It was this same week last year when we were talking about the early arrival of false albacore on Cape Cod. Quite a thread. tight line. Thanks guys. Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center . You want to see crowded. It’s not fishing at all. Doherty, an expert Cape Cod Canal shore angler and author, was the guest speaker at a RI Saltwater Anglers Association online seminar Tuesday night. Jetty shoulder to shoulder with the locals and simply obeyed the rules. We do have a boat booked for some bottom fishing, pollack, haddock, hopefully cod. And if anyone gives you guff, tell them your with me. There’s nowhere quite like the Cape Cod Canal. Thank You!!! maryofmassachusetts wrote a review Oct 2020. Yes people do need to learn Etiquette. Let’s make it easier for every retard on the east coast to fish the already overcrowded clown show of the canal. Evan at Eastman’s Sport and Tackle hasn’t heard anything since, however. In central MA, that tax bill would more than triple. Of course he threw it back it has to be 28” to keep!!??? More appropriate in these times. Whoa – reading these comments makes me want to cancel my trip North but I can’t. I am from ny and want to spend a few days there fishing. Here is my experience with my 12 year old son. It take almost 17 years for a fish to get to breeding size it’s dumb to kill the future before the eggs are even laid. You do not own the spot. I use to lake fish a lot not now I have stripper fever. That goes for the bikers too. I’ve always liked lipless crankbaits this time of year, but jerkbaits, jigs, and swimbaits will catch as well. I’m a capeann native and have been fishing these shorelines for 30+ Years but now I want to explore some new fishing possibilities. Long story short, there are fish all up and down the canal. Was checked for my license yesterday 5/15/19. I’m thinking about coming from NY in the next couple of days to try the canal for the first time. By far not rich, work 6 days a week. caught 2 tonight, one 29 in, and the king 33lbs, 39in. These bass would eat anything shy of a bare hook. Why not do it on fishermen at the Canal? Not speaking of everyone but the canal is an idiot magnet. Massachusetts Fishing . An article with basic googan level information written about the already most well known fishing spot in the country? An 11-foot rod and a spinning reel with a long-cast spool is the norm among Canal anglers. My son received his first salt water fishing pole and he and his dad have been trying to figure out the Canal–the tides, the “spots”, and all that good stuff. I was surprised to hear of false albacore being caught as late as Saturday off Falmouth. Dont forget to go to bell rd in bourne 3 hours before low tide and fish until slack thats when the fish will be their. If you do not know what the hell you are doing then stay the hell home. The ignorance i find from cape people is amazing! I have an even better idea, Bob. No one owns the canal. Rich V. I’ve been fishing the canal for 15 years now. Yes, the canal can be a difficult spot to fish and does require some skill to consistently catch big fish. Amy from Sports Port was kayaking Barnstable Harbor with a friend and got into big schools of … 2020 COE Cape Cod Canal Tide Charts. Be sure to follow our Cape Cod fishing reports. It was unbelievable! I wish to catch one of those monster Cape Cod Canal stripers like you see on the internet videos. Check back often as we’ll be posting more articles as the season moves on, and before each trip, be sure to consult the Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Cape Cod Canal tide chart that we’ve included a link to on this page. Hmm. by Jimmy Fee August 27, 2020 Above: Kevin Blinkoff with a Buzzards Bay Spanish mackerel caught on Monday. Smarten up, i make the trek from new york to fish the canal just enjoy the scenery and the beauty of the canal and the chance of catching stripers also the bike path is awesome a fun way to fish, What a bunch of clowns I understand that people fishing close to you can be annoying but simply ask them to move down, takes about 2 seconds and doesn’t require a 10 minute rant of how you’re a local and an expert at casting a plug into blitzing fish for 50 years…. This is moreso I believe because of social media. My family and I are doing a summer vacation in your beautiful Cape, from MD, whale watching, seal watching, a lot of watching is on the books so far. Try the old fashioned way of actually scouting shorelines for drop offs and structure and then tell me how you do. This would discourage the idiots and probably thin down the crowds. The extreme tides brought on by these moon phases trap baitfish in the Canal, allowing stripers to make an easy meal of them. Thanks! He must of felt like an ass after seeing the building I own and has been in my family since 1872. Cape Cod Fishing Report – November 25, 2020 Saltwater and freshwater fishing reports have slowed down, but there is still an opportunity to catch schoolie stripers, tautog, and trout. Headwinds on my return trip. Why don’t you Googans watch learn and ask questions before you start casting and pissing us ahole locals off. Click here for a Savable Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Cape Cod Canal Tide Calendar. Chin up eat it and show them how you fish . I’ve seen the videos, plugging and jigging looks like my preferred way to fish. Yes I know from experience about deeper holes here and there but come on some respect is always appreciated. See you guys out there :)))). Just like the next guy. PM AM. 1 0228. There could even be a fund to incentivize the effort or even a locally run guide service for newcomers. It was 4 am and no-one around as far as the eye can see when some douchebag stopped his bike and started fishing 10 feet from me. Bassmaster……. I’ve never seen the canal so busy! My forefathers and I have fought in conflicts since defending the Alamo. Fish as often as I can before and after work. The I understand that people fishing close to you can be annoying (trust me I hate it too) but simply ask them to move down a couple feet. Best bets are eels in the dark around structure and plugs or swim baits at the east end at first light. • Modifying the Sebile Stick Shadd There’s a method to the plugging in a running tide. Last Friday, in an even rarer October snowstorm, I found hungry schoolie stripers in a South Side backwater. What needs to stop is the upgrading and poaching. If not some of us do tend to fight back. While some fishermen jig the Canal with 11-foot rods, most prefer a 10-foot stick. No luck on the Plymouth jetty the last two weeks, after seeing quite a run of schoolies there during October. the canal as 2017. New to fishing here btw. We always go to the Jersey Shore for Stripers and I convinced him to go North and try something new away from it all. I don't think you … No matter where your fishing, you don’t cast Over another man’s line. and will buy some big ass rapalas or lures for pike and musky fishing, i guess. Thats how we learned to fish the canal. Fisherman go where the fish are, the cape locals are a bunch of stuck up aholes the striper’s blitz all over the canal when the breaking tides are happening you’re not skilled your lucky to live close and thats it. We’re not stuck up and we’re not a holes, it’s just that some people don’t know fishing etiquette. It may be benificial for all to form a group of those who are concerned and find ways to pro actively bring some order to the chaos. Reaching bottom in the heavy currents requires the use of jigs as heavy as 5 ounces. I hear ya about the rudeness of locals. Hey jailbird thats right i do give fish to old timers that can’t fish anymore. Culling and poaching is getting rediculous. “Us ahole locals” I dont even live in Mass and guaranteed I have done better at the canal than you. Cape Cod Canal to Casco Bay, Maine Waterproof Chartbook. During hunting season I have seen them in large numbers monitoring hunters at well known hunting areas around Southeastern Mass. On any body of water. Like it or not this is the most well known fishing spot in the country, it comes as no suprise that it gets crowded. All Rights Reserved, Cape Cod Fishing Report – November 5, 2020. Taxes are low on the Cape because of tourism folks. There are three primary techniques used by fishermen on Cape Cod Canal stripers: Jigging involves probing the bottom of the canal with bucktails or leadheads and soft-plastic baits. Hello Mark. You must not do too much “hoggin” if you let an article written about the most well known fishing destination in the country bother you like this. If you want to call yourself a fisherman, go out to the coast on a snotty day in late October, spray in your face and cold to the bone…and try to pull in a keeper or hit the flats in early May with 10lb tackle and see if you can set a hook, let alone land a fish over 28 inches. There are all levels of experience, and there are all types of angler. I’ll be up tomorrow early. I even filet it for them if they want. Judging from the comment below, maybe Walmart would be a good place? 2248 0400. But on the other hand, the taking of under sized fish is brutal. We drive slow because we choose to live a simple life. Your literally shoulder to shoulder. Ive seen ugly fights up there (physical and verbal), tires get slashed, etc…A couple years before I moved to RI a Hey Dave, glad to hear you’re still at it. Visit … Cape Cod fishing charters have centuries of tradition to draw on and plenty of big fish to use it on. After getting a fishing ? Have you invested any time to find your own spots? As is always the case with striper fishing, nighttime or early mornings are best. 320), forecast in December.. Large coefficients indicate important high and low tides; major currents and movements usually take place on the sea bed. Canal rats think they’re fishing gods because they know how to cast a plug into blitzing fish. By Stan Grossfeld Globe Staff,Updated June 1, 2020, 9:15 a.m. Eddie Doherty, who is better known as East End Eddie, wears a headlamp as he … Like it or not this is the most popular saltwater fishing spot in the northeast, maybe even the country so it comes as no surprise that this spot is going to be crowded. 14 miles of it. Why do I do this, As an American and I want to show the world that Americans are here to help. I see a lot of hostility here toward local fisherman at the Canal. Plugging targets the upper part of the water column, seeking stripers that are actively chasing baitfish near the surface. I am from ny on east border of PA. Tog fishing remains good with easy limits for fishermen working structure along the Elizabeth Islands and in lower Buzzards Bay. Good work. Im looking to make the trip to the canal. According to Evan at Eastman’s, over the weekend, a fishermen out tog fishing came across a school of bunker, snagged a few, and live-lined them for a few too-big-to-keep stripers, proving that it’s not just little bass hanging around the Cape right now. I think this stems from one of the seven army core values, selfless service, that I roll modeled as an Army medic, and continue to roll model in my adult life. It seems like a lot of the life on the backside of the Cape is starting to clear out. The reality is…the fish have nowhere to go, nowhere to run to and nowhere to hide. 2124 0527. However, south of the Cape including RI, there is a 10 fish/person/day limit in place, 21” minimum size. PM AM. I only want to catch my favorite food, Striper, and when I have mine, I’m gone till next year. I’m only there a few days for my daughters hockey tourney. you should have knocked his teeth out with the butt of your rod. And please, people, there’s 7 or so miles of beautiful access on each side. We work our asses off. never give up ive heard of keepers rolling by up thangsgiving and witha month late start this spring in bass and a mild october and 53 degrees theres gonna be a lonely pig 40 or 50 pound bass slowly migrating by and you can say its over but i wont be over till i hit 3 skunk night in a row otherwise halloween produced a keeper and 7 schoolies so its only a week later and tonight im gonna keep using a squid a huge crack to stripers this season on the chunk and outgoing tides are still producing and tonight cape cod bay around 4 pm hightide so i want the 2nd hour of the outgoing for the next 2 hours and thats the strike zone if they are running at all . Its 450 feet wide a chock full of hungry bass. I think that pixie dust is getting to your head. Sorry to say but they will walk right in front of your son cut his line and snear at him until he leaves. Fishing should be added to America’s favorite past times you know the ones apple pie, mom’s cooking, and baseball. In fact recreational cod fishing north of Cape Cod is not allowed in MA except for one week in September. I learned how to time my casts with the people next to me, how to keep up with the ripping current and to keep proper distance. My gear was right where he was standing. Try the old fashioned way of actually scouting remote shorelines for drop offs and structure and then tell me how you do. Just cast your line over his. Custom (Default) No Avatars . I think most people want to do the right thing but get too excited and are unaware of their obligations. Rick, u dont down shit at the canal bitch. Can’t be said any better, show respect to the locals and you will receive respect back. It’s been my experience that there are always 10 % who will make your good experience unpleasant. Certainly not as crowded as what you describe, but take a look at this photo, 4:30 am last Saturday – https://www.secretreel.com/listing/cape-cod-canal-fishing-bourne-sandwich-ma/. And if they want it filleted you probably have to go on the internet to learn how to clean fish. My son and I fished the canal on the cape side all week. Thanks again and your Cape area is beautiful! As a local/villager (Monument Beach in Bourne), I LOVE the fish tourists. 1458 0750. 1808 ----1201 1124. Rate this topic ... 2020 COE Cape Cod Canal Tide Charts Theme . Instead of adding to the hostility of cutting lines, dragging line, yelling and whatever else to get back at them. I’ve fished Chatham for ten years grew up fishing Mashpee hoping to get my kids into fishing the canal I have a lot of respect for fishing etiquette and I hope others will towards kids sounds like some angry people out there I understand your time you put in just remember the future generation hope my kids and others get hooked see you guys on the canal.. The canal is a great place to fish and there’s nothing else like it. That seems to be happening, so despite the slower-than-normal striper fishing on Cape Cod this summer, there’s still reason to be optimistic for the fall run. BESTSELLER NO. Freshwater fishing is very good. Look for the fish and cast a plug over them its a no brainer if it took you 30 years to figure that out im sorry it took me about 30 minutes. or if that’s not enough please let me know. We dont live in a city where you have to cut in front of people to get things done. The most action is being found in the backwaters, but beachfronts are holding fish as well. 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