Cape Cod and Islands Fishing Report –May 6th – May 12th 2018

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Would the weather cooperate already?! Between the rain and the really windy days we were able to get out a couple times and get on some fish. The good news is the schoolies are definitely back in some large numbers. The water temps off the lower cape were still in the low 50s. We saw as cold as 45 off Cuttyhunk and as warm as 57 in Green Harbor, so some scouting to find warmer water will pay off in fish on the end of your line. Pretty much every spot we fished we found good numbers of schoolies but the colder water just didn’t have them wound up enough to feed reliably. If you find yourself in those situations, low and painfully slow with twitches is your best bet – but sometimes they just won’t feed.

Small soft plastics like the Hogy Pro Paddle Tails and Hogy skinny series soft plastics were the key on light tackle and 5.5″ all white Deceivers on the fly were the top producers.

In the meanwhile in Boston Harbor, the same strategy holds well. While the schoolies haven’t made it that far north yet (or at least not when we were there early in the week), the flounder bite was picking up significantly. Find some moving water and warmer water temps with a soft muddy bottom and you’ll be in good shape with flounder.

Weekends are booking up on both the wade trips and boat charters with only a couple weekends left. Get in touch today to get on the books and get in on the action!

Tight Lines,

– Captain Nick