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Cape Cod Fishing

Cape Cod Fishing

Cape Cod is a cape in the Atlantic ocean that is a popular destination during summer. It serves as the southern boundary of the Gulf of Maine and extends upward toward Nova Scotia. Fifteen towns are within the cape, and Cape Cod canal separates most of the cape from mainland Massachusetts. Occasionally, whales and dolphins use the canal, which can cause it to temporarily close. Construction of the canal started in 1909, and it opened for use in 1914.v

The cape has a long maritime history. As described in the Vinland sagas, the Vikings explored Cape Cod and the nearby region in 1000 CE. Archeological evidence of a Viking settlement was found in Newfoundland, confirming descriptions in the sagas. The Pilgrims made their first landing in Cape Cod hundreds of years later and had an altercation with natives. They thought the area was too sandy and sailed across Cape Cod Bay where they established Plymouth. Settlers who spread from Plymouth found their way into Cape Cod again and settled in Yarmouth, Sandwich and Barnstable.

Cape Cod fishing has plenty of species you could target, including Cod, Haddock, Bluefish, Flounder, Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Bluefin Tuna, Scup and Tautog. There are a few freshwater areas in Cape Cod in the form of ponds and streams that hold Largemouth Bass and Trout. Striped bass is abundant in the bays and canal from May to October, but can be caught year round. Offshore you will find many different species of tuna with Little Tunny and Bluefin Tuna more commonly caught closer to shore and a few Yellowfin and Big Eye Tuna caught offshore. In the warmer months, Mahi-mahi and Wahoo make an appearance offshore. Tilefish and Swordfish are popular targets offshore as well.



Top Cape Cod Fishing Spots

  1. CAPE COD CANAL
    4/22/2011 11:49:20 PM - CAPE COD CANAL Recreation Project


  2. Fishing Ledge
    4/15/2018 10:19:12 PM - Fishing Ledge


  3. wreck-3141
    2/20/2020 2:25:09 PM -


  4. wreck-3134
    2/20/2020 2:25:09 PM -


  5. RUTH E. MERRILL
    4/17/2012 10:16:36 AM -


  6. wreck-3138
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  7. wreck-3098
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  8. wreck-3097
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  9. wreck-3094
    2/20/2020 2:25:08 PM -


  10. Collier Ledge G
    6/10/2018 8:37:19 PM -



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Cape Cod Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Cape Cod, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. White Grunt

  2. White Grunt

    There is a 17.96% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 95 White Grunt counted.

    Cape Cod White Grunt Counts Chart
    White

    ENLARGE CAPE COD WHITE GRUNT COUNTS CHART


  3. Pinfish

  4. Pinfish

    There is a 17.58% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 93 Pinfish counted.

    Cape Cod Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

    ENLARGE CAPE COD PINFISH COUNTS CHART


  5. Lane Snapper

  6. Lane Snapper

    There is a 7.75% catch rate for Lane Snapper, based on 41 Lane Snapper counted.

    Cape Cod Lane Snapper Counts Chart
    Lane

    ENLARGE CAPE COD LANE SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  7. Spotted Seatrout

  8. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 5.1% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 27 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Cape Cod Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE CAPE COD SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  9. Sand Tilefish

  10. Sand Tilefish

    There is a 4.54% catch rate for Sand Tilefish, based on 24 Sand Tilefish counted.

    Cape Cod Sand Tilefish Counts Chart
    Sand

    ENLARGE CAPE COD SAND TILEFISH COUNTS CHART


  11. Grey Triggerfish

  12. Grey Triggerfish

    There is a 4.35% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 23 Grey Triggerfish counted.

    Cape Cod Grey Triggerfish Counts Chart
    Grey

    ENLARGE CAPE COD GREY TRIGGERFISH COUNTS CHART


  13. Blue Runner

  14. Blue Runner

    There is a 3.4% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 18 Blue Runner counted.

    Cape Cod Blue Runner Counts Chart
    Blue

    ENLARGE CAPE COD BLUE RUNNER COUNTS CHART


  15. Red Grouper

  16. Red Grouper

    There is a 3.4% catch rate for Red Grouper, based on 18 Red Grouper counted.

    Cape Cod Red Grouper Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE CAPE COD RED GROUPER COUNTS CHART


  17. Crevalle Jack

  18. Crevalle Jack

    There is a 3.21% catch rate for Crevalle Jack, based on 17 Crevalle Jack counted.

    Cape Cod Crevalle Jack Counts Chart
    Crevalle

    ENLARGE CAPE COD CREVALLE JACK COUNTS CHART


  19. Mutton Snapper

  20. Mutton Snapper

    There is a 3.21% catch rate for Mutton Snapper, based on 17 Mutton Snapper counted.

    Cape Cod Mutton Snapper Counts Chart
    Mutton

    ENLARGE CAPE COD MUTTON SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 41 species of fish and 529 fish counted for February around Cape Cod.

To date, there are 144 species of fish and a total of 634358 fish counted for Cape Cod and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 10/1/1841 (182 years).

Last Update: 2/1/2023 3:06:57 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

View full Cape Cod Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Cape Cod Fishing Reports

  • Shellfishing and Trout Fishing Cape Cod in December
    12/22/2022 5:13:30 PM - Lots of Sports Port anglers have been having great luck fishing for trout in our beautiful Cape Cod ponds. Thanks to Glen for sending the picture of the trout seen below. He


  • Shellfishing Trout Fishing...and STRIPED BASS?
    12/2/2022 11:20:38 AM - Carl and a few other customers reported that they are still catching Stripers in the canal. There has been schools of mackerel and if you are willing to put the time in and c


  • A November to remember!
    11/21/2022 2:59:38 PM - By Striper Mike Sports Port Pro Staff Stripers & Bluefish - November 2022 We are now at the end of the 2022 striped bass and bluefish migration and November is your last chan


  • Cape Cod Fall Migration – Living the Dream
    10/31/2022 2:05:44 PM - By Striper Mike Sports Port Pro Staff The Cape Cod fall migration of striped bass and bluefish is world renown and anglers from all over try their best to catch some of these


  • Albies Striped Bass and Bluefish
    9/22/2022 1:52:46 PM - Another week gone by and somehow we managed to get another fishing report in there as well! (If I don’t pat myself on the back who will?) This week was another EPIC Albie wee


  • Those beautifully powerful and incredibly frustrating Albies!
    9/16/2022 9:53:35 PM - Did someone say “Albie Fever”?! Shore kayak and boat anglers are all having luck hooking up with those funny fish off the south side of the Cape…Hyannis to Falmouth. Don’t ge


  • Enormous striped bass
    8/22/2022 5:27:35 PM - That striper is gigantic!


  • Beautiful summer flounder
    8/5/2022 5:14:58 PM - A good summer for summer flounder (fluke). Everyone caught at least one!


  • Surfcasting trips with Sports Port Pro Staff and the Fishing Report
    7/21/2022 2:25:54 PM - By Striper Mike Sports Port Pro Staff Imagine walking the beautiful beaches of Cape Cod viewing spectacular sunrises and sunsets while having the opportunity to catch powerfu


  • Thousand pound tuna tagged and released
    7/20/2022 4:55:04 PM - Captain Mike Abdow knows where to find giant bluefin tuna. This one-thousand pounder was tagged and released. (20 second video warning: adult language)


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Top Cape Cod Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Sports Port
    We carry rods, reels, lures and bait for fresh water and salt water fishing.

  2. Forestdale Bait & Tackle
    We are a bait and tackle shop, serving Upper Cape Cod since 1999. We carry all of the gear you need for fishing local waters - both fresh and saltwater - and the bait needed to go with it!

  3. Riverview Bait & Tackle
    Bait, tackle, hunting supplies, archery, darts, and shell fishing supplies

  4. Powder Horn Outfitters


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Top Cape Cod Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Laura Jay Charters
    Captain Don Cianciolo has been fishing the waters of New England for over 40 years. He currently holds a United States Coast Guard 100-Ton Master’s License. The Laura-Jay is a Custom 31’ Duffy Sportfisherman outfitted for serious fishing. We are lo

  2. Emma Jack Charters
    Go home with a story of “The one that didn’t get away”. Catch Striped Bass, Bluefish, Cod, Tuna, Sea Bass and Fluke aboard the EmmaJack, a fully equipped 35’ Young Brothers, great for families and groups.

  3. Atsakeepa Sportfishing Charters
    Specializing in Striped Bass, Bluefish, Scup (porgy) , Sea Bass, Tautog and Bluefin Tuna.

  4. Aquarius Sportfishing


  5. Cape Cod Family Fishing Charters


  6. Shannon Sea Sportfishing


  7. Janine B Sportfishing


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Top Cape Cod Marinas

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Latest Fishing Spots

Gag Grouper 14837

Black Grouper 15481

Wreckfish 766

Wreckfish 765

Wreckfish 764

Red Snapper 36351

Bigeye Tuna

Swordfish

Swordfish

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Bouy Conditions

Station 44090 - Cape Cod Bay, MA (221)
February 2, 2023 11:30 am EST
Location: 41.84N 70.329W
Significant Wave Height: 1.0 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 3 sec
Average Period: 2.5 sec
Mean Wave Direction: NNW (338°)
Air Temperature: 31.5°F (-0.3°C)
Water Temperature: 41.4°F (5.2°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon

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