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By Striper Mike, Sports Port Pro Staff
The spring striped bass migration is well past completion and many of the striped bass visiting the Cape Cop beaches are settling into their summer mode. This now means the water temperature plays a very important role in locating these striped bass. Bass are most comfortable in 55 to 65 degree water temperature and in that range they can be anywhere and caught close to shore on any beach, however as we move into the warming temperatures of summer, the in shore waters quickly approach 70 degrees and warmer. Many of the striped bass retreat to the cooler and deeper water off shore and the charter boat Captains change their strategies to catch these off shore bass.
For our Surfcasting anglers, the early mornings and evenings are definitely the summer fishing times and the daytime hours are now reserved for golf and other activities but always are aware and looking for those cool, cloudy windy days when some stripers still venture in to our many beaches during the day time hours.
John enjoying an evening of surfcasting in Cape Cod Bay.
Enjoy your time on the water and if you don’t have the luxury of choosing specific fishing times, there is NEVER a bad time to be out fishing - get out there and enjoy the day and our beautiful Cape Cod environment.
Stop by the shop and check in with Amy and her staff at the Hyannis and Osterville stores and find out the latest fishing intel and remember if they don’t have it, you don’t need it.- Striper Mike
Fishing Report 7/15/22
Fishing from shore is good….depending on what you want to catch. If you are happy with catching scup and northern kingfish then this is your time! smaller hooks, with some weight and bait and consider yourself ready for some tight lines. If you want striped bass well, that’s a different story. Shore anglers are getting them, but they are small.
Boater anglers are having a much better time catching good size fish. On the South side, Monomoy has been producing slot sized and bigger fish. We have heard of lots of different lures doing the trick: white and pink soft plastics, the yo-zuri hydro squirt (which is a great squid imitation) and squid teaser flies to name a few. We have heard fewer reports on the big bluefish at Monomoy.
Billingsgate has had lots of stripers, although reportedly lots of schoolies with some bigger fish mixed in. Resin and diamond jigs are working well out there.
Our first report of a bonito came in from Rick! Rick and his friend were jigging for mackerel on the Northside when they hooked up with their first funny fish of the season. They also managed to land some nice striped bass as well.
Sports Ports own, Ben, and customer Derek went out of Barnstable Harbor earlier this week and managed to hook up with some beautiful striped bass. They reported that white soft plastics were the secret sauce that morning.
Ben and Derek with their Northside Striped Bass
We hope everyone is getting out there and enjoying this beautiful sandbar that we call Cape Cod! If you have any fish pics we would love to see them and feature in our next fishing report. Send them to us here.
Tight lines everyone!
Amy and everyone at Sports Port
This Fishing Report was submitted on 7/15/2022 8:19:50 AM by Seamus and last updated on 7/17/2022 8:31:23 PM.
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