Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay

A complete fishing forecast for the Massachusetts South Coast, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

  • April 17, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    Trout and bass are picks one and two. The crappie are schooled up big time right now, so if you can find them, the action should be hot and heavy. The saltwater fishing will be picking up soon enough, in the meantime, the freshwater action doesn’t get much better than this. Read More »

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  • April 10, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    This week’s warm weather has really put the largemouth bass in a feeding mood. Look for them to be hugging the banks, and try casting jigs, Senko worms or spinnerbaits. Trout fishing continues to be good as well. Read More »

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  • April 03, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    Without a doubt, this weekend’s best bet is trout. Check in to see which lakes were stocked, and get there with a selection of spoons, spinners and stickbaits. Before long, the trout will wise up, but for now, they are hungry and willing to strike most small, flashy artificial lures. Read More »

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  • March 27, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    With the trout finally stocked, that is my top pick for the weekend. Pickerel and bass are a good option as well. The afternoon hours might be best, as it will give the sun a chance to warm the ponds. hiners are the best bet for action, but covering water with lipless crankbaits, Senkos, shallow-diving crankbaits and jerkbaits will catch fish as well. Read More »

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  • March 20, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    Put largemouth bass and pickerel in your crosshairs. Jerkbaits and shallow crankbaits will catch, but shiners will be an automatic. Read More »

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  • March 13, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    The weather looks good for this weekend, a bit on the chilly side, but perfectly fine compared to what we dealt with over the winter. The ponds are open and the fish will be biting. Read More »

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  • March 06, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    Think warm thoughts. We’re overdue for ice-out, and the bass and pickerel fishing that follows it. There may be enough ice to fish on this weekend on some small ponds, but be extra careful. Read More »

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  • February 27, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    Another deep freeze has Cape Cod ice fishermen getting their tip-ups ready. Last week’s relative heat wave melted the ice along the edges of most Cape ponds, but by Thursday, those edges were being shored up. So this weekend, ice is on the agenda again. At Red Top in Buzzards Bay, some monster panfish have … Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by Snowy Owls a Welcome Winter Sight


    It will still be several months before we see a return of any fish along the beaches, but that does not mean the beaches are void of life. Bundle in layers, grab a Thermos of coffee and hit the shore in search of our winter’s wildlife before it is gone. Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    If the ice is sturdy enough to support fishing, try dropping a bait in deeper water. The ice will be thinning this weekend, so make absolutely sure it can support your weight before trying any fishing. Read More »

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  • February 13, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    Think warm thoughts. The sooner the ice gets off these ponds, the sooner we can really start fishing on Cape Cod. Consider making a road trip this weekend or staying home and organizing your gear and changing out your hooks, line and other tackle in preparation for the spring striper run. Just two months before the schoolies start nosing into Cape Cod waters. Read More »

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  • February 06, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    scape the ice/open water limbo and take a road trip. Ice fishing in Central and Western MA or cod fishing in Rhode Island could help you get your fishing fix while waiting for the Cape ponds to thaw or freeze. Read More »

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  • January 31, 2014

    by Night Ice


    Every winter, if the ponds lock up around the On The Water office, there’s talk of cashing in on the nighttime crappie bite through the ice.

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  • January 30, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    There should be fishable ice right through the weekend. Gather a group of friends, a few dozen shiners, a propane grill, a mess of tip-ups, a few folding chairs and have a tailgate party to rival any happening in the Meadowlands this weekend. Read More »

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  • January 23, 2014

    by Jimmy Fee


    Keep your fingers crossed for enough ice to fish on. The fishing through the ice was great a couple weeks ago, and there’s no reason to expect any different on this go’ round.  Read More »

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