Cape Cod Fishing Report- March 28, 2019

The Massachusetts trout stocking has entered its second and even third rounds for some of the Cape’s ponds. Anglers from all over are enjoying the heavy numbers of rainbows and browns being dumped into our local waters. While most have been focused on the hot trout bite there are a few guys motivated enough to begin the search for some fat pre-spawn largemouth.

Fishing Report for Cape Cod

Eastmans Sport and Tackle reported that ponds all across the Cape are hot with trout. People have been having consistent success soaking PowerBait and tossing Colorado spoons. Peter’s Pond in Sandwich and John’s Pond in Mashpee have been stocked multiple times and are loaded up with trout. Two good easy to access ponds to get some fishing in.
Herring have been spotted in the Trunk River over the past week, keep an eye out for them to continue their migration.

The cold nights have kept the largemouth in a relatively lethargic state. Patience and a live shiner are the key ingredients to finding an early season lunker.

Pickerel are not experiencing the same lethargy.  Look for them at the shallow end of ponds in the afternoons, where they will willingly smash a jerkbait, crankbait, streamer, or, of course, a shiner.

Crappie are also schooling up and feeding heavily. There aren’t many crappie on Cape, but just over the bridge in the Agawam River chain of ponds, there are calicos galore.

Fishing Forecast for Cape Cod

The weather is slowly but surely becoming more and more spring like. Plenty of sun during the day and the nights beginning to warm up over the next week, we should be in for warmer waters and more active fish. Over the next week or two the freshwater bite should flip on.

Read more about the Massachusetts trout stocking.

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    When is the earliest you can expect the Striped Bass returning to the canal?


      You can find some holdovers in the Rivers. Usually sometime in April depends on water temperature


    Does anyone know if buttermilk or little buttermilk bay have weakfish??

    1. Michael. Clark

      It does. I always get them mid April. Try using seaworms

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