Cape Cod Fishing Report – April 18, 2019

The countless impatient anglers on Cape Cod will need to wait a little longer for the stripers to return. With the beaches devoid of action, keep your focus on the hundreds of kettle ponds that are slowly but surely heating up.

Cape Cod Fishing Report

The trout stocking continues across the cape and the rest of Massachusetts. Keep a close eye on the stocking report to get into the action. Throwing some small spoons, spinners, shiners, and PowerBait all seem to be getting anglers hooked up.

As the water in the ponds and herring runs continues to warm up, the herring are slowly slipping into many ponds around the Cape. The bass bite has been picking up as of late, and the pickerel continue to be active. I’ve found great luck throwing jerkbaits for pickerel. Throwing the Z-Man Micro Finesse TRD on a ned rig and the Z-Man JackHammer Chatterbait have been my two most productive presentations for largemouth. The ned rig has even landed me a few crappies weighing in over one pound.

Fishing Forecast for Cape Cod

No saltwater action yet, but once the water temperature gets up to that magical 50-degree mark in a couple weeks get ready for some action. The freshwater bite is on the verge of being automatic. A few more warm days and with the herring continuing to flow the bite is going to make a serious flip. Don’t miss it when it does.

With rain in the forecast, a worthwhile weekend activity is the Fly Film Festival. The festival takes place on Saturday, April 20th at the Cape Cinema in Dennis. For more information click on the link here.
All proceeds are to benefit the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.

6 on “Cape Cod Fishing Report – April 18, 2019

  1. Phil ODonnell

    Hurt so much he couldn’t do a New Hampshire report for a full month now!

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