Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cape Cod Canal Alert

In the last few years, I have experienced some of my hottest fishing in the Canal on the June new moon tides.  The new moon is this Friday, June 13, and the big tides, those with the single and double asterisks next to the low tides, will occur from late in the week into early next week.  See this site for tide info:  http://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/CapeCodCanal.aspx It is during that period from Thursday until next Tuesday that water will be cranking through the Canal.
Those big tides should move a lot of bait as well as stripers and blues through the canal.  While fishing reports thus far from the canal have been way off compared to past years,  I am hoping these big tides will give the fishing a boost. Additionally, in the last few years the Canal has been the very best place for keeper bass from shore here in southern New England.
This has been a strange year so far.  Fishing has been unpredictable and late due to the cool weather so I'm not expecting any sure bets in the canal.  Overall, there has been a noticeable lack of keeper stripers around,  more bluefish than expected and good numbers of schoolies.