Never before have I seen so many fly fishermen casting lines into Pleasant Bay, just down the street from the Captains House Inn. I figured the Stripers must be biting and according to a quick Google search, my suspicions were confirmed – the season is off to a near record breaking start. The Nantucket Sound and Pleasant Bay are rumored to be loaded with fish – big ones up to 36 inches and in the Billingsgate Shoals out in Wellfleet, a 56-inch Striper was caught using Mackerel as bait. The two major factors that influence positive fishing conditions – water temperature and bait are working in our favor here on the Cape and as a result, charters and fly fishing operations alike are raring to go.
One of our favorite guides, Glen Southwick runs Rockin Robin Charters out of Rock Harbor in Orleans. His method for hooking fish is jigging and based on the information I have read online, he leaves from a prime location to catch some big ones.
The Goose Hummock in Orleans is a wealth of information when it comes to the Cape waters and fishing. They offer sport fishing charters on the Sound and also in the calmer Bay waters.
For visitors, the vast quantity of information and opportunities for fishing the Cape can be overwhelming to say the least. Here at the Captains House Inn, we are happy to offer our advice, set up charters, and steer you in the right direction. In return, all we ask is that you bring us a a keeper or two for dinner. In all seriousness, we are happy to store your catch until you depart assuming you don’t catch an 80 pound tuna and we have ample space!