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special gear to catch these massive sh sh (they can can surpass 700 lbs) a a a a a a a a a a a a a shing charter can can be a a a a a a a a a a a a a great way to get some experience and enjoy the the thrill of of of tuna shing By the the the the end of of of July recent arrivals from the the the waters of of of the the the south include bonito false albacore and and sometimes Spanish mackerel These sh sh sh can be be as as as popular to to to sh sh sh as as as blue n n n n n n n n tuna and and because they tend to to to to stick to to to to areas some distance from from shore your best bet is is to to to sh sh sh these these guys from from a a a a a a a a a boat While these these sh sh sh sh are are fast and and sometimes frustrating to sh sh sh sh they are are hugely rewarding and and should be shed with light tackle The waters of Nantucket Sound and Buzzards Bay are where you will nd them Pond Fishing
When the the last ice age crept through Cape Cod slow moving glaciers ground depressions into the the sandy soil creating hundreds of fresh-water kettle ponds ponds over 360 to be be be exact These ponds ponds may be be be one of Cape Cod’s best kept shing secrets They are stocked with brown rainbow brook and and tiger trout as as as as well as as as as small and and large mouth bass By August the the the temperature of these ponds has raised and trout tend to seek the the the the cooler depths
of the the pond’s center A A kayak or or canoe is is is a a a a a a a a a a great option for shing trout in in August and and is is also a a a a a a a a a a a wonderful way to to spend the the day and and and to to explore the the larger ponds of Cape Cod Additionally night and and dawn shing in in in these ponds can prove incredibly successful Brown trout trout are are notorious nocturnal feeders and and in lower light conditions trout trout are are not not as as as easily spooked and and they tend to to creep towards the the the shore seeking easy meals You can also nd nd nd nd chain pickerel yellow perch and sun sh sh in in in in in these ponds which can be caught by spinning bait-cast- ing ing ing ing ing or or y y y shing shing Pond shing shing is also a a a a a a a a a a great option for kids especially those who are just starting to sh sh and yellow perch can be easily caught with an an an old-fashioned worm-on-hook Some great locations include the ponds of Nickerson State Park: Flax Pond Pond Long Pond Pond and and Higgins pond pond Ben from Forestdale Bait and and and and Tackle said that Spectacle and and and and Peters Pond in in Sandwich are great options if you’re looking to catch large mouth bass Night crawlers shiners and power bait bait are the the most recommended bait bait for shing these kettle ponds Whether spending a a a a a morning with the the the the kids in in in in in the the the harbor catching bottom sh an an afternoon seek- ing ing ing ing trout and exploring a a a a a a a a a a a a a a kettle pond in in in in in a a a a a a a a a a a a a a kayak or or or a a a a a a a a a a a a a day on on on on the the open ocean on on on on a a a a a a a a a a a a a shing shing charter there are meories to to to be be made shing shing on on on on Cape Cod Our number one piece of advice is to to to stop by your local bait and and and tackle shop shop The experts at these shops are incredibly forthcoming with tips and and and trends and and and they are are always happy to share their “secret” spots and techniques n n n 82 • August 2017 The Guidebook of Cape Cod 

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