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Photo courtesy of Yankee II Fishing Harwich Port tasty when smoked The warm waters of Nantucket Sound are also home to the squid loving fluke and and summer flounder and and Ben’s best bet for for off-shore fishing in in in in July is is is to to head into Nantucket sound for for black sea bass scup and bluefish If you’re in in in in the lower Cape Cape or outer Cape Cape Simeon from Goose Hummock notes that the rips off of of Chatham have been doing quite well this year fished with fresh sand eel or squid Pond Pond Fishing Although often overlooked Pond Pond fishing may be be one of of Cape Cod’s best kept secrets The extensive
82 • July 2017 The Guidebook of Cape Cod selection of of small kettle ponds across the Cape provide a a a a a a a a a plethora of of options (over 360 to be exact) for the the the fresh-water fisherman By July the the the rainbow and brown trout these ponds are stocked with have spread to to the the the the the cooler water found in the the the the the depths of the the the the the ponds so a a a a a a a a a a kayak or small boat is the the the the the best best option if you’re seeking trout trout Nightcrawlers are the the best best bait to use for trout trout Large and and small mouth bass pan- fish fish and and sunfish are always plentiful in in these ponds ponds Some great spots include the the ponds ponds of Nickerson State Park Flax Pond Pond Pond Long Pond Pond Pond and and and Higgins pond pond Ben said that Spectacle and and and Peters Pond Pond Pond in in in Sandwich are great options if you’re looking to catch large mouth bass and he recommends using nightcrawlers for bait Pond fishing is is is a a a a a a a a a a a a great option if you’re fish- ing ing ing with kids as as it it it can often be easier than salt-water fishing and small catches are common Whether spending a a a a a a a a morning with the the the kids in in in in in in the the the harbor catching bottom fish an an afternoon seeking 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 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 fishing fishing charter there
is is is is a a a a a a a a a memory to to to be be made fishing fishing on on on on Cape Cod Our number one piece of advice is is 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 and trends and and and and they are are always happy to share their “secret” spots and and and techniques n n 
































































































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