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on around these docks which is also helpful for the the slower moments in in between catches The Dowses Beach Fish Pier in in Osterville is is another excellent option as the the nearby beach is is known for its warm waters and a a a a a surplus of tide pools can help young anglers who have become bored with shing Cape Cod Canal
Although the canal is famous for its striped bass blue sh strong currents and frustrating inconsistency it is is also home to many species of smaller sh Although more experienced anglers with special gear can try their hand at the the larger striped bass a a a a a a more friendly way to sh the Cape Cod Canal
is by focusing on the small bottom sh like mackerel pollock sea herring ounder and common perch While these sh sh are loathed by shermen and notoriously known as “bait snatchers ” sh like the common perch are strong and put in in in a a a a a a great ght making each catch exciting Some places of note include the the Scussett Fish pier or the the Bulkhead area at the Sandwich Marina All you really have to to do is drop a a a a line — — no need to to cast — — and you are almost sure to to catch something It can be wise to to time these outings during slack tides and to stick within a a a 1-2 hour time span There is so much going on in in the active Canal
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