Hi Folks, Things are moving along now, here on the Cape, with the recent influx of the inshore migrating sand eels. Great schools of them have moved into the shallower waters of Cape Cod Bay and are congregating at the mouths of the creeks and estuaries. This important food source along with the increasingly present alewives are ringing the dinner bell for the popular stripers. Squid are in the Nantucket Sound area fairly solid, further attracting the bass. The Mackeral seem to be a bit scarce though, with poor catches to the trap boats. The more of the larger bait sources we have in the area the more larger striped bass we are going to see behind them.
I did manage to purchase the minimum amount of fresh mackeral I will need for tuna hook baits this year, after waiting on the dock for a few days. Having a decent "mack" for a hook bait is hugely important later on when the giant tuna are cruising the local area. I also invested in one of the top of the line vacumn bag sealing systems from Cabela's ( what would I ever do without the fabulous Cabela's company ? ) to freeze my hook baits. Who knows, maybe my foresight will get me a fish ? Maybe I'll just get lucky?
After all, its all about the bait.