Friday, March 29, 2013

Cape Cod Striper Flies For the Early Season

Spawning bait is the key for early striped bass fishing on Cape Cod. The earliest bait is  likely to be herring beginning in May followed closely by herring & mackerel, especially while fishing in Buzzards Bay. Herring fly patterns will be good for the waters of the Cape. In Vineyard Sound there will likely be a good run of spawning squid, so - squid flies will work in varying colors there. As the early season progressess into late May and into June there will likely bite a good bite for weeks and sand eels. I like an olive over white Clouser or a large eel pattern.

My go to flies during this time are the chartruese R2-T2, olive clouser minnow and a large squid fly.


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