If one fishes striped bass in
very long, they become aware that
the fish is somewhat of a god there. Anglers fish by boat, beach and rock
ledges with great skill. Striped bass fishing there is almost a religion. Massachusetts
They are really good at their craft, be it plugging, jigging, live bait or chunk bait fishing. Years of experience has been past down generation to generation. When, where and how to fish for the big ones is well known within fishing families.
One of the where to spots is the famed
connecting and Cape Cod Bay Buzzards Bay to the west. Here, shore fishing is
the only permitted techniques. Rods, reels and lines are prepared specifically
for the location as distant casting is most important. Tidal currents are very strong.
When bait enters and is trapped in the canal, it becomes a six mile feeding
station for stripers.
The canal has a small, six mile roadway on both sides from end to end. Vehicles are not permitted so people use bikes specifically built for fishing with rod racks and baskets for equipment. Light poles are numbered for reference and each is known to be a good, bad or somewhat ok fishing location.
It has been determined that the Cape Cod Canal fishermen should be memorialized with a bronze statue of a somewhat oversized Canal Rat as they refer themselves as. A plaque identifying the statue reads: “The Fisherman – A Tribute to Past and Future Striped Bass Fishermen and The Great Cape Cod Canal. Inspired By Local Fisherman Stan Gibbs.” The statue is located at a public park on the off
Cape side of the canal near the railroad
station in Buzzards
(Bourne) . Massachusetts