Fishing for Striped Bass on Cape Cod

Fishing for Striped Bass on Cape Cod

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For the past 3-4 years we have been fishing with Hairball Charters out of Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. If you want a great family outing and you want to share the experience with your loved ones there is no better way to do than being on the water with Captain Eric Stapelfeld. Cape Cod could be my most favorite place in the world and the good news is there are a lot of fish there.

Captain Eric can put you on all kinds of species of fish but our favorite are the striped bass. Why? The stripers are big and put up a great fight. We have fished out of Falmouth and off of Martha’s Vineyard with Hairball. So far we have lucked out with great weather on the past dozen or so trips. The scenery is great, the fishing is great and Eric does a great job of putting us on the fish all the time. Sure, we have had a couple of slower days but we always catch fish.

The past couple of times we fished out of Massachusetts Bay near Sandwich at night all the way to Provincetown.

Working Birds in Provincetown Massachusetts

It seems like the fish like to feed at dusk. This has worked out really well more than once. Afterwards Captain Eric fillets the fish like the pro that he is and we take the fish to JR Brody’s in Falmouth and have them grill, poach, fry or bake any way we want it. Nothing better than fried Striper. It gets even better if we can catch a few bluefish as well. Bluefish caught and eaten the same day is the best.

Eric taught me a little trick in freezing the Stripers. He said to take the fillets and wash them in water with lots of ice and sea salt. This seems to tighten up the meat and allows for better storage in the freezer for longer periods of time. As of this writing the limit is 1 fish per person. But when we were able to take 2 per person we able to freeze a good amount of fish for months at a time.

The biggest Striper we ever caught was just under 50.” (See Photo Above) And that was a big fish for us.