Dan's Tackle Box

Cape Cod, 2/2019

We stayed with friends in Yarmouth over the long Presidents' Day weekend. I went looking to catch a snowflake striper or winter flounder. South of The Cape winter flounder are out of season until March 1st. North of The Cape they are in season year round. 90% of stripers migrate towards Chesapeake Bay. The rest winter deep in estuaries or lurk around warm power plant outflows.

Dawn on Saturday at Wilbur Park where there is a fishing pier, small sandy beach, limited free parking for shore fishermen, cartop boaters, and boat trailers, and a concrete boat ramp for launching into the Bass River
Winter Striper Fishing

Fishing pier
Winter Striper Fishing

The property at Wilbur Park is a registered archaeological site. These ancient 3,500 year old Indian stone spearheads were found there.
Winter Striper Fishing

Early Sunday morning it snowed
Winter Striper Fishing

Sandwich Marina
Winter Striper Fishing

Canal Power Plant
Winter Striper Fishing

Outflow location
Cape Cod Canal Power Station Outflow