In addition to its fabulous beaches and ocean breezes, Cape Cod is well known for its incredible fishing spots. The fishing season on the Cape typically runs May through October, and anglers will find several spots that are teeming with a variety of fascinating fish species. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the top Cape Cod fishing spots and where to stay to access them all!
As you begin scoping out the best Cape Cod fishing spots, you’ll likely want to know where to eat, places to see, and other attractions to enjoy in the area. Access our free Vacation Guide to learn about all things Cape Cod including restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities, local events, and more. With this tool, we know you’ll have the best vacation!
Where You’ll Find the Best Cape Cod Fishing Spots
Cape Cod Bay
Close to the beaches of the Cape Cod Bay, you will find a series of shallow water called the flats, which are frequented by several species of fish including striped bass, bluefish, mackerel, and more. Due to the close proximity of the flats to the shore, Cape Cod Bay is one of the best places for onshore fishing! Three fabulous beaches from which you can fish from the shore include Dennis Beach, Sandy Neck Beach, and Bass River Beach. Before your trip, check the Salty Cape’s latest Cape Cod Bay fishing report for an idea of what you might find!
Cape Cod Canal
The Cape Cod Canal, which runs west of Sandwich between the Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay, offers some of the best onshore fishing on the Cape. Connecting Cape Cod to mainland Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Canal has several fishing spots on both the mainland side and the Cape side. Top Cape-side fishing locations include Portagee Hole, the East End Jetty, and “the Jungle” which is located off of Sandwich Road.
The Eastern facing beaches of Cape Cod, known as the Outer Cape, are located alongside the Atlantic Ocean, home to a wide variety of commonly caught saltwater fish species. Also a popular spot for whale watching, the Atlantic Ocean commonly has whales, tunes, and pelagic species that swim just miles offshore when searching for food! Most Atlantic Ocean fishing in the region is done offshore, but you won’t have to travel far to find incredible fish!
Where to Stay
If you’re looking for the best place to stay to access all the Cape Cod fishing spots mentioned above, look no further than the Captain Farris House. Our cozy Inn is centrally located in Yarmouth, providing convenient access to the rest of the Cape! After a day full of fishing, come back to our charming B&B to unwind. Enjoy luxurious linens, spacious rooms, fine bath amenities, and a few thoughtful touches to make your stay extra special.
You can’t go wrong with any of the rooms and suites at our B&B, but the Captain Farris Suite is the ultimate place to unwind. Relax in the oversized ottoman chair with a glass of wine or snuggle up on the cozy couch with a blanket before drifting off in the antique queen-sized bed. Wake up slowly to a delicious, homemade Captain Farris House breakfast before heading out for another fantastic Cape Cod day.
If you’re ready to book your Cape Cod vacation, check the availability of all our guest rooms and suites now and book today. We look forward to hosting you!