Most Common Fish To Catch

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Fishing is one of America’s longest-standing traditions. It is the most basic form of hunting and survival, but it also seen as both a leisure activity and a sport. Outside of the big cities, where love of teams such as the Yankees, Cubs, and Dodgers have been passed down from generation to generation. Outside the cities, fishing is a great tradition and activity that reaches a multitude of generations in a family. Here are a list of the most common fish to catch the next time you go grab a pole and some bait to go fishing.

Striped Bass

Location: Whole coast surf, inshore bars, reefs, tide-rips, bays,, and estuaries

Season: Mid April-September

Black Sea Bass

Location: South side of Cape Cod, Buzzards Bay to Rhode Island border and a few are found in Cape Cod Bay. Fish for them around bottom structures such as reefs, rocks, and wrecks

Tautog

Location: Whole coast, rocky bottoms, inshore, bays, harbors, jetties, breakwaters

Season: April-November

Bluefish

Location: Whole coast surf, inshore bars, tide rips, bays, and estuaries

Season: June-mid October

Scup

Location: South side of Cape Cod and along coast to Rhode Island

Season: May-October

Weakfish (Squeteague)

Location: Southern Massachusetts sandbars, deep water drop offs, channels, bays, and estuaries

Season: Late June-September

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

Location: South side of Cape Cod, islands, Cape Cod Bay, Buzzards Bay

Season: May-September

Mackerel 

Location: Whole coast, deep water to shallow bays, beaches, jetties, canal, bridges

Season: May-September

False Albacore (Little Tunny)

Location: Mostly warmer waters of the south side of Cape Cod and the islands

Season: Late July-October

With the rising prices of all sports tickets, a nice day out on the boat is a much more wallet-friendly and memorable day out. The art of conversation and patience is lost in today’s culture, and a day of fishing can help to regain those skills.