Most of us fisher-people want an idea about the best lures when fishing a new pond. That’s definitely the case for nearly everyone when fishing the numerous kettle ponds like those on Cape Cod.
One problem springs to mind, however…
If you ask 10 different anglers what their favorite baits are when fishing Cape ponds, you’re likely to get 12 different answers… 😉
None-the-less compiling a list of the best lures to consider before your next fishing venture to the Cape for a little freshwater fishing action is definitely worth the effort …
Best Bass Lures for Cape Cod Kettle Ponds
- Minnow baits and jerkbaits like the Rapala balsa minnows or X-raps;
- Single & double tailed grubs fished on different types of jigheads (colors are definitely a personal preference thing but you are good to go as long as it has green in it 😉 );
- Assorted crankbaits (perch and crawdad patterns) covering shallow to deep water;
- Senkos-type sinking worm baits (again color is personal preference);
- Spinnerbaits where the all around favorite is 3/8 oz in perch/alewife patterns;
- Drop-shot rigs with a variety of baits (grubs, finesse worms, etc.) and colors (as long as it has green in it!); and
- 1/8 to 1/2 oz. bass jigs in black, black/blue or crawdad colors.
Best Trout/Salmon Lures for Cape Waters
- Weighted in-line spinners such as Mepps, Panther Martin and Vibrax spinners;
- Spoons in chrome, gold, copper with or without fluorescent highlights;
- Smaller versions of minnow baits (Rapala, Rebel, Yozuri Pin Minnows);
- Spinner and bait (usually worms) rigs;
- Small jigs and grubs (pan-fish sizes);
- Berkley Power Baits; and
- A variety of flies either for fly fishing or by using a bubble-type float for spinning.
Be sure to check your tackle box and be sure you have at least a few of these baits in your collection.
Doing so will definitely help increase your fishing success when you venture across either bridge on to Ole Cape Cod or anywhere that has kettle ponds!