If you're planning to travel to Massachusetts, one of the towns that you should include in your itinerary is Eastham. Things to do in this charming city range from visiting cultural sites to participating in outdoor activities. If you want to go fishing, there are many excellent spots in the town for you to visit. BBOnline recommends these great fishing spots in Eastham.
**Please Make Note: Some places require a fishing permit! Be sure to check here to see if you need a permit: http://www.eregulations.com/massachusetts/fishing/saltwater/2014-saltwater-fishing-permit/ ***
Herring Brook Road
Eastham, Massachusetts 02642
Herring Pond is an excellent place for freshwater fishing in Eastham. Things to do for outdoor enthusiasts in Eastham must include a fishing trip to this kettlehole pond, because it offers a wide variety of fish in its waters. The pond has a surface area of 43 acres, and its average depth is about 18 feet. The water is so transparent that the bottom of the pond is visible, and this makes fishing more interesting and effective. Weeds are constantly growing in the pond and it provides great coverage for fish, but it can also interfere with fishing.
Some of the fish that you'll find in Herring Pond include brook, brown, tiger and rainbow trout, as well as warm-water fish species such as the smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, brown bullhead, chain pickerel, white perch, yellow perch, golden shiners, banded killifish and pumpkinseed. It's known among local anglers that the pond produces some fine holdover brown trout. This is a result of spawning done by sea-run alewives that come from Cape Cod Bay. During summertime, you can try to fish for trout at around 23 feet deep.
If you're driving to the Herring Pond from your Eastham Inn, you should head west on Samoset Road. Take a left when you see Lawton Road. Go until the end of the road and turn left into Herring Brook Road, and you'll see the access to the pond on your left, right after you pass a stream.
Coast Guard Beach
Eastham, Massachusetts 02642
Coast Guard Beach is one of the best places for outdoor activities in Eastham. Things to do for active tourists must include a trip to this wonderful beach, because it's a great place for swimming, hiking, biking and bird watching. For anglers, this beach provides good opportunities for saltwater fishing. The most common fish species that are caught along this beach are the bluefish and striped bass, but you may also be able to catch cod and tuna. You don't have to get a fishing license for recreational saltwater fishing in Cape Cod.
Coast Guard Beach has seasonal restrooms and a ramp that facilitates wheelchair access. There is limited parking in the beach area, and the parking lot is closed to the public from June to Labor Day. Shuttle service is available at the parking area in Little Creek, near the Doane area. It is easy to get to Coast Guard Beach from your Eastham Bed and Breakfast. Just travel east for about 1.5 miles on Nauset and Doane roads. You will find brown and white signs that provide directions to the beach.