The Cod fishing right now is pretty bad. There were draggers all winter dragging the bottom of Stellwagon Bank, which cleaned them out for the most part. Still some keepers around, but it is very spotty.
The good news is the Southwest Corner the other day was loaded with whales and Dolphins. Schools of Mackerel and Herring were all the way from the SW Corner to the Eastern Edge.
On the way in I saw huge schools of Mackerel and Herring on Brewers ledge, which is a few miles off of Gurnet Point. By the end of this weekend you should have no problem getting mackerel close to shore.
As for Bass fishing, I have heard of one short Bass caught in the Bay. Once the bait moves in closer we should be able to see what’s in the Bay now. It won’t be long until we have some of those days where we are catching 20-30 keepers a day on Mackerel.