2017 was a good year for Stripers on a fly rod and wading here on Cape Cod. Numbers wise over a 1000 and I got my December fish. Small Bass – The bass were small. The average about 16 inches. The fish were feisty, bright and more than a few fat. For their size they put up a good fight. I can’t recall seeing a single fish with mycobacteria. Legal Bass – Although I caught more than a few 20 + inch fish I got only one legal bass. It was in June, a low tide, just as dark was setting in.