Back on the scene after Mom’s passing recently.
Striper fishing is great from boats in the Muskeget channel; it looks like this same school of 20 to 30 lb fish moves on to the East beach of Chappy at nightfall. Bob “ Haweye” Jacobs got everyone’s attention with a pre-derby weigh-in of a 41 plus lb Striper the other day. Consistent catches there but not many anglers out.
Super Strike Darters in the “ Hanky Panky” color, black Needlefish and Yozuri Mag-darters are the consistent producers. Good fishing at Menemsha before the CG Station fire; haven’t received any reports on how that affected things. Lots of Blues churning up the bait in Vineyard Haven harbor—you can see them[and drool] from the ferry. First Bonito are imminent, several boaters trying for the first local hook-up at the Hooter. Blues are random on East beach at daybreak, more consistent at Wasque on the falling tide which is late afternoon right now. Over in America, met Red Top new owner Tom Coots Wednesday. He confirmed other reports from friends that the Canal is red hot. Again, there are many fish in the 20 to 30 lb range with some pushing 40 lbs. night fishing is best; morning tides are optimum right now also. Whiting, Mackerel and Sand Eels prevail for bait.
Reports from Charlestown Breachway B & T in RI are equally favorable. Stripers are stacked up in the channel, big Blues outside on the end of a long cast.
All in all, great fishing around town!!