Well it's been a crazy 2 weeks. Things have blown wide open on almost all things fishing!
We have seen several new waves of fish in the area. Huge numbers of aggressive 20-25 inch schoolie bass. Can be found almost every morning feeding happily, on the surface just about any place in the harbor. These fish have been hitting Both topwater and soft plastic lures and are great fun on fly. But the big news is the push of 30 to upper 40 inch fish that have just arrived. These fish are responding very well to both live and artificial baits. Some mornings they can be found feeding heavily on top in open water, other days they have been shallow on structure. All things considered its these fish are just the shot in the arm Boston needed!
Well almost all species are chewing heavily. Black seabass has been the best I have seen in years. We have imposed a 20 inch , male only minimum on the boat. This keeps both breeding stock in the water as well as making for better table fair. We have even had a good number of keeper fluke and tautog in the mix. The striped bass fishing around the islands is excellent! Though not huge in size these 20-30 inch that have been holding in the rips are a blast on fly! If you want larger quarry then Cape Cod bay is the place to be. The large amounts of sea herring has been fueling surface feeds though out the cc bay area. Large white hogys and top water plugs have been working well here.
So there is a lot to be thankful for right now. Its time to get out and fish!
Captain Brian Coombs