The days are long and the Stripers are close. With early mornings and late sunsets, it is very easy to fish around your work schedule. With kids still in school and sports in full crank, easy access is definitely a good this.
Capt. Mike Hogan
The Sand Eel jig is a particularly deadly sand eel imitation. It has replaced the classic diamond jig for many anglers in Cape Cod Bay and Monomoy Shoals. It can be fished fast or slow while jigging but it is also an effective casting lure. The jig can be used on tuna, stripers and albies depending on how you rig it.
Offshore lures are often referred to collectively as a spread. Like just about everything in life, there is more than one-way to skin the cat(fish). Here is a rundown of three classic spreads as I’ve learned from my years fishing south of the Martha’s Vineyard.
Capt. Mike recaps an epic day of bluefin fishing in Cape Cod Bay this past Monday.
Capt. Mike recaps his lights-out bluefin tuna trip out of Sandwich on Monday morning.
When it comes to albies, anglers travel far and wide chasing rumors, reports and secret tips. Sometimes they are easy to find. Others, not so much. In any event, here’s a guide to some of the haunts that have produced fish for me over the past 25 years that I have been chasing these funny fish.