There are plenty of bluefish around, not huge, but plenty of fun as they are following the schools of small bait from the west entrance down to the waters off Quissett. Although topwater plugs are usually effective, Epoxy Jigs have been particularly productive, with contrasting colors the way to go particularly if the bait is really thick.
Folks drifting eels from Hog Island up to the Maritime Academy have been catching some big fish all summer, but right now there are still some remnants of the schools of bass that moved out of the west end of the Canal late last week in pursuit of the bait that is flushing into open water at the moment.
Legal size fluke continue to be caught up on the Mashnee Flats, but your best chance for larger fish still remains the deeper edges of the Canal.
Folks looking for bonito this week have pretty much been disappointed in their searches of the Cape shoreline, with a number of schools moving back over towards Marion.