There have been some bigger fluke weighed in this week, with Mike Thomas emphasizing that the vast majority of these fish are being caught in deeper water, in the 30 to 40-foot range. Sea bass are beginning to thin out, with mainly smaller fish around.
There are schools of pogies in upper Buzzards Bay, but they aren’t being bothered for the most part. Any sizeable bass are holding near the bottom during the day’s heat and then perhaps coming up in the hours of darkness.
Mike did hear that there are good numbers of blues around, from Bird Island over to Marion and Mattapoisett. These aren’t huge fish, averaging about six pounds, but they’re a lot of fun on light tackle.
Jon Kolb, a seasonal resident of Falmouth, told me that his son Sam, who is visiting from California, was paddleboard fishing off Sippewissett for bluefish when he hooked up with a fish that was obviously not a blue. Sam said it was the hardest fight he has had from a fish, but he threw it back because he wasn’t sure it was a bonito or an albie. Sam ultimately confirmed that it was a bone.