Buzzards Bay Fishing Report – September 17, 2015

First light has provided boaters good shots at albies up around Onset and Grey Gables, as well as down around Stony Point Dike and across to Mashnee Island. As the sun gets up in the sky and the boat traffic increases, the fishing becomes much more difficult. Epoxy jigs in olive, bone, and silver have been good choices.

A number of the schools of bigger bass that were in the Canal last weekend have moved out into Buzzards Bay and folks trolling umbrella rigs, parachute jigs, and the tube-and-worm. The entrance to Onset, the dolphins, and around Mashnee Island have all been holding some larger fish, with drifting live eels another option, especially in the early morning and against at night.

There have been schools of smaller bass around the Maritime Academy, primarily on the incoming tide, as well as on the Mashnee Flats and there are bluefish in the three to five-pound range over by the castle in Wareham, with a few albies mixed in as well.