Mike Thomas spoke to a boat angler who got out two days ago and found some really nice bass and bluefish working on schools of bait from the Stone estate to Stony Point Dike. He was using a mackerel Daiwa SP Minnow and came into Mike’s shop to change out the hardware on it since the fish had really torn it up.
There are still some schools of adult pogies around, but in general the bait has been on the small side, including peanut bunker, baby herring, and sand eels.
Along with the larger bass, there are still plenty of schoolies around, mainly in more protected waters, including from Monument Beach up to Onset and the Maritime Academy, as well as Megansett and West Falmouth.
Mike added that the angler mentioned above found some schools of albies, although he did not manage to hook up. Although the stretch from West Falmouth to Old Silver Beach is popular with funny fish anglers, an incoming tide around the west entrance to the land cut can produce some really good action. Cleveland Ledge is another underrated area and with some much small, tightly schooling bait around, things could really heat up this weekend.