The word is that there is no lack of tautog around, with some really nice fish in the 8 to 10-pound class being caught on crabs.
The Three Bays and Dowses continue to produce some small bass and an occasional bluefish, and generally speaking, schoolies continue to dominate the area from Nobska all the way into Barnstable.
If you want to catch stripers, searching for schoolies up in the estuaries of the Cape is probably your best bet, although a few big migratory fish were still reported this week. Large Bluefin tuna are still on the table if you can find a weather window. Many folks looking for consistent action are turning to tautog.
With many folks pulling their boats this week, it’s been hard to come by information. But, one report does suggest that there are still active bass and blues around.
The bluefin bite is still attracting the most attention on the bay side, so its been tough to get a good read on stripers. The success of anglers for either species is often contingent on finding schools of mackerel.
The interesting times in the Big Ditch with some folks claiming that the fall run has already passed, while other anglers are still catching bass and bluefish, claiming that there is still another push of fish headed that way.