Elizabeths Reports

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Elizabeth Islands Fishing Report – September 7, 2018

Striper fishing down the islands has been consistent, with a number of 27 to 32 inch bass caught this week. There have been schools of small bass around, but they have been sporadic; Penikese has had a mix of both bass and blues, but the quality of the fishing has been varying widely from day-to-day, despite the presence of large schools of small bait.

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Elizabeth Islands Fishing Report – August 16, 2018

There is no problem finding the fish around Woods Hole, with the largest flock of terns I have seen in years working over small bluefish around Nonamesset and another concentration between Little Harbor and Nobska. There are still a few boats chunking around Felix Ledge and other spots in Quick’s Hole, as well as drifting eels both there in Robinson’s on an incoming tide.

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Elizabeth Islands Fishing Report – July 27, 2018

The seven-inch Original Hogy in bone continues to be my go to lure in Woods Hole for spin anglers, with a smaller Skinny in bone on a jighead is my choice when the fish are very fussy and strictly focused on baby squid. So far, the word has not gotten to the fish about the bone spook style plugs that are simply dynamite, but there are plenty of choices that work, along with smaller white pencil poppers and Smack-it poppers.

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Elizabeth Islands Fishing Report – July 19, 2018

The arrival, or perhaps I should say “the spawning,” of baby squid has really produced some good early morning action this week in Woods Hole; small, white bunny squid flies on a fast sink line really worked during the stronger parts of the current, but the bass really loved the lobster pot foam poppers we used as the tide lessened.