This time of year, you can expect to find striped bass, bluefish, sea bass, porgy and even fluke on the sandy shoals of Nantucket & Vineyard Sound. Learn how Capt. Mike approaches mixed-bag summertime fishing trips in this video shot before work in mid July on the 243 Everglades CC.
Martha’s Vineyard (Surf)
With all of the schoolie striped bass around in mid June, the fly fishing in the rips of Vineyard Sound can be fantastic. In this video, we fished with Abbie Schuster of Kismet Outfitters on the Everglades to film some of the action.
Capt. Dave Peros and Capt. Mike head out for a quick pre-work mission for striped bass bite at Middle Ground, a long shoal just off the northern coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Tips include how to cast into a rip for topwater striped bass and how to rig a weedless Hogy Original.
Capt. Mike Hogan circumnavigates the Vineyard to investigate the usual haunts on the south side on Salty Cape’s new Everglades 24 Center Console. Spoiler: Woods Hole, Halfway Shoal, Quick’s and Robinson’s Hole, Wasque, and Squibnocket were all loaded with striped bass on this Wednesday morning in late May. (2:46)
After fishing all night off the Elizabeth Islands, Steve Hansel of Buzzards Bay Outfitters weighed in a 51.05 pound striped bass into the 2017 Martha’s Vineyard Bass & Bluefish Derby to take the #1 spot in the striper boat category.
Dogs love albies and so do we. This is just a small taste of a fun fall weekend filming and fishing with friends around Edgartown for the 2017 Martha’s Vineyard Derby. Filmed September 30, 2017.
MV local Joe Rogers heads to the salt ponds of Martha’s Vineyard to hunt for offseason striped bass on a mild January afternoon. Throwing 4″ Hogy Pro Tails from his aluminum skiff, Joe found what he was looking for by landing a 32″ keeper to finish off the day.
In mid September, Salty Cape’s Matt Rissell drove out to Chappaquiddick with MV locals Joe Rogers and Phoenix Russell to fish for false albacore on the island’s southeast corner, hoping to attract fish in from the shoals of Wasque.
This year marks the 71st Derby, a fishing event that was first started as a promotion to increase business for a new ferry line to the Vineyard. A public relations man, Nat Sperber, is credited with coming up with the idea of the Derby.