When false albacore finally show up in numbers to chase peanut bunker and bay anchovies, it’s one of the most visually exciting fisheries Cape Cod has to offer. On a beautiful mid-September day in Vineyard Sound, we joined Capt. Jamie Simmons of Buzzards Bay Outfitters for one of the best days of albie fishing we’ve had all season.
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)
Whether you’re fishing for food, bait or just for fun, this fishery is easy to figure out and a great kick off to the season on Cape Cod. Capt. Mike Hogan and Capt. Larry Backman head out aboard FV Skipjack to kick off their seasons by joining a fleet of 60+ boats and test out some of his new squid jigs.
In late April, Nantucket Sound fills with spawning loligo squid, creating an excellent opportunity for anglers to stock up on offshore baits for later in the season or grab a few for the grill. In this video, Salty Cape crew heads out aboard F/V Skipjack for a day of squidding off the south coast of the Cape. (1:02)