A handful of folks were found vertical jigging for bass in 70 to 80-feet of water around Monomoy with some success, but they continue to emphasize the need to change tactics, often a number of times during the day.
Reader Chris Junda shares some intel on the striper bite off Chatham.
It’s all a matter of whom you talk to and when they were there, said Elise Costa. Bearse’s and Handkerchief have both had good action for a couple of hours at the end of the tide, with fish taken on topwater lures and flies, but there are long stretches when there appears to be no life in the rips at all.
Most everyone said that the rips right now are holding mainly bluefish; there are some smaller bass being caught by folks casting, but most larger fish have been taken jigging wire or bouncing sand eels or seaworms off the bottom.
Yes, there are bass in the rips, particularly Handkerchief; they are pushing squid and have been taken on flies, soft plastics, and wire line and jigs. There haven’t been any huge fish caught yet, but the activity is improving from tide to tide.