The fishing is slowing around the island, but there are definitely some spots that are producing a variety of species. Great Point is probably your best bet for albies, both from beach and boat, while the Bonito Bar has been tough to fish due to the rough conditions that are still around.
It would only make sense that folks on the Grey Lady are more concerned with the wind, waves, and water damage as opposed to fishing. All of us here at Salty Cape are hopeful that damage to property will be limited and that everyone on the island comes through unscathed.
Albies have moved into the harbor, which provides some protection from the wind. With seas running three to four feet around the Bonito Bar and the flats filled with coffee colored water, there isn’t much to tell about that portion of the island.
The Bonito Bar continues to fish very well, with multiple fish being caught on the incoming tide. The Yo-zuri Deep Diving Crystal Minnow is an island favorite, but Epoxy Jigs are also effective along with other traditional funny fish metal jigs such as Deadly Dicks.
There are still bluefish pretty much all around the island, with the southside beaches best for shore anglers while boaters can take their pick, with the stretch from Sankaty to Great Point usually popular with both charterboat and recreational anglers.
Bonito have become more reliable around the Bonito Bar, which is always a good thing. The big question is what the strong east winds predicted for this weekend will do the fishing. The best bass fishing from boat or shore has been along the southside beaches.
Many anglers who fish bass earlier in the season have turned their attention to offshore, where there area good number of white marlin about 15-miles south of the island. There are some small yellowfin and bluefin at the Northeast Corner of the Dump and the Claw, but there have also been some giant bluefin hooked.