There are still some albies up around Great Point, especially on the inside, but they have been spotty.
The 2016 Nantucket Classic, a multi-species catch-and-release only tournament, was held last weekend, September 23 to 25. Based out of the Nantucket Boat Basin, the Nantucket Classic awards points based on species, with minimum length requirements for each.
The false albacore fishing has been fairly consistent around Nantucket, although the hotspot has often moved from spot to spot around the island. Overall, Great Point has had good numbers of fish, both from the beach and boat.
Generally speaking, the bonito and albie fishing has been hit-or-miss; the Bonito Bar has a decent pick of both species one day, but it is quiet the next. Folks up around Great Point have picked up an albie or two during some of their recent trips, but many others have produced little or no action
Matt Reinemo said that the bonito bite has been better on the troll around the Bonito Bar, with Yo-zuri Sinking Crystal Minnows a popular lure, whether casting or trolling; things had slowed during the full moon, but it has picked up recently.