There are bluefish pretty much everywhere you go around the island, especially on the southside where they are running larger, giving both shore and boat anglers the opportunity to cast for them.
The bass action around the island has slowed a bit, although there are still some being caught on the flats around Tuckernuck and along the northside. On the other hand, the big bluefish are still think off Sankaty and the southside rips, many of them well into the double digits.
There are schools of bunker around the north side of the island for the first time in a long while and the bluefish are chowing down big time, especially down around Dionis. Southside, there are bass being caught on big white (day) and black (night) soft plastics around Tom Nevers and the airport.
When it comes to big bluefish, Nantucket is as good a bet as your will find around the Cape and islands, with double digit fish not unusual. The harbor has a good number of stripers and folks on the island find soft plastics a very effective way to catch them.
The island has plenty of bait, from sand eels all along the north shore to squid and sand eels along the southside. There are bluefish being caught by shore anglers from Madaquecham to Sankaty, with an occasional bass, including some legal fish, in the mix as well.
In last Saturday’s Osterville Anglers’ Club tournament, the top three bass, the largest at 16-pounds, and the top three bluefish, all double digit fish, were caught on a boat that fished Nantucket, so that should give you a good idea of the action on the island.