The Sounds

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Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds Fishing Report – July 28, 2017

Anglers trolling Horseshoe Shoal catching mainly five to six-pound fish with enough 10+-pounders to make it interesting. Brown sharks continue to provide some heart pounding activity, with shore anglers too often undergunned when it comes to the tackle they use while boaters have the advantage of being able to follow the fish and typically are using stouter equipment since casting isn’t as important.

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Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds Fishing Report – July 7, 2017

If you’re going to fish shoals like Middle Ground, Halfway/L’Hommedieu, Hedge Fence, and Succonesset, to name some that get the most attention, you had better be there well before first light as the bite has been short-lived before the fish get lockjaw. Along with some surface feeding schools of sea bass, boaters are reporting catching them while trolling the edges of a number of shoals in the sounds, such as Eldridge, Wreck, and Hedge Fence.

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Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds Fishing Report – June 22, 2017

You would be hard pressed to pinpoint any of the shoals as the best to fish since they are all holding bass, mainly those chunky 26 to low-30-inch fish that were born in 2011. From South Cape Beach to Cotuit, there has been some bluefish activity for beach folks; the issue is trying to figure out where they are going to be from day-to-day, as there has been no consistency.