Woods Hole continues to be where the best action is around the islands – that is if there is any action elsewhere along the local archipelago.
I spoke with Capt. John Christian and he has had good success jigging up bass in the 20 to 30-pound class around the Hole, but his trips down to as far as Cuttyhunk have produced only a few schoolies. In fact, he spoke to Capt. George Isabel and the word is that no sizeable bass has come into Cuttyhunk yet this year.
John believes that things are just late and the water is cold, meaning that a prolonged stretch of southwest winds should kick things off.
Phil Stanton emphasized to me that the action in the Hole has been inconsistent; for example, he worked a perfect tide on Monday afternoon and was marking fish, but had no takers. But on Wednesday, he picked up a number of 20-pounders when he wasn’t marking fish and conditions weren’t as ideal. The key for him has been green jigs tipped with red pork rind and Phil agreed that the plugging has been very slow.