Elizabeth Islands Fishing Report – June 8, 2018

Woods Hole is getting a lot of attention from flyrodders and pluggers as bass mainly up to low 30-inch class, with an occasional 40-inch fish in the mix, have been chasing squid from small three to four-inches up to full on adults. Poppers are a lot of fun for both groups, with white or pink top colors, but slightly subsurface presentations with white squid flies or soft plastics in squiddy colors is generally more productive, if not as visual.

Some bigger fish have started to show up down the Elizabeths.

Some bigger fish have started to show up down the Elizabeths.

 

Wire liners have been jigging up the occasional bass up to the 20-pound class and the scup dunkers are working hard with not as much as you expect for this time of year, perhaps due to the northerly and easterly winds, that are keeping the water on the cool side.

Capt. Mike Hogan reported schools of birds working over bass all the way from Lackey’s to Quick’s, but the fish are generally on the small side and there haven’t been any confirmed reports of larger bass along the islands.