Elizabeth Islands Fishing Report – October 16, 2015

Phil Stanton provided reports and photos of some nice bass and bluefish that he and Matt Conley and Harold Brewer caught along the islands earlier this week. Live eels did the trick, including on the big chopper that weighed about 15-pounds, and Phil emphasized that it didn’t matter what time of day they were fishing. There was no bird life and a lack of surface feeding fish, although Phil did say they saw at least one school of smaller bass working in around the rocks.

Matt Conley, President Emeritus of the Bone Fish and Tarpon Trust and Hard Brewer, President of the BTT with a 15-pound bluefish.
Matt Conley, President Emeritus of the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust and Harold Brewer, President of the BTT with a 15-pound bluefish.

Another angler reported to Jim Young that he hooked the largest bass he has ever seen fishing eels at night around the islands, but attempts to gaff it failed, with one parting the line.

Woods Hole has been sporadic in terms of any bass or bluefish action, but the tautog bite has been OK.