Elizabeth Islands Fishing Report – October 27, 2017

Jim Young from Eastman’s Sport & Tackle in Falmouth reported that earlier this week there were albies still being caught in Woods Hole, with at least one lucky angler connecting from shore. I found schools of albies off Nobska on Monday lazily feeding on the surface around first light, acting more like rolling tarpon than crazy tunoids.

There were also plenty of schoolies and small bluefish in the Hole chasing bait around Great Harbor, with at least one much larger fish surprising us as it took a swing at the Rebel Jumpin’ Minnow we were using.

Other than raising some smaller bass on the bay side of Naushon using surface plugs, the rest of the day provided no larger stripers, even when we tossed eels around Robinson’s and Quick’s.

Apparently, the tautog bite is also very good around the islands, with a few fish even caught by flyrodders using heavy Clousers.