Wasque/Chappy is producing some nice bluefish this week, but all of the weed in the area has made it tough for anglers targeting bass with SP Minnows, needlefish, and darters. Up island, both boat and beach anglers are picking up bass in the shallow, rocky structure around Squibnocket, leaving the boats that jig wire out of luck since there aren’t as many fish in deeper water where they ply their trade.
Steve Morris added that the bonito bite at the Hooter has been inconsistent, with far more bluefish around than bones. Only a couple of bonito have been caught close in, one from the shore around Menemsha and one by boat along the north shore, but Steve said that with all the bait around, including sand eels, baby herring, and squid, the bonito could be very happy.
Schoolies are still being caught inside Sengekontacket and other salt ponds on the island, but the water thereabouts in very warm and targeting those hours when it will be a bit cooler is critical.