Steve Morris at Dick’s Bait & Tackle in Edgartown said that other than a few larger bass from Gay Head and Squibnocket, most shore anglers are finding most of their fish on the smaller side inside Menemsha and around Lobsterville, as well as Lagoon and Sengekontacket Pond.
Bluefish are very scattered, with a few taken along East Beach by shore anglers, but much of the oversand activity has been curtailed due to the piping plovers.
If fish are being caught from the beaches along the north shore, folks are keeping it quiet, which makes sense given that many of the best spots have limited access and a crowd of fishermen can be enough to cause landowners and public authorities to close a locale.
Black sea bass are still being caught in decent numbers, along with plenty of scup, around Hedge Fence and Squash Meadows.
Steve added that boaters have been picking at bass vertical jigging around Squibnocket and off Gay Head, along with some wire line and parachute combinations.