Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Report – May 12, 2016

There are no reports of bluefish on the island yet, either, although they do have an enormous amount of bait around. Squid are being caught from shore in good numbers around Edgartown and there are herring, sand eels, and even some mackerel from Vineyard Haven clear down to Menemsha.

The island also has umpteen small stripers, with a few larger bass coming from the southside. Quansoo has seen large crowds of anglers fishing the beach in hopes of taking advantage of bait coming out of Tisbury Great Pond, which remains open. South Beach mainly schoolies and this is a good area to bounce either bucktail jigs or soft plastics rigged on jigheads, which you can bounce or swim along the sand bottom.

Doug Asselin had no problem sharing where he was fishing as he has been picking up good numbers of schoolies using his freshwater tackle down around the bridges at the entrance to Lagoon Pond. There are plenty of schoolies along the north shore, from West Chop to Menemsha, with top water plugs, both pencil poppers and Polaris style offerings catching fish.