Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Report – May 19, 2016

There are still plenty of small bass around the island, reported Doug Asselin, and he added that there have been some worm hatches starting in protected waters such as Sengekontacket and well up inside Menemsha. A few larger bass have been caught, but there has been no rhyme or reason as to where they have been caught. The first shore caught bluefish was reported today; it most likely came from Chappy, but that’s not an absolute. There are still plenty of squid around, including Edgartown, State Beach, and off Menemsha, as well some mackerel zipping around and sand eels and silversides. The northside of the island is producing some good tautog and a few boaters have ventured over to the Elizabeths to fish for tog as well.