Martha’s Vineyard Fishing Report – September 8, 2016

With the Derby starting at 12:01 AM this Sunday, September 11, not many people are fishing, explained Doug Asselin, in order to avoid catching the “big one,” or, in other words, what could have been a Derby winner. They are scouting around, looking for bait, with some squid reported off the Edgartown wharf, as well as some silversides, sand eels, and pogies.

During the storm, a few folks braved the wind and rain, with a couple of albies caught from State Beach and a few fish managed along the north shore.

Bob Lewis told me that he saw a number of the Vineyard light tackle captains fishing around Waquoit today, so that most likely means that the water hasn’t cleared enough to get the funny fish going there.

It should be interesting to see if the bonito bite continues from the Hooter to Squibnocket and Menemsha; if the big bluefish are in any of those spots, the odds are that the bones have moved to another one of these locations.