Fishing Reports & News
There are still fish to be caught; the problem, however, as it has been pretty much everywhere around these parts, has been the wind. Steve saw albies busting off the Steamship earlier this week and a bonito was caught inside Edgartown yesterday, and with the water still plenty warm and tons of peanut bunker and silversides around, the funny fish should stick around for a while.
There are plenty of fish around the island, but there is also an incredible amount of small bait, which has made for some difficult fishing. This year the funny fish have been all over the place, with no rhyme or reason for where they will show from day-to-day.
Capt. Dave Peros and Capt. Mike head out for a quick pre-work mission for striped bass bite at Middle Ground, a long shoal just off the northern coast of Martha’s Vineyard. Tips include how to cast into a rip for topwater striped bass and how to rig a weedless Hogy Original.
Filmed May 24th, 2018
After fishing all night off the Elizabeth Islands, Steve Hansel of Buzzards Bay Outfitters weighed in a 51.05 pound striped bass into the 2017 Martha's Vineyard Bass & Bluefish Derby to take the #1 spot in the striper boat category.
Filmed October 7th, 2017
Dogs love albies and so do we. This is just a small taste of a fun fall weekend filming and fishing with friends around Edgartown for the 2017 Martha's Vineyard Derby.
Filmed September 30, 2017
MV local Joe Rogers heads to the salt ponds of Martha's Vineyard to hunt for offseason striped bass on a mild January afternoon. Throwing 4" Hogy Pro Tails from his aluminum skiff, Joe found what he was looking for by landing a 32" keeper to finish off the day.
Filmed January 27, 2017
The MV Derby is one of the best opportunities of the year for the island’s surf fishermen (and women) to come together and show their skills. Albies, bluefish, stripers and bonito are all in play from mid-September to mid-October, creating quite a scene on beaches with driving access like the ones found on Chappaquiddick.
On September 18, Salty Cape’s Matt Rissell drove out to Chappaquiddick with MV locals Joe Rogers and Phoenix Russell to fish for false albacore on the island’s southeast corner, hoping to attract fish in from the shoals of Wasque. Casting 2oz Hogy Epoxy Jigs with a fast retrieve, Joe and Phoenix put on a surf angling clinic and reminded us what the Derby is all about.
MV local Joe Rogers describes his most effective techniques for catching hungry striped bass at the south side inlets of Martha's Vineyard.
Filmed May 9th, 2016
Capt. Mike Hogan gives an explanation of how he likes to fish Middle Ground, just off the coast of Martha's Vineyard.
Filmed June 5th, 2015