Monomoy Fishing Report – August 25, 2017

The word is that the fishing is so good around Monomoy that recremercials from the other end of the Cape are either trailering their boats down there or making the run by water.

Just after I wrote that line, Charlie Richmond texted me to say he fished Bearses yesterday from 4 to 7 PM and caught nothing and the recremercials in the area were also doing nothing. You could use that information to check out a tide table to see what was going on then since many people have been reporting that certain current changes and movement have been much more productive than others.

Andy Little said there have been more squid reported in the rips, making the use of topwater plugs and soft plastics effective again around Handkerchief and Bearses at times.

Apparently, the presence of baits that you normally don’t associate with Monomoy such as mackerel and pogies has been driving some of the action and Mike Thomas reported that he has been getting calls from lower Cape anglers looking for Sebiles.

Some anglers are also netting pogies from spots such as Stage Harbor and Saquatucket and others have been jigging up mackerel, with both groups livelining these baitfish.

For the non-bait crew, jigging wire in the smaller, subtler rip lines north of Bearses has been working OK and light tackle casters have continued to find fish in the same areas as well as close to shore.

Although I received a report of a few larger fluke being caught out around Handkerchief, Paul Newmier fished their recently and managed just one recreational legal size fluke amongst far too many 14 to 15-inch fish.