Lots of good reports from out east this week; Charlie Richmond texted me to say he and his crew caught lots of bass at Handkerchief on squid flies from 5:30 to 7:30 AM on Monday. The largest fish they caught was 33-inches, but they had multiple hook ups on numerous occasions.
There apparently is plenty of squid in the rips and while a number of boats, both private and for hire, from Cotuit/Osterville and points east are making the run out east, the great action on the shoals off of Falmouth and Mashpee have none of these folks in a hurry to make that run.
If you have never done it, loading up a couple of light conventional outfits with lead core line and drifting squid flies, soft plastics, or shell squids back into the rip where you jig them while stemming the tide is a visual blast. Bob Lewis of Cotuit told me that he runs a shell squid off of a rod that he keeps in a holder on his T-top and it gets hit constantly, sometimes even more often than the lures on outfits that people are holding.