Although typically known more for its bass fishing, at the moment it appears that more folks are headed to this area in search of albies and doing quite well.
On Tuesday, a couple of members of the Cape Cod Flyrodders fished around Point Rip and managed to catch five false albacore by blindcasting with fast sink lines – a technique that they and others often use to target funny fish when they aren’t showing.
It was a different story the next day when two different members fished pretty much the same area and found albies ripping it up on top, landing what another angler said were “double digit numbers.”
It will be interesting to see what the winds of the last two days out of the east/southeast will do in terms of either kicking the albies out with some colder weather or if they either continue to be active on top or if they go back to hanging deeper in the water column.
As far as stripers go, not many boats, including charterboats out of Barnstable, Harwich, and Chatham, have been fishing for bass in the rips, but the word is that there are still fish around. Both trolling and casting continue to work, but be advised that any bass and blues in the area are on the move and the fishing can be especially hit-or-miss the longer we go into October.