Monomoy Fishing Report – October 5, 2018

If you can get there, stripers in the 30+-inch class are still there to be caught, reported Andy Little from The Powderhorn in Hyannis. Most of the larger fish that kept the recremercial bass crew around have moved on, apparently, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few here or there willing to take soft plastics or topwater plugs.

There have also been some schools of bass along the east side of the island that anglers tossing big plugs have located, with the largest fish hanging around schools of pogies up around Chatham Inlet. If there is a vertical jig bite, folks are keeping it to themselves, but given the almost painfully slow increases in the striped bass quota, the odds are nothing much is going on.

There have been schools of albies off the point and in a number of the rips, with boaters using rip flies, jigs, and plugs doing better than flyrodders and light tackle anglers casting what one would assume would be properly sized imitations.