Lee Boisvert went on a charter last week set up by the state Division of Marine Fisheries to tag striped bass and they managed over 70 fish vertical jigging up around the new cut in Nauset. On Monday, they returned to the same area and couldn’t scare up a bass, with only a few bluefish around.
When they moved to Bearse’s, Stone Horse, and Handkerchief, the rips produced bass up to 36-inches. Lee said it wasn’t hot and heavy, but jigging parachutes on wire at least gave them the opportunity to tag some fish.
On the way down Monomoy, Lee did see some small boat anglers casting in tight between the lighthouse and the point, most likely looking for albies. He didn’t see anybody hooked up, but the anglers I spoke to who were doing well there commented that it was strictly blindcasting and you had to search for a concentration of fish and then adjust your drifts accordingly.