Although I did receive a report from Andy Little at The Powderhorn in Hyannis that the charterboats have been doing well around Monomoy, the news from another source was mixed. According to Bob Lewis of the Cape Cod Flyrodders, one of the members had a good trip last week around the rips, with a good number of bass in the 30+-inch range, but on his most recent visit there on Monday he managed just a single schoolie.
There has been no confirmed news about albies around this area, but if they are in thick in so many other places, there is no reason to believe that they aren’t around South Monomoy as well. Although it is not uncommon to find they pushing bait around Point Rip, they are most commonly found close to shore on the east side. At times they are doing their active surface albie thing, but quite often they aren’t showing on top and can be successfully fished for with fast sinking fly lines or by letting a jig such as an Epoxy or Heavy Metal sink deeper in the water column and then worked with a varied retrieve.