Nantucket Fishing Report – July 6, 2018

Matt Manera, manager of Nantucket Tackle Center, reported that there are really good numbers of bass in the 26 to low 30-inch class around the island. Nobadeer, Madequecham, and Eel Point are all fishing well, on everything from swimmers such as Bombers and Daiwa SP Minnows to Hogy Originals in black, white, and bubblegum.

The flats around Tuckernuck are fishing really well, again with fish in the same size range as the rest of the island.

Inside Nantucket and Madaket Harbor, topwater plugs and soft plastics are very effective this time of year, with flyrodders using poppers, sliders, and Gurglers with good results.

The rips around Great Point gave up a few bass about a week ago, but they seem to have moved on and overall the bluefishing is nowhere near what it typically is this time of year.

Farther out around Rose and Crown and even over to Monomoy, both recreational and charterboats are picking up some larger bass that are feeding on sand eels and squid.