Capt. Matt Reinemo at Nantucket Tackle Center said that he fished from Madaket Harbor out to the flats yesterday and there were plenty of bass; they were in the mid-20-inch class and a lot of fun on light tackle and fly rods.
Nantucket Harbor is holding good numbers of bass for both boat and shore anglers, with poppers like Smack-its and small walk-the-dog’s such as Jumpin’ Minnows, Heddon Zara Spooks, and Rapala Skitterwalks and X-Raps excellent choices for topwater action. If you are looking for something larger, then upsizing your soft plastic choice to the 10-inch Original is a good idea, with bubblegum, bone, chartreuse, amber and Arkansas shiner good daytime colors, while if you fish at night, then black or olive might produce better.
Southside there are plenty of bass from the beaches, with the stretch from the airport out to Madaket most consistent; pearl SP Minnows and Bombers work well, with bone Hogy’s during the day and black at night the common approach to fishing soft plastics on the island.
A few bluefish have shown in the rips to the south, but the east side of the island up to Great Point has been quiet.