Capt. Matt Reinemo advised that the striped bass action continues to build slowly and surely, with many folks, both shore and boat, concentrating up inside the harbor. There have been bass in the mid-30-inch class caught along the south shore, with Cisco pinpointed by Matt as a good location. That said, he add that anyone who can read water can pretty much expect to find bass along any stretch of the south facing beaches. There are also some bluefish showing, again up inside the harbor, where anglers looking for stripers have run into the occasional six to eight-pound fish. Matt has some flats trips scheduled for the weekend, so it should be interesting to see what he finds.
As far as what is producing, soft plastics are always a good bet, and following the “white (or something light) during the day, and black (or something close) at night” axiom is a good place to start. For years I have heard that pearl Bombers are a tradition on the island and Matt added a twist to that: if someone under 35 comes into the shop, they want a Daiwa SP Minnow. If they are over 35, they ask for a Bomber. In both cases, the color they want is . . . pearl.