Offshore Fishing Report – August 27, 2015

South of the Vineyard

Not much to speak of; the bluefin are pretty much gone and the mahi action has slowed as well. Some Cape folks were planning on going shark in this area, so hopefully they will run into some good makos and not just blue sharks.

The Canyons

The news from the one Vineyard boat that Steve Morris spoke to was not great: a wahoo and one mahi on their last trip. He also received three reports from Cape boats and they generally slow, with one boat picking up a single bigeye, another catching a blue marlin and some small mahi, and another managing some small yellowfin.

White marlin were the only notable catch for one crew at the Canyons last week.
White marlin were the only notable catch for one crew at the Canyons last week.

There were a number of boats heading to Hydrographer, which has had great billfish action this season.

East of Chatham

Very hit or miss; to find the fish, you are going to have to put in the miles and look for bird and bait activity that is surrounding fish, not just hanging around the whale shows.

Cape Cod Bay

Fish over 100-inches were caught on Sunday and Monday close to Provincetown and an 800-pound bluefin was also brought to the scale; it appears that more bluefish is leading to more bluefin in the bay.