Backside and East of Chatham
The bluefin have moved in closer to Chatham and folks are finding them from the Claw and waters to the south. Black or pearl splash bars, along with green machine daisy chains, have been working on the larger fish, while casters have been using soft plastics, both weighted and unweighted, as well as plugs such as Strategic Anglers. Other choices include Salty’s Toona Tamers and Gibbs’ Tuna Candy.
South of the Vineyard
Doug Asselin said the waters closer in to the island have been pretty quiet. Folks have found a few white marlin, but they have been tough to feed. Others have reported seeing some tuna, but once again, hook ups have been tough to come by.
At least one blue marlin has been caught so far and the daytime swordfish deep drop bite has been producing multiple fish for some boats. There are all three species of tuna, yellowfin, bluefin, and a hot bigeye bite, with the temperature breaks pretty significant according to the satellite reports.