June 14, 2019 Weekly Rating: 2 out of 5
Things are really only starting to get interesting offshore, although as long as a couple of weeks ago a boat out of Falmouth made the run to the canyons and found plenty of life.
This week, Capt. Mike ran south of the Vineyard to the Claw and Coxes, but came up empty on tuna. But one thing I have learned over the years is that Mike is a very resourceful angler and always has a Plan B up his sleeve if Charlie doesn’t show up. In this case, he was determined to catch at least one cod at Coxes, but did much better than that, as he and John Burns loaded up on 8 to 10-pound cod once they located a productive piece of structure.
There are tuna out east of Chatham, in the vicinity of the Figs, Capt. Austin Proudfoot at North Chatham Outfitters believes. These are big fish, well into the giant category, and folks are either trolling ballyhoo or livelining mackerel.