I spoke to John Waring who works out of a local shop in Falmouth and he reported seeing about 70 boats or so working off of Nauset Inlet during a walk that he and his wife took on Monday. That corresponds with the reports of a vertical jig bite in these waters; just the fact that commercial boys are hanging there and not running down to Sandy Neck tells you they must be catching enough bass to make it worthwhile.
Barry Joyce reported that while they did not find any bluefin while working up around Peaked Hill Bar and the Golf Ball last, they did salvage the day by putting out a couple of mackerel colored plugs, in this case Strategic Angler, and caught several bass in the 40+-inch class and some big bluefish.
Shore fishing remains quiet, but there have been occasional sports of bluefish activity for shore anglers up around Wellfleet. Race Point has been kind of quiet, with the fish moving between Nauset and the golf ball, with some spots out of reach of public parking – unless you like to walk a distance. Slow moving swimming plugs are a good choice, as are live eels and soft plastics.