What looks like six straight days (at least) of east/northeast winds should keep the outer Cape beaches pretty murky and weedy; the weekend could see some settling, particularly on Sunday, meaning the bluefish bite from Truro to Race Point could pick up again. These fish are typically very large and extra hungry, making them perfect targets for everything from plugs such as pencil poppers and Roberts Rangers or Surface Tensions to a variety of metal lures and jigs. The latter are easier to deal with as they usually come with single hooks or can be switched over to a siwash. There is some squid in Provincetown Harbor and if it moves around towards Race Point and down the backside, the bluefishing could be fantastic.
Paul Newmier also spoke to a shore angler who picked up a bass fishing plugs around Coast Guard Beach before the conditions became too hard to handle. Once it’s possible to cast a line into clean water, Paul expects there to be more reports of small bass caught on Daiwa SP Minnows, needlefish, and Bombers, with live eels the choice of folks looking for something larger around Nauset.
Paul reported that a group of anglers who visited his shop fished with Capt. Bobby Rice earlier this week and that managed 30+ bass in the 20-pound and up class fishing off of Nauset Inlet. It was all vertical jigging as the fish are hanging deep in the water column feeding on sand eels.
There are some smaller bass still being caught inside Nauset Marsh and the new cut, with shore anglers picking at some schoolies inside Pleasant Bay and around Morris Island.