The vertical jig bite east of Nauset has been producing quality fish for at least the last several weeks, although as if typical of folks down this way, they keep it pretty quiet. Fishing in 40 to 70-feet of water has been consistent and many folks have reported that they have been outfishing other boats by using Hogy Sand Eel Jigs in green or olive. If you are marking fish, but they won’t eat, dropping a Hogy soft plastic rigged on one of their many jighead styles can be the way to go.
There are also plenty of big bluefish along the backside for boaters, but shore anglers have typically only been encountering smaller ones – if that. Race Point has had some brief blitzes on plugs early in the morning and the occasional bass has been caught at night on swimmers such as Daiwa SP Minnows and Red Fins. You will definitely be better served concentrating on the beaches from Wellfleet to Provincetown, as things are very quiet around Eastham and Orleans.