Dog days of summer? Never heard of it. When August rolls around, its common to hear that there isn’t much action going on inshore. However, bluefish can be found stacked up in the various rips of Vineyard Sound and make for exciting topwater action!
We were casting Hogy Charter Grade Surface Pencils in the rips at Hedgefence for bluefish keyed in on baby squid. These fish were staging right inside the rip and a properly placed cast was the ticket to enticing a strike. Bluefish are an aggressive, hard fighting and acrobatic fish. What else can you ask for in an inshore game fish?
Rod: 7′ MH Shimano Terez
Reel: 5K Shimano Saragosa
Line: 40lb Braid
Leader: 30lb Fluoro
Lure: Hogy Charter Grade Surface Pencil
1. Match the hatch of the abundant forage.
2. Fish “the swing”. Cast up tide and let your plug swing into the strike zone.
3. When dealing with toothy bluefish, opt for a single hook plug for easy de-hooking.