More and bigger bass have moved into Nantucket Sound during the past week. The Middle Ground shoal, a traditional early season hot spot, was on fire during the early days of the week. A charter boat customer Wednesday boated a 44-inch bass from the Middle Ground rip. The same day a private boat party jigged up several dozen bass, with only one being under the legal limit.
In Buzzards Bay, schools of bass in the 20 to 30-lb class are moving up the bay and into the canal. They’re feeding on pogies and mackerel.
After disappearing for the past two weeks, 5 to 7-lb bluefish are showing up, particularly from South Cape Beach east to Cotuit. Evenings continue to be the best time to plug from the beaches.
Fluke fishing reports have been few to date. A frequent complaint is black sea attack the fluke rigs before they hit the bottom.
Yes, black sea bass fishing nothing short of outstanding. The legal limit is 15 inches but most anglers are releasing anything under 20 inches and still getting their five-fish limit.