It's been a long time coming, but if you have good sunglasses, you can see the bass stacked up in the rips now. Most of the rips I drift through have many bass cruising the sandy bottoms there looking for a meal. I have heard that the fish have moved out of the Martha's Vineyard area, where commercial fishermen have been getting limits quite often this early July. It is my hope that the fish we are now seeing are the start of us getting back to our usual patterns. I have been fishing about 15 miles away from home since my last report and have been doing well. There are fish in almost every rip I go to, and although the water temperatures are still amazingly cold on some days, the stripers are cooperating and climbing on board as they are suppose to do in late July. I have heard that there are many small fish at Bearse's Rip as well (yesterday) although I havent fished there myself. I might check it out today though, as I do have the right bait for there. There are also fish scattered in small piles on the bootom south and a little bit east of the Chatham "C" buoy in 36 to 48 feet of water. The drifts can be small at times as these fish are in tight groups and they are on the bottom.
Good fishing, Bruce