With all the talk of bluefin tuna in the area, many folks are going after them more and more. I hear on the radio reports of a guy "seeing one in the rigs this morning" or " we saw some jumpers here yesterday", but that is really about all I hear. Sure there have been some fish caught, the latest giant in Cape Cod Bay and a few small 50-60 pound bluefins off Nauset on the backside, but the for the most part these are tuna fishing trips, not tuna catching trips. Come mid September however that will change. As the days get shorter and the air is cooler every morning it subtlely changes all of natures creatures alittle each day as we prepare for winters onslaught. Soon the tuna will feed heavily as they sense the diner table east of Cape Cod will soon be cleared forcing them south and east towards the Mediteranean lattitudes.
For now the bass are still biting heavily. There is a good bunch of stripers laying on the bottom east of Chatham light. They have been there a while now and there are now blues mixed in with them as well as the hordes of dogfish. Bearses Shoals and the rips there, have bass laying on every sandbar. You can see them as we drift through the rips. For the last week we have had at least one fish on for every drift through the rip. Usually we will get hit on all the baits, but there is a knack to setting the hook so you can catch the fish.
Most folks need a few drifts to "catch on" ! Care to try ? There are widely scattered openings throughout the next 3 weeks before I start tuna fishing. Call or email to reserve a spot.