There are lots off bass and blues that have moved into the Chatham area. Vast schools of sand eels could be seen balled up on the surface that the fish were feeding on. Capt. Bruce and the Misss Jillian found fish that were in 50 feet of water to the southeast of the "C" buoy yesterday. There was a strong temperature break there and there was 60 degree water on one side and 64 degrees on the other. The bass we caught were from 29 inches to 39 inches and all were very fresh looking with lots of sea lice on them. We had our striper limit inside of a couple of hours and were throwing them back and had at least 15-20 blues mixed in as well.
The day before (Friday) there were not as many fish east of Chatham and we went south and worked in the Bearse's Shoals area again to provide limits for both charters using the sand eels. Thsi is my fall back and stand by method that produces fish when no other method will work on finicky fish. Remember, when there is bright sunlight and lots of boats in an area the fish can be put off and very skittish. I use a stealthy approach to the rip and do not fish areas where there are many boats running across and over the areas where the fish are. I wish more of the novice and other recreational type boats would start to think in this fashion. We would all catch more fish.
There are still lots of open dates for the August weeks ahead. Now that the fish and the bait have moved into the Chatham area, its a good time to reserve a time to take your family or friends out for some quality light tackle charter fishing action. Call me at 508 255-0911 or email to inquire about open dates.
Thanks and good fishing to you,