I heard yesterday from a reliable source that two legal bluefin tuna were taken at the Crab Ledge off of Chatham yesterday. These fish were both over 75 inches long making them decent salable bluefin. Dave Dodsworth from Offshore Pursuits also reported that the Tuna.com boat from "Wicked Tuna" fame also was headed in with a fish on board yesterday. My first trip is June 10 and 11, so for the next couple days, I will be poking around to get on the inside track to start my season off on a good note by landing a nice tuna.
Keep your eyes peeled for a Bluefin article I wrote for the famed "On The Water" Magazine. The scheduled release date is the July issue.
The Stripers are in Cape Cod bay thick and within a week we should start seeing them in the rips at the tip of Monomoy. Usually, in early June the better rips are to the west of Monomoy on Handkerchief Shoals. In the early season I prefer the tides that run from the warmer western Sound waters towards the cooler eastern ocean waters. The boats that like to travel a lot will be finding stripers in the waters around Nantucket at this time of the year.
Capt. Bruce & "Marilyn S"