They are back in ever increasing numbers. My fishing pals are already posting pictures of their catches on their Facebook pages. It also seems they are a bit earlier than usual, and we’ll take it without complaint! Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound flats are starting to produce legal striped bass to the early anglers. There were good sized runs of herring at many of the local runs this year. One skipper on the Cape Cod bay side has told me there are good marks of bait on the color sounder when he was out the other day. I assume that would be mackerel. On the Nantucket sound side of the Cape, I have not had a great report from the trap boats (fish weirs) but we have had east winds for the last week and that tends to not work well for the trap guys.
My boat will go in the water before the end of this month, in time for the JUNE run of fresh bluefin into our area. All of my reels have been taken apart, cleaned and lubed in anticipation of this year’s tuna which will have grown another 2-4 inches and will now hopefully be within the commercially legal size limits. These powerful fish will test even the best of tackle. If you have never taken on one of these bluefin, it could be time to step up from the striped bass and try it. You will be amazed at these great fish and the power and speed they exhibit. Fresh bluefin tuna is excellent table fare either seared with sesame seed or eaten raw as sushi or sashimi. One of these fish will get you about a hundred pounds of fresh tuna steaks, you had better have a few friends to pass out some steaks to. Honor your catch by taking care of your fish. We have giant Yeti coolers and ice on board to take care of the bluefin when we catch one, but you also should have a large cooler or two in your vehicle and a box of kitchen sized trash bags to take care of the tuna cuts when you leave the boat.
I am taking reservations regularly now that the sun has finally come out. If you wish to make a reservation or you just have some questions about the best time to go, and what to bring etc, please call me at 508 237-0399 to ask. You may want to look around a bit on my website a bit first as many of your question could be answered there. There is a fish report I submitted a few weeks ago about “TIDES” that may help with questions about when to go. There are also videos of customers catching fish and many photos showing various fun outings of my clients, hopefully giving you an idea of what to expect.
Thanks very much,
Capt. Bruce & “Marilyn S”