Trick or Treat - Fish & Bait are Here!
It was tough last weekend to get out on a boat but the this week certainly made up for it. The forecast looks promising for a great fishing opportunity for shore anglers as well as boat anglers this weekend.
Tautog fishing has been very solid with most boats easily catching their limit. The bite is anywhere from 15-40 ft of water. Both jigs and rigs seem to be producing well even some tog being taken on metal jigs. There still are a few sea bass in the mix happy to take a half crab. The scup fishing has slowed down which often makes it much easier to target blackfish.
Surfcasters have been finding good number of bass in the breachways and along the beach. The fishing really went off this week and for anyone who was on Charlestown beach they had days to remember. Most of the bass were chasing bay anchovies. Which are a minnow type bait ranging from .5 - 3 inches. Customers have been using small soft plastics, bucktails with a teaser, and top water plugs.
Fishing in the south shore salt ponds remain solid. There are good size mullet as well as peanut bunker keeping bigger sized bass entertained. Now that the temp is dropping you can expect bass to be active throughout the day.
Weakfish reports have been coming in many different depths of water, casting at blitzes or putting crab on bottom. There seem to be a good number in the area. Cod fishing is starting to produce better from areas south of the island and a few have been getting picked off inshore while targeting blackfish.
With blitzing fish out front it's important to stay calm and there is plenty of fish for everyone. When approaching on boat keep your distance and cast in front of schools. Moving slow and often idling your boat is great practice. Keep your distance from shore anglers no need to crowd them. Keep a safe distance from another angler while surf casting. Allowing the fish to work naturally without our interference will help sustain the bite and give everyone the best experience.
Stop by the shop for all the gear & guidance to help you have a successful outing.
Weekend weather report
Friday 10/27 ..SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
SAT 10/28 ..W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
SUN 10/29..NE winds around 10 kt, becoming E in the afternoon. Seas
2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.
Starting Friday 10/27: Outgoing from 10:30 A.M. till 4:45 P.M.
Incoming 5:00 P.M till 10:30 P.M.
Outgoing 11 pm till
10/28 Saturday 5:00 A.M. Incoming 5:30 A.M till 11:00 A.M.
Outgoing 11:30 A.M. till 5:30 P.M.
Incoming 6:00 P.M. till 11:25 P.M
10/29 Sunday Outgoing Midnight till 6:00 A.M.
Incoming 6:30 A.M. till Noon
Outgoing 12:30 P.M. till 6:30 P.M.
Incoming 6:30 P.M. till Midnight