It’s mid-June and fishing around the upper Cape is very good, despite the erratic weather.

Striped bass have settled in throughout Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds, the Woods Hole Passage and Buzzards Bay.  Even shoals such as Succonesset, L’Hommedieu and Hedge Fence are holding bass along their deep water edges.  Shore anglers from South Cape Beach to Cotuit are  picking up bass that move into the shallow waters during a night dropping tide. With last week’s cool weather, these spots are likely to hold bass for the next week.

In Vineyard Sound, the Middle Ground, Quick’s and Roboinson’s Holes and the south side of the Islands out to Cuttyhunk have sizable schools of bass.  Jigging, chunking and eels are all producing.  Light tackle and fly anglers are picking up bass along the rocky shorelines.

Fluke fishing, which started slowly, has picked up with decent number of keepers mixed in the sub-legal fish.  The largest fluke can be found in the deepest holes.

Sea bass have spread out following the end of their spawning season but can still be found over the wrecks and particularly at Cleveland Ledge in Buzzards Bay.

The next several weeks should offer good fishing before the inevitable summer conditions set in. So now’s the time to get out.