Jul 16 2015
The weather’s been downright tropical so it’s only appropriate that the first funny fish — a bonito — was reported caught on an umbrella rig at the Hooter. And there are multiple reports, albeit unconfirmed, of bonito being caught or spotted at the Bonito Bar off Nantucke and the Hedge Fence shoal in the sound. Both traditionally will attract the funny fish. Reports from Rhode Island and points say bonito are being caught regularly at Block Island. No word yet on false albacore.
Striped bass fishing remains steady, with fish being caught in the Hole, along the Islands and down toward Tom’s and Wasque. Jigging is the best day time tactic; eels will produce best at night or during the low light hours.
Fluke fishing is the best it’s been in a number of years. The ratio of shorts to keepers (16 inches) is very good and many anglers are getting their limits on a single tide. One very productive spot has been the deep holes off Nobska Point.
Bluefish up to 10 pounds are roaming the mid-Sound shoals, with the best action at Horseshoe. For light tackle fans, a 10-pound slammer provides a lot of sport on a spin or fly outfit. With bass hiding during the high sun hours, bluefish are often the best option.