Any day now we’ve been telling customers the bonito, not to mention the albies, should show up inside Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds and Buzzards Bay.  After all, they’ve been at the Hooter and the Bonito Bar for more than a month. But everyday we find ourselves repeating the mantra — any day now.

The latest reports have a half dozen or so boats chasing breaking fish off West Falmouth Harbor earlier this week.  And an 8-lb plus bonito was trolled up on a wireline parachute jig at Horseshoe Shoal over the weekend. So just maybe the day will have arrived that the funny fish really arrive and stay around.

In other news, striped bass fishing is slow, unless you’re in Cape Cod Bay, along the Canal or off its west end. Small bass up to 28 to 30 inches are plentiful and feeding on an abundance of peanut bunker.

Black sea bass fishing remains good but the season will close on August 29.  Fluke fishing is decent but not great, with the short to keeper ratio about 10 to 1.