For when you are, the memories and experiences are always worth it! Cam followed up in the afternoon and than last night a bunch more were reported including a 36 inch bomb!! Does this finally prove our point?! I love the fact our fishing community is so engaged these days. With that in mind, I … We are sitting at 47 degrees in the sound now. So go where you have access! July 31, 2020. Generally, I target these fish with a top water plug. Generally, target these guys in low light situations, because that is when they are most active, but guys are catching them all day if you know what to do. It is so fun to watch these magical creatures in their natural environment. Great work Chuck! Many believe that our waters offer the best Bluefishing on Earth. Most of the fish are concentrated on the north shore and the harbors, which is typical for this time of year, but what has been different is how long the big bait has stayed around. I’m bringing up bait because I can’t remember having so much bait in our fishery. IN fact, daily I get the question of “where should I go beach fishing?” and without hesitation I tend to say Great Point in the early morning or evening. Surf Fishing in Nantucket. They are plentiful, provide dinner fare, and are fun to catch. We have had fewer and fewer fish. Honestly. Office: 508-901-9087. Keep your fingers crossed. It is so much fun out there right now. What’s “funny” fishing? We have loads of sand eels inshore, Bunker, Squid, Herring, and Mackerel. Stone’s Beach has a Little Free Library for trading favorites, with a small look out and bench just right of the steps leading to the beach. The South Shore of the island is loaded with big bluefish ranging from 7-12 pounds. We can’t believe that its actually starting to feel like a Nantucket Spring. We have caught plenty of fish in the 25-27 inch range as well, so we have some size around. Consistent 50 degree days with winds shifting to the south. I would not say these fish are thick yet, but they are coming and the fluke in particular are getting more and more abundant by the day and are definitely worth fishing for. Saltwater Coop’s Bait & Tackle on Martha’s Vineyard. The fish this spring are feeding heavily and already showing some girth. The best news of the week is that Bluefish have enjoyed this consistency as well and they have pushed into our local waters. As amazing as the water is make sure you are prepared! My guess is we’ll hear more of these stories in the coming weeks. To target Striped Bass, our suggestion is to fish moving water to the east or to the west of the Island. Many beach fishermen this time of year get jealous of the boat guys because of their access to the open water, but beach guys, remember, this is when most of the great beach “funny” fishing begins to happen. If possible this weekend, we heavily suggest trying to get out to coatue and work both the bends and the exterior shoreline. Bluefish will always hold a spot in my heart, because it was the first fish that I could remember catching. Do make sure you know what the tide is as many spots in the harbor only fish well around the high tide, while some only fish well around the low. Especially with the warm water we have and the south wind that keeps pushing more and more warm water on us. As you have read in the reports all season long we are having the best striper season in memory. In order to manage expectations, the numbers are still not like five years ago, but any population of fish at this point is really welcome! Go wet a line! As discussed with a friend this week, there is “an explosion of life” out there. In fact a great friend, Norm Frazee landed a fish that weighed in at the Anglers Club at exactly 10 lbs, on Fathers Day. Have a homebrew. From the beach, the southeast side has a lot of fish, but also a lot of weed. It is the end of June and all of us who live here are exhausted from making this island perfect for ourselves and those who call Nantucket home in the summer. This got me fired up for fishing today. We take people on beach fishing adventures to the beautiful beaches of Nantucket chasing a variety of gamefish. Fish are tailing on the surface and top water poppers are producing tight lines for the better part of the tide. Any time the tide is moving is good for fishing, when the tide is slack, there is nothing to push the bait and they can disappoint. All are accessible, fun and available. In August, when we have the sand eels in thick, it is the most consistent fishery we have from the beach. Our fishery is changing by the day and we urge you to adapt, because that is the fun part of fishing. Cape Cod AM Surf Report: Great Point is now holding plenty of Blues and Bass. It’s the time of year where we really settle into summer. As many of you have heard, this winter striped bass were deemed to be “overfished” which is a technical term meaning that fish are not reproducing at a fast enough rate to replace the amount of fish being extracted from the fishery. The south shore is still the easiest fishery, but the fish continue to be on the smaller side. The key is to not let the fear overwhelm the fun. Perhaps the best location to target these guys from the beach if you can not get to either point is “point of breakers” right near surfside, in the white water. by Michael Carr. I lived there for 13 years. December 4, 2020 Weather cooling, beach fishing improving . The south shore in the last few evenings has been like the "old times.". Skip Bandini . Latest Posts. Nantucket Fishing Reports. While you may not see it on your depth finder, there is likely a pile of cobble laying on the ocean floor attracting the fish. save hide report. The rips along the southern-facing shores create optimal conditions for bluefish and striped bass, and our coastal flats offer prime sight-fishing locations for both species. Northern Pike with a chartreuese midnight special , strike king. My favorite feeling is watching the Bluefish’s initial chase. We love Spring on this island for so many reasons, none the least of which is the awesome skinny water fishing, and this Spring has yet to disappoint us, in fact it has been just the opposite, awesome. You never know what you are going to catch! A lot of the Anglers are pulling Ballyhoo and Bars and finding success once the fish start to cooperate. On lazy days, swim a metal just under the surface. I’ve heard of multiple fish caught in Madaket, Miacomet and Tom Nevers. With all this bait, we have seen Tuna inshore, Mako’s leaping in the rips, a surge of Bonito, more Striped Bass than I ever remember seeing and mostly feeding top water and what feels like a lot of Bluefish compared to recent years. Both have a ton of fish and are loaded with life. A pretty strong low pressure system moved through the NW Atlantic yesterday with winds aimed back at the region which is expected to send a bit more E/ENE swell to us this afternoon. I think I have logged in 45 minutes of snooze time over the past 48 hours. What does that mean, well, wherever there is a shallow spot or white water, fish on the down-tide side of that shallow spot. As you go fish this coming week, please make sure to stay safe. Wednesday during the day John Colten go the first and Capt. Short Term Forecast:    Question. So our recommendation is to fish mid to high tide ad find a shoreline that you know and are comfortable with and make sure to work the stretch to its entirety. I also love the fact the we have Bluefish again this year. Also remember in the Spring, in the shallow water, you rarely want to have a consistent retrieve. Keepers(releasers) and shorts are being caught, fish are active and moving and whether you catch a fish, miss a hit or enjoy the sunset, we can just about guarantee your time on the water will be worth it. This means I am unable to take my own fishing gear. The best bet is to look for birds on the edges and you’ll know where the bait is. Both boat and beach fishermen continue catch in strong numbers. Jun 9, 2019 Mashpee . Usually look for moving water. Ross D. Goslin . I live in Georgia and my family and I are headed up to Nantucket for a vacation. Go wet a line! This is the time of year where if you see small terns, you will find sand eels, and likely there are blues, sea bass or even bonito under. I regularly hear reports of people catching multiple bluefish from the beach on any given night. Especially at night. 1; Details; kevin freed. We’ve got the cure: some inside information on the TOP 9 surf casting and fly-fishing spots on The Grey Lady. As much as i love to fish i've never fished ACK on past visits. Bluefish for me are so fun because they are so visual. Cisco/Nobadeer and Sconset are the two access points we would push you too. As for the flies, this is the time of year to throw a fly rod if you have one. Watch Queue Queue. Fishing on Nantucket is as much a part of the Island as are the beaches and the historical downtown. Vineyard Sound on Fire Right Now! INSHORE – There are lots of Albacore everywhere! High tide is at 6:45pm. If this doesn’t make sense, come in and ask…. Jun 12, 2019 Falmouth . Posts: 702 Nantucket surf fishing, blues and stripers Jun 28, 2010 11:31:53 GMT -5 . These fish forage on sand eels that are gathering tight before moving offshore. We are seeing some of our bigger fish on the East Side, but they are still patchy. How do you know where the bait is? You can fish these guys from the beach, but from a boat it is super fun as there are acres of them. We always look forward to the middle of June, specifically June 15th as this is the date when stripers typically start coming into their full glory. If you are targeting these fish, bring PLENTY of lures as they will crush your gear, but honestly it is worth it. As with all moments of sadness, there are many ways we can handle it and we hope that rather than hide and be scared of the “what ifs”, that the Nantucket community will pick up their rod, grab their kids and get out and go fishing. While the albies are still likely weeks away we have a lot of bonito in our water and many more to come, and while many people jump on their boats and run right to the bonito bar, the jetties and Great Point are just as good destinations. Cam Gammill. Nantucket Surfcasting Co. 654 likes. You will love the hits you get. 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