Even if you didn’t know the date, it would be obvious that summer is here, what with
traffic stop and go, people waiting outside of restaurants for their turn at breakfast and the
dreaded “Gray Plague”, also know as fog.
The bass fishing continues to be great, but the captains eyeballs are burning from dealing
with the fog. Everything is working, diamond jigs, parachutes, umbrellas and I guess eels,
although they are a poor choice thanks to all the bluefish that are around. The quality of
the bass is improving a bit with some thirty pound fish starting to filter in as well. But
nothing so far along the lines of the near 75 pounder that was taken by an angler out of
Fluke around the Point is a little better but still could use some help. But, there are some
real nice fish down there, just not enough of them. Boats will be picking away at shorts
with an occasional fish that will make the grad when all of a sudden an eight pounder will
show up. The HURRY UP has been running over to Block Island for the fluke and has
had better luck than locally, bringing back sixteen keepers on one trip, the best catch I’ve
heard of so far.
It looks like we are in for a great seabass season based on the occasional fish that are
showing up along with the fluke. The recreational season doesn’t start for another couple
of weeks. I almost hate to mention it, but I haven’t heard of any dogfish showing up yet.
Porgie fishing is still hot over at Cherry Harbor, but they are showing up around the Point
now as well.
With water temperatures at the Butterfish Hole in the low sixties, it’s not too soon to start
thinking about the offshore fishing. The lowest temperature I ever caught a mako at was
57 degrees. Normally I wouldn’t expect one to show up until mid June or so, but I
wouldn’t be surprised to hear about one sooner this year. There have already been
yellowfins taken out at the Edge, and I have hear rumors about some bluefin being seen
already. I know that guys monk fishing were seeing bluefins all winter in the Hole, so
maybe it’s time to get out the old mackerel chains and give it a shot. There was a time in
the eighties when giants were taken regularly here around this time of year.
As I was posting this I got a call from The SEA JEANNIE who was out looking for
bluefins south of the POINT and they are there. He saw a number of giants as well as
Of course the fishing in Central America will still be hot through the spring and some of
the lodges that were booked up through the winter months are starting to have some
availability. Give it a thought and check it out at www.tropicalfishing.com