This morning, the 19th of August, one of our customers who runs charters was is in the store for rod repair (which was caused by a bluefish) and reported that during his charter yesterday afternoon that there was more bluefish than you could handle being caught at the mouth of the river. They had multiple hook ups going on at once, which turned out to be very crazy on the boat so they had to downsize from 4 rods to 1 rod. The lures barely landed in the water before being chomped on by the bluefish. He said they were running about 30 inches. He also said that there were guys trolling along the oceanfront and picking up bluefish there. All of this during the outgoing tide yesterday afternoon.
So if any of you surf fishermen are excellent casters (TallJeff???) come on down and try your luck in the mouth or the front beach later on this afternoon.
George Bossi just in, he also confirms the amount of bluefish being caught. In his words, “I am fished out”! He is off to check his lobster traps. It is the annual “BOSSI” party tomorrow.
On Monday, during the crappy weather, we had a fisherman well inside the river catching 12 lb blues.
We weighed in a 16 pound Striper on Wednesday caught on a chunk of mackerel along the oceanfront.
So, drag out the bluefish lures (anything with a good shape for casting with a single hook on it), and give it a try. They are bound to head closer to shore one of these days! Remember, the oceanfront is a nice place to walk this time of year early in the morning and late in the day. Don’t forget to also try the south end of the island. Get your pass for the refuge and try parking lot 6 and 7 around Emerson Rocks!!!