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Dear Fishermen and Friends,
The big news is that False Albacore are here! We had a report of an angler catching a fish from their boat on Friday and then heard of another angler catching an Albie from the beach on Sunday. Both of these fish were confirmed with photos, which got our juices flowing! And then today, Capt Corey was on the East side of the Island and stumbled into several schools of fish busting on the top water. In a short a period he hooked into four fish! Now, this doesn’t mean they are here in big numbers, but they are here. Expect for the next couple of weeks to have ebbs and flows of these fast creatures before they really settle in.
The other big news is that Great Point is open! Also, Smith’s Point is open. Great Point has been limited to just before the Galls. Luckily the birds just hatched, coinciding with the first Albies being caught. This makes me think it is almost September.
Speaking of September, we are in the midst of the best stretch of weather of the year. It is absolutely perfect out there. The perfect weather has made the bait in our fishery explode. And we all know what bait means. Bait means fish! There is so much bait, it feels like you can walk across it in many parts of the Island. What bait is here you ask? Well, we have a ton of sand lances, squid, butterfish and lots of Peanut Bunker. Peanut bunker are simply baby bunker. They are about two inches in length and the bait that gets False Albacore all excited.
if you are at Great Point on a boat on a West Tide, you will see a show if everything stays in sync. There are acres upon acres of bait being pushed to the surface. Underneath these fish are thousands of Bluefish. They are crashing everywhere and you can see white water from miles away. It is absolute mayhem and so much fun.
Bonito continue to be accessible but not red hot. The harbor has been hit or miss. It is fun when it is happening but I would not count on it these days. There continue to be several Bonito caught of the beach each day. The Bonito Bar has held a good number of fish for the past few weeks and they have been active on both tides, which has been really fun.
Go wet a line and enjoy our ever-changing fishery!