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nantucket fishing report

The Tight Lines Fishing Report is brought to you by Corey and Cam Gammill via Bill Fisher Tackle and Bill Fisher Outfitters. Visit their website, their shop at 127 Orange Street, or give them a call at (508) 228-2261.

Dear Fisherman and Friends,

These days, between the crowds and the heat, there is no place I’d rather be than on the water! It feels like a great escape from life.

Fishing on Nantucket continues to evolve but be extremely productive and fun. We have had a lot of south wind in recent days which has pushed the water temps into the mid 60’s. As a result, we have seen Striped Bass push offshore. The south wind has also brought a lot of weed to the south shore which has made it difficult to fish generally. This should clear through, but for now, we play with the hand we are dealt. As a result, most of our fishing from the beach these days are focused on Bluefish. There are still plenty of fish being caught around Great Point and in certain spots down the eastern side of the Island. This stretch provides a greater infusion of cold water and can hold a lot of bait. 

From the beach, the bluefishing is good right now. During these foggy days, anglers have caught a fair number of fish on the north and western side of the Island. The bigger push of Bluefish have been seen on the east side of the Island and these fish are really big. These fish love the big drop off and the cooler water exchange. There is also still some good bait activating these fish. You can find the blues as singles or big feeding schools which is a total treat. Always be prepared with a leader and fresh line when targeting bluefish because they can create havoc with your gear! 

From the boat, we are still seeing good Bass fishing in the edges. The western edges are holding a decent number of fish, but nothing compared to two weeks ago. These fish are slot size and more active with good moving water. The rips to the east side of the Island are good right now and will be for a few more weeks. These fish are feeding on bigger bait and are super active. If you are not comfortable in the fog though, don’t go out there. You’ll be turned around very quickly, and the water can get quite dangerous. 

Bluefish are active in calmer waters and in the edges. The south shore has a fair number of fish right now as does the east side of the Island. Great Point has also filled in nicely and should stay good for a little while with the amount of bait pushing through.

There has been a big transition locally to fishing for bottom fish. A lot of anglers have really enjoyed Fluke fishing and over the next two weeks, it will be the best of the season with a lot of bigger fish being caught. Black Sea Bass have also settled in, which has created another very accessible fishery.

As our fishery continues to change, we often see anglers looking for new challenges. In recent weeks, there have been several people trying fly-fishing for the first time. It creates new challenges and excitement, and Bluefish are the perfect target species. They are very aggressive and forgiving. Go try it as we are pushing into the days where Bluefish seem to be our primary target.

Enjoy our evolving fishery and get on the water!

Sincerely,

Captain Corey Gammill: 203-962-8867
Captain Cam Gammill: 508-332-9149
Captain Mike Ruby: 508-221-7144
Captain Nat Reeder

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