Goose Hummock Cape Cod Report: 8.15.12
Goose Hummock reports that false albacore have been taken off Monomoy by anglers fishing for striped bass. Here’s their report for August 15, 2012:
Pound for pound, albies are perhaps the hardest fighting fish to visit our waters. The first reported catches this weekend, at the tip of Monomoy, were made inadvertantly by anglers dragging small-tube umbrella rigs for bass and bluefish.
Albies are a fast-moving school fish when on the feed, but resist the urge to “run and gun” when you sight a school. Most likely you will simply put them down and they will consistently stay a hundred or more yards ahead of you. Determine the direction they are working and set up your drift to intercept them.
Small, thin-profile flies or metal lures are typically most productive.
Bass fishing off Barnstable Harbor held up well this week. Not a million fish, but when you find them, they will likely be lunkers. Tube-and-wormers seem to be making the best catches.
The school of bass that the commercial fleet has been keyed on all season are still in the general vicinity of the new cut in Chatham, but the fish are now more widely dispersed and traveling in smaller pods. Five-ounce hair jigs fished on long wire or vertical fishing with A27 jigs are still the way to go.
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