Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay Report: 6.24.12
Hit Vineyard Sound for some fluke on Friday with Capt. Steve Moore aboard. Arrived at the shoal just as the tide began to turn. As the east current picked up steam, several other boats arrived, some trolling wire for stripers (we saw one fish landed). Plenty of fluke available, but mostly shorts, although we did managed to scratch out 8 keepers.
On the way home we fished an area near the Weepeckets that sometimes gives up fluke and sea bass. Got a nice “bumphead” in 60’ of water, followed by a real surprise—a 2-pound weakfish! I haven’t caught a weakfish in over 25 years, so it was nice to see one again.
On Sunday I took the family out on Buzzards Bay, where we encountered big schools of 3- to 4-pound bluefish just east of Nye Ledge. The fish were so ravenous they would attack a plug just sitting on the water. They were feeding on squid and what appeared to be herring of several sizes (hard to tell exactly what species they regurgitated). We caught them hand over fist for an hour before moving on and hitting the beach for lunch. No better crowd-pleaser than bluefish!