If you are looking for tuna, the best place to go is the IGA. They have them there in little cans. At least there you are sure
about coming home with something. The same canít be said of looking for them with a boat. There are probably more
white marlin being caught out on the edge than tuna. Most boats are coming back with having had a bite, even on
overnighters. There are occasional bluefins being taken southeast of Block Island, but again most boats are not getting a
sniff. I heard a rumor about some bluefins being taken up close to Southeast Light, but couldnít nail it down.
Shark fishing continues slow, but if you get a bite it is as likely a mako as anything else, although itís not likely to be
very big. Anywhere from two to five - feet that is.
Inshore the fluke season is winding down, but not because of lack of fish. The season ends September 1. There is a
movement to have it extended, but I doubt that will happen. Right now the numbers might be down a bit, but the quality
of the fish is holding up nicely, so fish fast.
Boat limits are the norm with the striped bass, with lots of twenty to thirty pounders taken by most boats. Trolling works,
diamond jigs work and porgies work, but use legal ones or keep watching your back. Or listening to channel nineteen for
From LAZYBONES: Here are the highlights of our fishing trips for the week. Mostly all fluke, with a few exceptions,
were caught on boat rods with just bait and a plain hook!
Mondays trips were slow keeper wise but the action was there. Mon. P.M. trip had 76 y/o Gloria DiPaolo win the pool
with her fish at 4 1/2 lbs.
Tues. A.M. trip had 9 keepers with the pool being tied at 5 lbs. each for 6 y/o Jacob Hirsch and Claire Hughes. P.M. trip
had 8 keepers and Bob Lee won the pool with a 5 lber.
Wed. A.M. trip was slow but, Rebecca Vegessi took a bus mans holiday on her dads boat and caught a nice fish at 8.1
lbs. P.M. trip had 5 keepers and Coach Tom Flanagan won with his fish at 6 lbs.
Thurs. A.M. saw 12 keepers with the pool fish at an impressive 10 1/2 lbs. caught by Angel Torres and Dave Franz had
two nice fish at 6 and 4 lbs. respectively. P.M. produced 5 keepers and Renee Toussel had pool honors with her fish at 6
Fri. A.M. saw 11 keepers and Laura Bessen-Nichtberger won the pool with her fish at 6 lbs. and Patty Olmstead finally
got her first keeper at 5 1/4 lbs. P.M. yielded 18 keepers and a 5 lber. won the pool with Chris Paulsen taking the honors.
Sat. A.M. had 5 kepers and Ron Connors took the pool with a fish at 5 lbs. P.M. trip had 6 keepers and they all looked as
if they came out of the same mold. However, Kevin Casciotta won by a hair with his fish at 4 1/4 lbs. Sun. A.M. had 8
keepers come over the rails and good old Chris Gray redeemed himself by catching a 8.6 lber. and 11 y/o James LaFrance
had one at 5 lbs.