Striped bass fishing is getting tough. Right now boats on a half day trip are lucky to come back with a couple of fish, and there areenít that many bluefish around to provide some action. During the week some of the charters startyed heading over to Southwest Ledge, but that has dried up as well.
But, the bottom fishing has been hot. The fluke are cooperating wherever you like to fish, from as far west as the Parachute Drop to the local rips. Head out into deeper water and youíll get a mess of seabass as well.
Shark fishing is doing well if you like fighting big bluesharks. Makos are still scarce though with most of the ones being caught on the small side.
Out on the Edge, the bigeyes are still biting, but you have to put in your time as aweel as be in the right place at the right time. And, donít bring in the lines too soon in the evening as some fish have been taken trolling in the dark.
Yellowfins are still a little few and far behind, but the longfins got busy on Sunday with a good bite on the southern side of the Dump, with some boats racking up a dozen or so fish. Before Sunday it was hit or miss, with more misses than hits.
A couple of weeks back I mentioned a rumor about some giants behind draggers in the Butterfish Hole, but was wrong. It was the Mudhole where they were popping up and a couple of Rhode Island boats have been hooking up.