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Fishing Reports from Charter Captains around the area. (Picture by RipTide Charters)

REPORT DATE July 11, 2020

Boston Harbor: Captain Vinny Simeone

  • Flounders are heading to deeper water, tough to find in harbor. Haddock still found on ledges heading to stellwagen and certainly on stellwagen bank. Decent size stripers being caught from the islands all the way to B Buoy.

Plymouth: Captain Bob Avila

  • Plenty of haddock around and it was great to get our charter fishing boat off the dock this week. Plenty of haddock to be caught and our first trip landed near 200 haddock.

Buzzards Bay: Captain Dave Altrich

  • The bite was in Rhode Island this week. Found solid numbers of bass and blues and hammered the schools on topwater and darters. The tuna bite at Stellwagen was slow so I headed off to Race Point and found some solid bass until mid afternoon. The bite was on live macks. Overall another solid week of fishing.

Cape Cod Bay: Captain Joe Penta

  • Fishing is red hot in the bay.  Provincetown holding big blue fish on top with keeper bass mixed in.  Billingsgate has keepers with smalls mixed in.  Deep water continues to hold big bass.  Time to get out there and get your fish.  Tuna mixed in as well i hooked into my first giant this passed week

Vineyard Sound: Captain Skip Bandini

  • Fishing from Hedge Fence to Gay Head has been solid, many Black Sea Bass are heading to deeper water. The fluke bite has been very good and also seem to be in deep water when fallen off ledges. The blues are showing up in large numbers and good size throughout the area. Stripers inside the sound are still between 22"-27" unless you go deep with wire.

Nantucket Sound: Captain Jimmy Koutalakis

No Report

General Report: Captain Terry Nugent

  • Lots of small bass around , but are finding some very nice size Bluefish. the tuna bite is on and off.

Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay: Captain Dan Smith

  • The Scup/Porgy bite has been strong with some nice sized fish up to 16” coming up around the bay. For the best bite look for structure in between 20-30ft

  • Fluke has continued to be slow with some fish produced in the normal spots but no real “home runs” to be heard of...

  • Black Sea Bass has been great out front of Newport around the Brenton Reef area. Don’t be afraid to try a little deeper as we have been getting them good between 50-60ft.

  • Large schools of pogies in the lower bay mid day with fish on them! Snag and drop has been a good technique to hook up to monster bass and blues!

  • The upper bay is LOADED with bluefish in the 3-5lb range and these are the great eaters folks! Take advantage while they are here. Load the smoker or fill the freezer.

  • It should be interesting what this storm does this weekend out on the water to the fishing conditions.

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