August 4, 2005 - Seems like no matter who we've spoken with during the previous few weeks virtually every angler has had an encounter with bluefish.
Len Renauld of Sterling, Mass. recounted a recent experience that had him surface fishing with poppers adjacent to the rips off the southern tip of South Monomoy and catching 8-10 lb. bulefish to the point of exhaustion.
As is his custom, John Amiro of Brewster, Mass. has been canvassing the real estate between Brewster Flats and the "ugly house" that is located just east of Duck Harbor in Wellfleet, Mass. and pretty much finding similar action. Here too the fish have been averaging 10lbs with the heaviest concentration just off the First Encounter beachfront.
Capt. Kevin Coakley (508.349.0951), who is a light tackle, shallow water guide out of Wellfleet Harbor (the ramp remains closed by the way and could remain so for the balance of the summer) is reporting similar action and has had no problem getting his sports on to bluefish. Throw a striper or two in the mix and you have the ultimate north Atlantic experience. The focus of his attention has been Sunken Meadow to Provincetown Harbor in water often no deeper than 6 feet.
Good fishing and safe
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