Friday, June 29, 2007

Flats report 6.28.2007

The sightfishing on the Vineyard flats has remained very strong through the past week. Sunny days combined with mid-day low tides provided excellent conditions for seeing and catching bass on many of the islands shoreline and inner-pond flats. We are at the point in the season where we're seeing big schools of fish, combined with plenty of shots at singles and doubles. The fish we're catching on the flats have mostly ranged from 24-36 inches. These are truly beautiful fish to catch in one to three feet of water. We've been seeing some 40 inch plus fish on East and West end flats, but as of yet we've failed to land one of this caliber on the fly in a traditional sightfishing scenario. Hot flies have been green and lady crab patterns, jiggys, blind crabs and small flounder imitations.

Captain W. Brice Contessa