Tuesday, July 3, 2007

MV Flats Report 07/03/07

Flats fishing has remained consistent on Martha’s Vineyard over the course of the past week. Clear, bright skies allowed for sightfishing opportunities most days, and the current number of fish in the shallows is far greater than it was at this time last year.

I fished predominantly on the East end of the island this week, as the numbers, size and willingness to eat flies of the fish on the shoreline flats in this area was impressive and hard to leave. I did make it up-island at the end of last week (6/29), and was not surprised to find strong numbers up there as well, however the combination of blustery Southwest winds and in and out clouds allowed us only to land three fish in 4 hours of pushing around.

Bass on the up in the skinny water on the Vineyard are still in the same size range we’ve been seeing most of the season, in the 24-36 inch range with some serious toads in the mix. Fly selection has also remained fairly consistent, with an added emphasis on the crabby stuff recently.

Captain W. Brice Contessa