Friday, August 31, 2007


This past week has been some of the best albie and bonito fishing in years. As the water temp drops it should only get better. I have had many fly rod slams and almost had a 2# tippet womens fly rod bonito record. After a 30 minute fight with the fish almost in net range, a small piece of weed parted the the 2#.
Capt. Jaime Boyle

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fishing the Vineyard Report 8/22/07

I really can’t stress how good the fishing on Martha’s Vineyard and surrounding coastal waters is right now. I have been extremely impressed with the condition of the fishery this year, and it just seems to keep getting better.

All four of our major local inshore species are in the mix as of now, with some areas sporting all of them feeding in close proximity to each other. Albies are the most recent addition to the scene; I landed my first one of the season yesterday after losing a handful of them in the previous days. The inshore bonito fishing is the best that any of us have seen in years, with double digit catch numbers on flies and plugs becoming common place. Huge schools of small to medium sized bluefish are available just a bit further off the beach than the green fish, and bass are still available early in the morning hours.

The bait fueling the current fishing fire is predominantly peanut bunker, with baby squid, silversides and sandeels on the menu as well. This wide variety of bait allows us to throw a wide variety of flies and plugs; personally I’ve caught more bonito on topwater stuff this year than ever before. The fishing fantastic right now and only seems to be picking up steam; it’s shaping up to be a truly special fall.

Captain W. Brice Contessa

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Fishing The Vineyard Report 08/09/07

Fishing on the Vineyard has been great during the past week. The numbers of bluefish and krilling bass in local waters at this point is truly amazing. Bonito have been in the mix as well, with anglers willing to put their time in getting their share of shots. It's a great time to get out and go fishing.

Capt. Brice