Sunday, September 14, 2008
Martha's Vineyard Tournament Begins on Cape Cod
Just as the false albacore and bonito fishing began to pick up on Cape Cod, the weather turned sour and the Martha's Vineyard Bluefish Tournament began on Sunday, September,14,2008. Bait just began to enter Vineyard Sound, Nantucket Sound and Buzzards Bay to help attract the Little Tunny and Bones to the area. Light tackle sports are running all over the historical fishing grounds looking for busting fish with flocks of birds marking the action. That practice in my experience this fall has been a big mistake. I have been hooking False Albacore and Bonito every day by sitting on one spot all day, taking my lickings on a few fish rather than looking for the home run of large schools with crazy anglers chasing and spooking the schools. It's tough to stick it out and stay in one spot, but it is paying dividends for me. Maybe others are finding more fish to hook up with, but I'm always happy with hooking Fat Alberts and Bones any day, one at a time. Striped bass fishing has been non-existent for me on flies, not even small schoolies coming to my flies. Bluefish are reported thick on Buzzards Bay, but that's only a rumor I heard, so take it for what it's worth. Every day brings a new set of factors with migrating fish and weather patterns. Then we have the remains of Ike heading our way for early to mid week. Keep your fingers crossed for better fishing.