Block Island Report: 8.1.12

Bad Fish Outfitters sent this report on the fishing around Block Island for 8.1.12

Mike Croteau at Vineyard Sound. Photo/Bad Fish Outfitters

Warm water and bluefish, with big bass down deep. That’s the synopsis for the past couple weeks. The bluefish moved in thick this week—all sizes—so eeling can get expensive.

We tried using heavy jigs with plastics and it seemed to work pretty good. One- to 2-ounce jigheads or heavy bucktails got down quick, and if you hugged the bottom you usually got bass.

Sea bass has been very good; 20″ fish are regular catches in deeper rock piles.

Blackfish opened yesterday and there have been loads of keeper-size fish around the island.

Fly fishing is best early in the morning—the bite is usually an hour then it’s bluefish time. The silver lining with this is that a 32″ bluefish on a fly rod is fun stuff! So there is plenty of fun to be had.

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