Area A: [Wade Boggs]'s fish was larger than any reported in the northern haunts this week, as Maine's Saco Bay offered up a few 30-plus stripers in recent days. Mackerel have become scarce, vacating before the marauding blues. Still, chunked mackerel and herring are doing well on stripers up here, both off shore and from the rocks. Lots of smaller fish down in the mouth of the Piscataqua, but not much action up in Great Bay. A few stripers have been taken on Isle of Shoals, with some cod and haddock strong out on Jeffreys and Tillies Ledge. A few bluefish are still in the mix, after chasing off the mackerel.
Area C: The bluefins have landed! A bit early, perhaps, but tuna a bit larger than football size (150-300 pounds) are chasing sand eels and bluefish on Stellwagen Bank and Cape Cod Bay. A few stripers were taken along the South Shore rocks, from the Hull surf to Scituate. It's just a matter of putting in the time and forgetting the price of gas (you don't burn that much trolling). Minot's Ledge to The Glades is worth a try, as well as the holes just inside Cunningham Bridge. North River has reduced activity, but some fishing for smaller bass and blues has been fairly steady. South River into Humarock has some smaller blues this week.