A migratory pattern of small bass moving by our beaches is hopefully still to come, there has not been much activity with smaller bass beating up on small bait other then Boston Harbor and Duxbury Bay.There is still a week of October and early November to have some blitz like activity from Hull to the North river. As far as keeper size bass the numbers have not been bad considering there are not many boats left in the water and the shore angler numbers have dropped considerably. Eels and plugs have been the ticket at night, and pogie heads from the surf during daytime hours.Some of the heaviest bass takenin Massachusetts have been caught in early November, so keep that in mind if you are thinking about putting the gear away.
Blue fish are done.
Cod is no restricted to state waters, one fish 19 inches, should be a couple good months of codfishing.
Bluefin tuna been pretty good since Columbus day, the bank has given up fish 70 pounds and up. Most caught on live mackerel. Breaking tuna have been spotted as close as Stone ledge, there have been some taken on spinning rods with jigs, but live bait still prevails.
Not much news on smelt. Not a lot of pressure put on the smelt in Scituate harbor, Hingham and Hull has some numers.