To say this year has been insane is just a blantant understatement. I have been flat out, August was a killer month for me, getting out all but a handful of days. The days all blend and blur together at this point, going 10 hours plus a day every day will do that to you. the insane fishing made it difficult to get any posting done, or anything else besides sleep and boat maintenance for that matter over the past month or so. The last week of August saw some decent fishing out east of Chatham. Fished Crab ledge to Nauset, and saw tons of fish Mon.-Thursday before the full moon. Best day was Thursday, the feed was insane, lasting all day starting around 9am with fish from low 50 inch class to the larger high 60 inch models busting up everywhere in the afternoon. Nice to see so many smaller fish around, good signs of things to come. Friday and Saturday were very slow fishing days, not much signs of activity. I think the high moon and lots of light ahad them chewing all night, from the sounds of the radio it was much the same everywhere. The topwater and jig game gets even harder when the fish go on hiatus. Two skunks in a row but a few good shots on both days that just couldnt put the hooks in fish. I guess I was due for a few stinkers after the amazing run all season long with multiple fish days the norm. Hard to believe we have about half the season still to go, with the best fishing yet to be seen. I hope my body and my gear can handle the punishment. Yesterdays trip was another good one on the jigs, getting 6 hits and landing two, and almost an over under. First fish to the boat was a nice 64 inch model, but the second took a hammered diamond jig and not much drag, a fat 49 inch butterball was released to fight another day after only 6 minutes of tugging on the line. We also got into a decent bite on the jigs with the codfish over a few different wrecks in 240-270 feet of water, making for a nice mixed bag with tuna and groundfish. We did see several pods of much smaller fish chasing bait up in 70 feet of water just outside Pollock Rip on the way in, really nice to see so many fish of newer year classes around, and in very healthy numbers. This blow has me shorebound for the next few days, just cleaned everything off the boat for the first time all season, giving the ride a good thorough scrubbing this afternoon. The amount of fish present has me absolutely giddy anticipating the fall run.....it will be epic to say the least. I will be running open boat trips every Friday, in addition to randomly in October and November, for those of you who are flexible and dont have a crew, a good way to cash in on the insanity that will be occurring all through the fall.