This time last year you couldn’t have your mackerel rig in the water for more then 30 seconds without filling the rig up. The Mackerel had just started to show up before the cold front came through this week. The steady wind out of the North forced the mackerel to head out into the deeper waters and away from the shallows off of Gurnet point. The Striped Bass fishing is also a week later then last year. The fishing should pick up again next week as some nice weather is in sight.