The first bluefish of the season was caught by an Oak Bluffs angler at Wasque on Tuesday.
George Moran, 66, was fishing for striped bass with another Oak Bluffs angler, Vincent Frye, in the afternoon, overcast with a hollering wind.
Mr. Moran said they were hoping to get striped bass — and he did get one.
But shortly after 2 p.m., Mr. Moran said: “I made a cast, and suddenly I got a hit. It didn’t feel like a bass.”
Bluefish are not commonly caught in these waters until about Memorial Day.
He reeled in a three or four pound bluefish, which he planned on having for dinner Wednesday night with his wife, Lyn.