Roger reported a good day of tog fishing aboard the Lady Frances. There were quite a few limit catches noted around the boat today with some also right behind. There were also, however, a handful of anglers who did not do so well. Sometimes party boat fishing is a story of the haves and have nots. Half a dozen big fish today between 8 and 10 lbs with the pool fish being 10 lbs. Quite a few others in the 5 to 6 lb range as well. Quite a few sea bass taken overall with some anglers easily limiting out on nice keepers with a few upwards to nearly 2 lbs. Two fine keeper cod and several short cod plus lots of short tog and short sea bass and short scup kept anglers busy at the rail throughout the day. Soft baits did have some degree of success with the tog today as well. In fact one angler scored half of his limit catch using soft bait and another sharpie quickly added some clam to his hooks to seal the deal on a limit catch today. The weather was great today as well adding to a very enjoyable day on the water. Just a few pics today to showcase some of what was happening today on the Lady Frances, provided courtesy of Roger. Capt. Mike will be at the helm tomorrow, ready to set sail at 6 am aboard the Lady Frances.
Tomorrow looks like a great day to go looking for cod fish and jumbo sea bass and Capt. Rich will be at the helm of the Gail Frances, ready to set sail at 7 am. The weather looks great for tomorrow but the weather this weekend does not look very good for cod fishing however we will be closely evaluating future forecasts to see if there are any changes for the positive through the day tomorrow.
Reminder again that tomorrow is the LAST DAY this year the cod boat will depart at 7am. Starting November first the sailing time changes to 6 am. The calendar schedule remains the same.
Capt. Mike reported an respectable day of togging today aboard the Lady Frances. There was one limit catch and longtime regular Jacob was right behind with five nice keepers. Biggest tog around or just a tad over 7lbs however the fish was not in the pool. Pool honors however went to Rebecca Gerrard from Southington CT who took the prize money with a fine 5 lb tog. A photo of Rebecca and her pool winner appears above today’s report courtesy of first mate Troy. Well done Rebecca! Anglers were pleasantly surprised with a nice bunch of keeper sea bass today with some accumulating several keeper sea bass apiece. There was one keeper cod and one short cod and a decent number of throwback togs to keep interest levels up in between the keepers.
Tomorrow looks like a great fishing day with boats boats sailing. The cod/mixed bag trip will resume and set sail at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances and the tatoug trip will set sail at 6 am aboard the Lady Frances.
STARTING NEXT SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1ST, THE COD/MIXED BAG TRIP WILL CHANGE ITS DEPARTURE TIME TO 6 AM AND RETURN AT AROUND OR POSSIBLY JUST BEFORE 4PM. THIS MEANS BOTH THE TOG AND COD/MIXED BAG BOATS WILL LEAVE AT 6 AM. THE CALENDAR SCHEDULE IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER FOR THE COD/MIXED BAG TRIP WILL REMAIN THE SAME SAILING MON WED FRI AND THE WEEKENDS WEATHER PERMITTING!
The report from the Black fish boat yesterday was of respectable fishing considering the very windy conditions from sorely under forecast coastal storm. For a light crowd there were three anglers who all had their six fish limit each. Most of the handful of other anglers aboard had at least one or two to take home. Biggest fish was 8 lbs with a few other nice fish in the 5.5 to 6 lb range. Just a few handfuls of keeper sea bass. We will have one boat tomorrow with the Lady Frances set to sail for tog at 6 am. For obvious reasons (the coastal storm was MUCH STRONGER) than forecast cod fishing will have to wait until Saturday.
The cod boat as stated above will resume sailing on Saturday, leaving the dock at 7 am. Capt. Rich will be at the helm and the weather looks to be suitable for venturing out to the local cod grounds.
There will be NO Blackfish trip on Thursday October 23rd due to the weather. The next Blackfish trip will be Friday at 6:00 a.m. There is also a Cod & Seabass Trip scheduled for Friday at 7:00 a.m. Just give us a call to leave us your name, number and the number of people in your party.
Capt. Mike reported the small group of anglers aboard the Lady Frances today enjoyed some beautiful weather and great fishing. The Lady Frances wound up just a bit short of a full boat limit of tog, as well as plenty of seabass to go around and even a codfish in the mix. Biggest blackfish today tipped the scales close to 10 lbs. Just about everyone in the small group took home at least four or five nice keeper tog apiece. The blackfish boat is scheduled to set sail again tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m.