Tomorrow looks like a very good weather day for fishing albeit seasonally chilly. Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail aboard the Gail Frances at 6 am and the office will be open by 5 am for ticket/tackle sales.
In fact the next several days all look good for local cod/mixed bag fishing and the Gail Frances is planning to sail the next four days at 6 am.
It is with much sadness that we have to report the passing of one of our most beloved former employees, mechanic Dennis McKenna. Dennis was an exceptionally talented mechanic and a very caring, kind and generous fellow. He will be deeply missed by all of us here who knew and worked with him.
The Gail Frances will be set to sail tomorrow morning at 6 am with Capt. Rich at the helm. Looks a bit milder tomorrow as well! The office will be open by 5 am for ticket and tackle sales.
Roger reported they wrapped up the 2014 tog season today aboard the Lady Frances. The fishing was similar to yesterday, minus the cod and plus a few more tog for less people. A few really nice fish in the 8-9 lb range today. Just one keeper cod. The tog were spread out better than yesterday with a number of the anglers having two or three apiece to take home but a few others didn’t fare as well. Just one keeper cod. A few short cod and some short togs and that was about it. The weather was amazing, about as good as it gets!! Capt. Matt along with First mate Cote and Capt. Mike would all like to thank all the regular customers who helped to make this tog season a great one! The fishing overall was improved over the past couple seasons to boot.
Capt. Ted reported an okay day on the cod/sea bass boat. A fine green fish threatening the mid teens took the pool and was taken by longtime regular customer Eben York from NY. Way to go Eben! Eben and Eddie Pol both had two keepers apiece today. A few handfuls of nice green market cod scattered around the boat as well plus a respectable haul of sea bass with some of good size and some anglers taking home limit catches. Quite a few nice size scup and ocean perch mixed in as well. Next cod trip is set to sail Wednesday morning with Capt. Rich at the helm at 6 am aboard the Gail Frances.
First mates Chris L and Capt. Ted reported an okay day aboard the cod/sea bass boat today. A nice turnout of fishers came down to enjoy a beautiful day on the water with us and they picked away at the sea bass of varying keeper size but not quite as hearty on the average as those taken on yesterday’s trip. A fair amount of the anglers aboard did manage to limit out on keeper sea bass. A scattering of cod today with Lucky from Norwalk jigging up the pool winning 12 lbr. Lucky jigged up another keeper cod today and also jigged up an easy limit of nice size sea bass. Conditions became so nice that Capt. Rich was able to turn the Gail Frances loose on the drift after mid morning. There were some nice size porgies, a big whiting, a few red hake, and very little mention of the unmentionables. In abundance however were some good numbers of nice size ocean perch. Tomorrow’s weather looks about as good as it gets this time of year and the Gail Frances will be set to sail at 6 am with Capt. Rich at the helm.
Roger reported a very slight improvement in the togging today aboard the Lady Frances. There were three anglers that bagged three tog apiece and a couple of fellows who had two apiece. A few more shorts in the mix as well today. Biggest fish was around 8 lbs and there were two such fish. A few other big fish were broken off as well. Tog were taken on both crabs and soft baits today. A nice handful of cod to ten pounds today but a few less overall than on yesterday’s run. A handful of short cod as well and even a couple of cold water keeper size sea bass!! The weather was awesome and all in all it was a nice day considering the water temps are chilling down rather briskly as we near the bottom of the 9th inning in the 2014 tog season. A few pics today courtesy of Roger including Sean from Danbury CT who had a fine brace of nice tog today. Well done Sean! Weather sounds wonderful tomorrow and tomorrow marks the last day of togging for 2014. Capt. Matt will be ready to sail at the helm of the Lady Frances tomorrow morning at 6 am.
Captain Matt reported a decent day on the local cod grounds. A light group of anglers were treated to warmer temps and calm seas. Captain Rich tried a few different drops and found cod and sea bass waiting. High hook went home with 8 keeper cod. Nothing large for the pool but a few solid 10lb fish battled for the pool.Many anglers also went home with limits of sea bass to 4 pounds. Captain Rich will be setting sail tomorrow at 6am.
The blackfish boat is also scheduled to sail tomorrow at 6am.
Its been a week of lousy weather but it looks like things are finally going to break. Friday right through Monday looks good. Both boats are scheduled to sail all 4 days. The mixed bag trip including cod and seabass on the Gail Frances and Tautog fishing on the Lady Frances. Both boats leave at 6:00 a.m. The office will be open by 5:00 a.m. for ticket sales.
Monday December 15th will be the last day of Tautog fishing for the season.
Roger reported a good day of fishing and awesome day of weather aboard the Gail Frances. First and foremost the rain held off til the end of the trip, secondly there was no wind at all to speak of. Therefore we drifted in calm seas all day long, in fact if anything the drift was too slow at times!! A nice mixed bag of fat green market cod to ten pounds and a good amount of nice size keeper sea bass. Quite a few sea bass limits. Hi hook honors on the cod goes to Joe Nadhazi from Trumbull CT who caught 5 nice keeper cod today and several throwbacks plus an easy limit of chunky sea bass. Well done Joe!! It was great having Joe and his brothers aboard today and they all enjoyed good catches of market cod and sea bass. These gentlemen have been sailing with us for nearly 30 years!! There were two other anglers with four nice fat cod apiece to take home and two others with three apiece and so on. More cod for less fishers today than yesterday. It was a relatively light crowd likely due to the ominous weather forecast. Some super size ocean perch to nearly 2 lbs, one sea flounder and two nice red hake plus a couple slammer scup and hardly any unmentionables at all rounded out the species assortment today. Double hook set ups seemed to produce better today and a fair amount of cod were taken on really hi hooks. Nothing on jigs today, everything on fresh shucked skimmers. This time of year the cod tend come way up off the bottom to chase their food. When there are not many sharks around the second hi hook is a very good idea. A fair amount of short cod today as well, something we never tire of seeing. There will be no cod/sea bass tomorrow and likely not on Monday either due to gales and then more possible gales associated with next week’s noreaster so stay tuned for the next good fishing day! A few pics courtesy of Roger.
Capt. Mike reported a solid day of togging but a bit more relaxed than some of the prior trips with more “just shorts” today making things a bit tougher. Still there were at least a couple limit catches and a few more who were just behind. Big story today was once again the cod fish and there was quite a showing of them! Sizes into the low teens. Hi hook on the cod took home four nice fish! No tatoug fishing tomorrow due to the gale warnings.Stay tuned for the next good fishing day for tatoug.
Roger reported chilly but pleasant fishing weather today aboard the Gail Frances with respectable cod and sea bass fishing to boot. A slow steady pick of both species. A good number of the anglers aboard were able to limit out on sea bass and we had a few bigger fish mixed in with several in the 3 to 4 lb range. For the cod there were three anglers who all had three keepers apiece. Nothing big today with the best around 8 lbs. No unmentionables at all was perhaps some of the best news of the day!! Quite a few short cod as well. Some large ocean perch and large sea flounder mixed in as well. For a change of pace we also had a bunch of big scup to at least 2 lbs, the most scup in nearly 2 weeks!! No huge numbers but a few anglers managed a half dozen nice scup apiece. A few pics today courtesy of Roger. Winds sound relaxed tomorrow but it may be wet so bring your rain gear so says the weatherman! Capt. Rich will be set to sail at 6 am aboard the Gail Frances for cod/sea bass.
Capt. Mike reported very good togging today with a bunch of limit catches recorded. There were a handful of anglers who did not fare so well but overall for this late in the game, the fishing was rock solid. A pleasant surprise came in the form of a dozen good size cod into the low teens! Biggest tog today were several fish in the 8 to 9 lb range. A lot of short cod and short tog today as well keeping things moving right along. Capt. Mike will be ready to set sail tomorrow morning at 6 am aboard the Lady Frances.