Thursday July 20th

First mate Zach reported last night’s bass fishing displayed vast improvement over any trip last week. About a dozen keeper bass with sizes to 15 lbs and some throwbacks were caught by patrons. Early in the evening, Capt. Matt stopped and tried some jigging and while no Stripers were caught on the jigs, the fishers aboard picked away at some nice keeper sea bass. A bunch of short sea bass too keeping patrons busy. Plenty of room on tonight’s trip and Capt. Matt will set sail aboard the Lady Frances at 7 pm.

Roger

Wednesday July 19th

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Sounds like the half days were rockin’ today fish wise, this afternoon’s trip was really great with all kinds of big sea bass to 4 lbs plus and fluke to six pounds pleasing patrons. Rental rods were reported to be producing excellent catches with just the “plain jane” style rig. Many sea bass limits this afternoon and some fishers also had two or three nice size fluke to go with. Two half days on tap tomorrow with the first to set sail on the Admiral at 8 am and the second also on the Admiral at 1 pm. Pictures today provided courtesy owner Christine Blount.

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Capt. Rich reported a solid day of fishing on the Gail Frances with a lot of nice size sea bass and some super size scup and a decent shot of fluke with a few angler limits such as longtime regular customer and exceptional rod handler Anthony from NJ. Congrats to longtime customer Wayne’s grandson who took the pool today with a fine 8 lb slab. A nice keeper Striped Bass today as well as a couple of big ocean perch. Capt. Rich will set sail tomorrow morning at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances and like the past few days the weather looks just fantastic.

The afternoon charter for the Providence Fire Dept. went well with cooperative keeper to jumbo size sea bass and more than just a few nice fluke. Sounds like the local beach fishing may be picking back up again! Call going forward regarding available dates for private charters and ask to speak with Cory Roger or Tammy.

Roger

 

Tuesday July 18th

Capt Richie reported a tough day, due to conditions, again. Just no wind the last few days, makes for a real tough day. Certainly some nice fluke were caught but numbers were  down. And not as many seabass as yesterday. A nice picture from Garry Lauck with his 9 lb pool winner, he has had some good luck this week with his trips! Way to go Garry! And the second picture of longtime regular Eben York with a couple of beauties that went in his cooler today.

71817071817aBoth half days once again had respectable fishing. Customers on both trips enjoyed some action of both fluke and seabass. Both half days on tap for tomorrow. 8-12 and 1-5.

Capt Mike and crew reported another exceptional whale watch trip. Finbacks and Minke whales were putting on a show today. Our next trip will be Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

 

Monday July 17th

Capt. Mike reported a respectable half day morning trip. Plenty of seabass to fill angler’s coolers and a few fluke as well.

Capt Matt on the full day trip said seabass was non stop today. The boat easily had a full boat limit. Fluke action was decent, given the conditions. The boat at times today, was just sitting still.  A little more wind would have helped to produce a few more fluke.. But overall a good day of fishing. Garry Lauck from Norwood, MA pictured below with a couple nice fluke that went in his cooler today, and one of them that really counted, the pool winner.

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Sunday July 16th

Again a lot of jumbo fluke on the boat today with the theme of quality continuing. Capt. Matt commented on the majority of the fish again over 4 lbs with a dozen or so fish over 7 lbs and the biggest of the lot dangerously close to the ten pound mark. A few limit catches. A fair amount of sea bass up to 4 lbs mixed in. Tomorrow looks like another fantastic weather day to be out on the ocean and Capt. Matt will set sail aboard the Gail Frances at 7 am.

Capt. Mike reported the morning half day was solid. Some nice sea bass and a few nice fluke. The afternoon half day saw stunning summer weather and a light crowd and the fishing was excellent according to first mate Dan.  First mate Dan reported there were a number of sea bass limits for fishers and a lot of the sea bass were really good size fish with sizes to 4 lbs. Dan also reported there to be a nice handful of fluke mixed in with the sea bass. The sea bass have really been taking charge on the half day trips the past few weeks!!  Tomorrow is family day at the Frances Fleet where two adults and two children age 12 and under can go for $105 plus rod rentals ($5 per rod). The Lady Frances will set sail at 8 am and again at 1 pm with Capt. Mike at the helm.

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Capt. George reported the full day charter found some nice fluke to 5 lbs and some good size sea bass today. It was a later bite. Still some dates available for private charters. Call the office and speak to Roger Tammy or Cory for further booking details.

Last night’s bass trip did not work out like we had hoped. The fishing was poor. Biggest fish was around 15 lbs. A few sea bass mixed in and one blue fish. We try again on Wednesday Night at 7 pm by reservation.

Roger

Saturday July 15th

ANOTHER NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SPECIAL ABOARD THE LADY FRANCES TODAY SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND ON THE WHALE WATCH!! FIN BACK AND HUMPBACK WHALES ALONG WITH BOTTLE NOSE DOLPHIN AND TONS OF BAIT BIRDS!! NEXT WHALE WATCH SETS SAIL TUESDAY AT 1PM!!

Capt. Rich reported a very good day of fluke fishing around Block Island. There were quite a few limit catches and the fish again were quality slabs with the majority in the 5-8 lb range. A bunch of fish a bit bigger up to nearly 9 lbs fought it out for bragging rights. Tom had an easy limit of big fluke and sea bass using his home made rigs and Tom’s four fish limit catch weighed in at 30 lbs!! That is a very impressive average! Will and Rodney from CT who fish with Tom all easily limited out as well with jumbo fluke as did many of our regular Saturday customers. Decent numbers of sea bass and a bunch of sea bass limits as well as a few good size blue fish complimented the great catch of jumbo fluke. A couple of great pictures showcasing a few angler hi lights provided courtesy of longtime regular customer and exceptional rod handler Tom Lombardi. Great weather on tap to try and do it again tomorrow as the Gail Frances will set sail at 7 am with Capt. Rich at the helm.

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Capt. Matt reported the Michael Bachman full day charter today went very well with an easy boat limit of nice size sea bass and some quality fluke including several slabs in the 5 to 8 lb range. Call the office regarding availability for full day or half day charters. Ask to speak to Tammy Roger or Cory.

Capt. Mike reported a strong morning trip of fishing with lots of big sea bass pleasing patrons. A nice shot of fluke to 7 lbs as well. Two half day fishing trips tomorrow with the first setting sail at 8 am and the second at 1 pm, both aboard the Lady Frances.

Roger

Friday July 14th

ANOTHER EXTRAORDINARY WHALE WATCH TODAY WITH AGAIN DOZENS OF FINBACK AND MINKE WHALES VORACIOUSLY FEEDING ON VAST SHOALS OF SAND EELS SOUTH OF BLOCK ISLAND!! PLENTY OF ROOM ON TOMORROW’S TRIP, CALL THE OFFICE TO RESERVE!

Capt. Rich reported an excellent day of fluke fishing! A near full boat limit (just a few fish shy) so therefore many limit catches around the boat. Sizes impressive again with many of the fish 4 lbs and up with the best of the lot just a shade under ten pounds. Some nice sea bass and big blue fish mixed in with the fluke as well. A definite sign of improvement in the fishery over the past few days! Dave and Ken from NJ for example easily limited out today on all jumbo fluke including fish of just under ten pounds, 8.5, 7.5,7 lbs and so on. Capt. Rich reports the waters around Block Island teeming with life these days, just chock full of squid and sand eels. We are back out it again tomorrow with Capt. Rich at the helm at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances.

The morning half day was reported to be excellent fishing for sea bass along with a nice shot of keeper fluke. Plenty of limit catches on the sea bass pleasing patrons today. For the most part the half day fishing has been fantastic the past two weeks or so. Just one half day trip tomorrow at 8 am tomorrow, Saturday July 15th.

The Andy Thompson charter today found great fishing for sea bass to 4 lbs and some nice fluke as well. Andy has fished with us for many years and we appreciate his loyalty. Some availability for charters going forward, just call the office to speak with Tammy Roger or Cory for further booking details.

Roger

Thursday July 13th

INCREDIBLE WHALE WATCH TODAY ABOARD THE LADY FRANCES WITH CAPT MIKE!!! DOZENS AND DOZENS OF FINBACK WHALES AND ALL KINDS OF BAIT BIRDS!! CAPT MIKE REPORTED SEEING LOTS OF BLUE FISH TUNA BREAKING AS WELL ON THE GROUNDS, JUST A MEMORABLE DAY! WHALE WATCHING TUES THURS FRI AND SAT AT 1PM BY RESERVATION!

The report  from the bass boat was that there was not much to report. TONIGHT’S TRIP IS CANCELLED!!

Details are just starting to emerge from the 7 am full day boat of 3 very big fish on board between 11 and 13 lbs!! Capt. Chris commented that the word for today was “quality”. Many of the keepers today were between 4 and 7 pounds. There were about a half dozen limit catches but the fluke were not as spread out around the boat as we would have liked. A decent amount of sea bass including a few sea bass limits. One stop produced a lot of short fluke. One big gator size blue fish in the low teens and that was about it for today around Block Island. Capt. Rich will set sail tomorrow morning at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances.

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Capt. Matt reported good fishing this morning for a skeleton crew of fishers aboard the Lady Frances. A nice shot of fluke to 4 lbs and a lot of nice size sea bass pleased fishers. Everyone went home with some fish!

The afternoon half day produced a few fish both fluke and sea bass but the weather change by the afternoon slowed the fishing.

Just one half day trip tomorrow, Friday July 14th at 8 am aboard the Lady Frances.

Roger

Wednesday July 12th

Capt. Rich reported overall solid fishing and excellent catching today. The caveat being there were lots of throwbacks. Something we have not seen a lot of this season so fishers did stay busy at the rails. There were a handful of fishers who easily limited out. All limit catches using buck tail jigs.  Exceptional rod handler and long time regular customer Hahn from East Longmeadow MA and his fishing partner Mike from Providence RI both easily limited out. Hahn took the pool with a fine 7 lb slab but his fishing partner had the biggest fish of the day with a 9 lbr but was not in the pool. A few handfuls of nice sea bass mixed in. Capt. Rich will set sail again tomorrow at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances.

Capt. Mike reported an awesome morning half day of fishing with a full boat limit of sea bass and many big ones in the 3-4 lb range with a few up to 5 lbs!! The afternoon still saw some limit catches of sea bass but things were a bit more subdued. A few nice fluke mixed in. Two half days on tap tomorrow with the first at 8 am and the second at 1 pm.

The afternoon half day charter aboard the Lady Frances was a big success today! Nice size sea bass and some fluke pleased patrons.

Roger

Tuesday July 11th

Capt Richie said it was a good day overall. A little slow to start but almost a full boat limit of seabass and while there were a few less fluke than on yesterday’s trip, a respectable day nonetheless. Biggest fish was around 6 lbs. Gail Frances with Capt. Richie at the helm is whats on tap for tomorrow. As well as two half day trips, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hope to see you then!