First mate Greg reported last night’s squid trip was slower than the night before but not as slow as Thursday Night. The squid were spread out a bit more than usual with just about everyone grabbing a bunch and the sharpies doing upwards to 30-40 pieces. Bob from CT was pleased with his haul of over 100 squid for the past two nights aboard the Gail Frances! Similar but slightly slower results on last night’s RISA charter aboard the Lady Frances. In lieu of the Monday Holiday we sail this evening at 7pm aboard the Gail Frances with Capt. Ray. The squid trip is a go and there is plenty of room so call the office or just come on down to go on tonight’s trip!
First mate Greg reported an okay morning half day despite some challenging drifting conditions. A couple handfuls of keepers and some shorts and that was about it. Picture provided courtesy of longtime regular customer Ginny Reed. The afternoon trip was a touch slower with less keepers and some shorts. Two trips tomorrow in celebration of Memorial Day with the first set to sail aboard the Lady Frances at 8am and the second set to sail at 1pm also aboard the Lady Frances. Back to back trips can net an angler a $15 discount off of the second outing.
A much better day of fluke fishing aboard the Gail Frances today. The fish were not nearly as spread out among the healthy group of fluke enthusiasts as we would have hoped for but the overall numbers were much better. Breezy conditions made the drift very fast at times today and the best bite of the day was in the morning. Dustin Luginbuhl from Ellington CT (#Ellingtonboys) took the pool with a fine 10.7 lb slab weighed on the official certified scale here at Capt. Tackle. This fish was likely 11 lbs or a shade more right out of the water as it was caught earlier in the trip and had been on ice for awhile. Capt.Matty reported a few other jumbos in the 5-6 lb range with the rest of the keepers nice size fish in the 2-3lb range. A couple anglers tied for hi hook honors of 5 apiece with an unconfirmed possible hi hook score of 7 keepers. Some other anglers also had 3-4 keepers each. A modest amount of throwbacks as well. Tomorrow Capt. Rich will set sail at 7am aboard the Gail Frances, looks like a little less breeze tomorrow which is a good thing! Photo courtesy Roger.
DUE TO A LUCKY BREAK IN SCHEDULING AND RELATIVELY HIGH DEMAND WE HAVE ADDED A SQUID TRIP FOR SUNDAY NIGHT (TOMORROW NIGHT). PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE TO MAKE A RESERVATION!! WE REALIZE THIS IS A SUDDEN CHANGE IN THE SCHEDULE BUT THINGS HAVE WORKED OUT FOR A CELEBRATORY MEMORIAL DAY SQUID TRIP!! THIS TRIP WILL LEAVE SUNDAY NIGHT AT 7PM ABOARD THE GAIL FRANCES WITH CAPT RAY!!
SQUID FISHING WAS EXCELLENT LAST NIGHT!!! WILDLY IMPROVED OVER THE NIGHT BEFORE WITH LO HOOKS 20-30 PIECES AND QUITE A FEW ANGLERS GETTING ONE HALF TO THREE QUATERS OF A BUCKET! MIXED SIZES BUT GOOD SIZE STUFF FOR THE MOST PART. TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT FOR SQUID AT 7PM BY RESERVATION, CALL THE OFFICE IF INTERESTED! A FEW PICTURES FROM LAST NIGHT’S TRIP PROVIDED COURTESY LONG TIME CUSTOMER GINNY REED.
FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS THE CAPT FRANCES IS UP IN NEW BEDFORD MASS SCUP AND SEA BASS FISHING FOR THE CAPT. LEROY! IF INTERESTED IN PORGY FISHING PLEASE CONTACT CAPT LEROY FISHING FLEET AT 508-992-8907 OR EMAIL CAPTAINLEROYS@AOL.COM
The word from first mate Troy on the Captain Frances up in New Bedford MA fishing with the Capt. Leroy fleet was of brisk action for a full load of anglers bending rods around the boat with nice size scup and sea bass in the Massachusetts waters. The Captain Frances will be fishing with the Capt. Leroy fleet out of New Bedford for the next three weeks in Massachusetts waters.
The word from first mate Greg was of okay fishing on the morning half day with a few handfuls of keepers and some throwbacks. Nothing earth shattering but for water that is just only now around 50 degrees, not bad at all. Biggest fish just under 4 lbs. Pictures courtesy first mate Greg. The afternoon trip produced similar results with Edwin from Florida taking the pool with a fine flattie of just under or at 4lbs. Tomorrow we have two half days with the first leaving at 8am and the second at 1pm and for those who want to do back to back half days we off a $15 discount on the second trip.
Capt. Rich reported a much slower day today due to some very tough conditions made so by a brisk north westerly breeze which was a bit more amped up than originally forecast. Anglers did chip a few nice fluke to just under 4 lbs and some shorts but it was a step back from the past couple of days but tomorrow is a new day and Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail at 7am aboard the Gail Frances.
Roger reported the squid fishing was rather slow last night. After a great night prior we were very bummed out and cannot offer any explanation as to why. There was a slight uptick in action very late in the evening. A few anglers were more dialed in and had upwards to 35-45 pieces apiece but just a few with most having less. Generally speaking good size stuff but just not in the numbers needed. We try again this evening with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7pm with Capt. Ray at the helm. Please call the office today to make a reservation.
First mate Chris L reported another very strong day aboard the Gail Frances full day Fluke boat however the fish were not quite as spread out as we would have liked. We did record our first angler limit of the season and that lucky angler also had the two biggest fluke on the boat with a brace of jumbos in the 6 lb range! Another angler had six keepers and then the rest had from none to 3 or 4 each. A total of a half dozen jumbos today on the Gail Frances. Some throwbacks as well. A few more fish on bait rigs today but buck tailing was the way to go. No specifics were given to the office regarding color and sizes on the jigs although yesterday white was mentioned. Photos showcasing a few angler hi lights provided courtesy of first mate Chris L. Next trip sets sail on the Gail Frances tomorrow morning at 7am with Capt. Rich at the helm.
A half day charter aboard the Admiral Frances this morning produced a handful of keepers and a bunch of throwbacks for a handful of anglers along the beach. Great sign to see some fish starting to show up inside and bodes well for our half day trips which begin tomorrow morning at 8am aboard the Lady Frances. Half Days just weekends and holiday (Memorial Day) til the third week of June sailing two trips 8 am to Noon and 1pm to 5pm.
Squid trip is a GO tonight. The Gail Frances will set sail at 7:00 p.m. Roger will have the office open to check in and to buy any squid jigs you may need.
First mate Troy reported an excellent day of fluke fishing aboard the Gail Frances today for a relatively light crowd of fluke enthusiasts. With the exception of just a couple of anglers, everyone else on board had at least three to five nice keepers apiece to take home with a few having six apiece and two anglers tying hi hook honors at boxing 7 good fluke apiece including longtime regular Tony Pak from NJ!! Well done Tony!! Congrats to longtime regular customer Scott Gerrard from CT who took the pool with a fine 7 lb slab. There were a handful of other nice fluke in the 4 to 5 lb range and most of the fish fell into the 19 to 21 inch category that were keepers. Quite a few shorts as well to keep things moving right along with some anglers returning as many as 20 young fluke apiece back to the ocean! It was generally all about buck tailing today. Bait rigs just did not catch today for whatever reason. The fluke were reported to be full of squid and there were a few sand eels noted as well. Tomorrow Capt. Rich will be at the helm of the Gail Frances ready to set sail at 7am for fluke.
First mate troy reported a good pick of squid all night long. A light group of angler took home between 1/2 -3/4 of a bucket of fine sized tubes each. There was plenty of squid darting in and out of the lights all night long. We are planning on sailing the next 3 days for squid at 7pm. Please call the office and make a reservation.
Squid boat sailing tonight at 7:00 p.m. Light crowd, so come on down.
Capt Mike reported that today’s fluke trip was much improved over yesterday’s. A little breezy today on the water resulted in a much better drift than yesterday. Pool fish was around 6 lbs. First mates Chris and Troy said all anglers went home with something, some more than others. High hook was 6 fish. Good signs on the beach on the way home, a handful of keepers and marking alot of squid.
Fluke boat is scheduled to sail tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m.
Also, just a reminder that our half day trips start this weekend.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Capt. Chris Olszanecki. His skills of boat handling and knowledge of fishing will be greatly missed here at the Frances Fleet. Capt. Chris really enjoyed seeing his passengers catch fish, especially young children catching their very first one.
Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones. We wish you peace Capt. Chris O.
For more information or to view the complete obituary, visit Courtneyfh.com
Capt Richie reported that the fog and rain made for a long day today. Not much of a drift for most of the day. They picked up a few keepers for the handful of people on board and a fair share of throwbacks as well. Richie marked alot of bait in the area, which is always a good sign. Nothing big with the pool today, only around 3 lbs. Next trip tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. with Capt Mike.
No report yer from today’s trip, but will have all the details a little bit later when the boat gets in.
Tomorrow, Wednesday May 20th is a go. Capt. Mike will set sail on the Gail Frances at 7:00 a.m. Cory will have the office open at 6:00 a.m. for ticket sales.
Just a reminder that our half days will be added to the schedule this weekend. To start out, it will just be Saturdays and Sundays (AND Memorial Day 5/25). We will have a morning trip from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and an afternoon trip from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Keep in mind, if you do BOTH the morning and the afternoon trip, you get $15 off the second trip.
So again half days only on weekends to start, then DAILY beginning June 20th.
Hope to see you on board soon.
Captain Matt reported a decent day of fluke fishing on the Gail Frances. It seems every day more bait is pushing in with droves of fluke following. High hook was Tony Pak with 4 keepers, with many anglers have 2-3 each. Around 50 shorts were caught through out the day keeping rods bent. Nothing huge for the pool like Saturday’s trip with a solid 4lber won the pool. We are planning on sailing daily for fluke at 7am.