May 24th

Capt Richie reports that his small group of anglers enjoyed a good day of fishing! The Gail Frances stayed close to home and caught fish wherever they stopped. A nice bunch of keepers, most anglers had 3-5 fish each, with one or two limits. And the first bluefish of the season came over the rail as well. Biggest fluke was around 5-6 lbs. Next trip tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. And we wanted to reiterate an earlier posting, that we will NOT have a full day trip on Saturday May 28th. We will be offering two half days on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon AND 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Do both half days, the cost is $70.00. The full day trips will resume it’s normal schedule on Sunday, daily at 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday May 24th

Please Note: On Saturday May 28th we will NOT be offering the FULL DAY FLUKE TRIP. We will have TWO Half day trips available. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon AND 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you do back to back trips, the cost is $70 for both half day trips. The FULL DAY will resume again on Sunday with it’s usual schedule, daily at 7:00 a.m.

The half day trips, starting this weekend, will run weekends only till June 19th, then will be on a daily schedule. With the exception of Memorial Day, Monday May 30th, we WILL BE RUNNING BOTH HALF DAY TRIPS.

Squid trips are Wednesday through Saturday evenings, with the exception of Sunday May 29th, we plan to have a trip, due to the holiday weekend.

We have tried to make this as clear as possible, but please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Monday May 23rd

Capt Mike reported a pretty decent day on the full day trip.. They stayed close to home with a respectable number of keepers and enough throwbacks to keep anglers busy throughout the day. High hook was 5 fish, and the biggest weighed in at around 5 lbs. Next trip is tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. Hope to see you then.

Sunday May 22nd 2016

IMG951686IMG951687IMG951688IMG951692IMG951694First mate Greg just reported in that a very enthusiastic crowd of squid enthusiasts enjoyed a really enthusiastic bite from the squid last night, and the real big squid were back in force! Buckets and coolers filled up and just about everyone aboard was at least moderately successful. The fishing was quite a bit improved over the night before which was as good as any trip we had last year. Needless to say this season thus far has provided the best results squid fishing in a couple to perhaps even several years. We look forward to continued success for some time to come! Squid fishing sails Wednesday through Saturday Nights by reservation AND WE ARE ADDING A MEMORIAL DAY EVE SQUID SPECIAL SQUID TRIP NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT BY RESERVATION AT 7PM!! There have been a lot of inquiries as to which colors have been working the best but good catches have been made on just about all the different types of squid jigs that are commonly used.  The Capt. Tackle shop is usually well stocked with an array of Yozuri squid jigs. Some great photos showcasing some of last night’s success courtesy of first mate Greg. Next squid trip will set sail this coming Wednesday evening at 7pm.

No fluke trip today, too bad the weatherman scared everyone away and the day turned out not so bad as the storm we heard about all week long slipped harmlessly to the southeast of the south coast. Tomorrow is the next full day Fluke trip and the Gail Frances will set sail at 7 am. We are excited at the prospects after the very good day Capt. Rich had yesterday.


Saturday May 21st 2016

Capt. Rich was very pleased to report that he had a great day of fluke fishing today aboard the Gail Frances. It was as though they were fishing in a different ocean today! Fishing was done very close to home and the light crowd of anglers aboard had an excellent amount of keepers including a few angler limits(longtime regular James for example) and those who were dangerously close and just about everyone had at least a few keepers to take home. Two big fish today with the pool being taken by a fine 8 lb slab.  A  very healthy dose of shorts, a few sea robins, some hard fighting sea bass to play catch and release with combined with pleasant temperatures and light winds made this a memorable early season day of fluke fishing! First mate Chris was so busy assisting customers with short fish and the net for keepers that no pictures were taken today. Tomorrow looks good for fishing and Capt. Rich will set sail at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances.


Saturday Morning May 21st 2016

squidmay21dsquidmay21bsquidmay21a20160521_00212520160521_003422squidmay21The report from first mate Greg was that last night’s squid fishing for an enthusiastic turnout of fishers was a bit more relaxed than previous nights but still solid and those who persevered at the rail still managed some decent numbers of good size tubes. Hi hooks were estimated to be in the 70-80 count range but numbers per fisher varied wildly. Pictures provided courtesy longtime regular Ginny Reed. We are planning on going tonight at 7 pm aboard the Gail Frances, please call the office to make a reservation.


Friday May 20th

Our squid trip tonight is SOLD OUT. There is plenty of room on tomorrow night’s trip, but we are keeping an eye on the weather. So give the office a call Saturday afternoon to check the status.


Roger reported the fluke fishing today aboard the Gail Frances was very slow. A handful of keepers up to 7 lbs and some shorts and that was about it. Hopeful for much better results tomorrow. Capt. Rich will set sail at 7am for fluke aboard the Gail Frances. A couple pictures today courtesy of Roger


Friday May 20th 2016

squidmay19squidmay19asquidmay19bsquidmay19cRoger reported another very good night of squid fishing. A solid steady pick ensued drift after drift all around the Gail Frances. Catches varied from fisher to fisher but longtime regular Will was likely hi hook honors with 134 pieces which more than filled a six gallon bucket to the brim! Mr. Pak also easily filled at least one five gallon pail. Other fishers had around 100 pieces and full five gallon pails and most others had closer to a half bucket with a few more having more and a few more having less. The sizes on the squid overall was downright remarkable with about 50-60 percent of the tubes being jumbos. All different styles of squid jigs seemed to produce pretty good results. A few pictures courtesy of Roger which were taken about half way through the squid trip. The mates also offer a service of bagging and rinsing the squid for patrons for a nominal fee. Next squid trip is tonight at 7pm aboard the Gail Frances with Capt. Mike, please call the office if interested in making  a reservation.


Thursday May 20th 2016

IMG_1668IMG_1669First mate Greg reported both good and not so good news today aboard the Gail Frances. Good news was longtime regular customer Hahn from East Longmeadow MA  had the first double digit fluke of the season with a fine 10 lb 30 inch slab and Hahn also had another fish around six pounds. The not so good news was that the numbers of keepers was overall on the slower side. Loads of squid around, even chasing the jigs and baited hooks to the surface.  Hi hook went home with three nice keepers. Weather was beautiful and looks great again tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7 am. Picture courtesy first mate Greg.

Great weather for the squid fishing trips tonight and tomorrow night. Plenty of room on both nights so just give us a call if interested in making a reservation. Squid trips will set sail at 7 pm aboard the Gail Frances.


Thursday May 19 A.M.

First mate Greg reported that last night’s squid trip was one of the best in years! A nice bunch of anglers on board were treated to action, pretty much the entire trip. High hook was about a bucket and a half, and most all other anglers had at least half a bucket. And by the pictures Gregg sent us, the tubes were giants!! Tom Lombardi, holding the two squid in the picture below, called this morning and booked again for tonight. He said ” its the best I’ve seen in two years”. From tail to tentacles, he said those squid were around 20+ inches. Thanks for the details this morning Tom :-) Plenty of room on tonight’s trip, so just give the office a call to make a reservation. Capt. Richie out on the Fluke grounds today. We will have a full report from that trip, later today.