Sunday September 21st 2014

codsept21codsept21acodsept21bcodsept21ccodsept21dThe tuna trip which just came back in was reported to be good with a nice catch of 50 to 80 lb yellows but no big eyes this past trip. All the fish were taken at night after dark on chunk baits and a few on jigs. Still plenty of room on the next tuna trip which sets sail this coming Wednesday Night the 24th at 10 pm returning sometime Friday Afternoon the 26th.

First mate Greg reported an excellent day of scup fishing with Capt. Ray on the Admiral Frances. Lots of jumbo porgies with several anglers easily limiting out and just about everyone else managing at least 20 or so big scup apiece. Quite a few keeper sea bass but no real monsters with just a few 3 lbrs but a number of anglers had their limit of those to go along with the big mess of jumbo scup. A few short cod and a bunch of small ocean perch rounded out the species assortment for the day. What a turn around from yesterday!! Just never know when the fish will turn on! Next scup trip is set to sail this coming Wednesday morning at 7 am aboard the Admiral Frances with Capt. Ray at the helm.

Roger was pleased to report the local cod fishing was definitely improved today with nearly the same amount of cod for a fraction of the anglers. In fact the crowd was frighteningly light but nevertheless they made it away from the slip. Hi hook scored four nice cod to 12 lbs with two other anglers having three keepers apiece and the majority of the rest of the folks aboard scoring one or two. Much better numbers of good size sea bass although totals varied wildly from angler to angler with a few having one or none while others had five to seven apiece and one angler scoring a dozen nice ones (orl) including five between three and five pounds! A decent amount of good size scup aboard as well with sizes to nearly 3lbs and anglers having a few to ten or so apiece. Plenty of good size ocean perch (a most delicious relative of the tatoug) and quite a few short cod. The unmentionables were only a problem at the first spot and a move even closer to home took care of that problem instantly. All the action was on bait. One normally dialed in jig fisher jigged for an hour and managed to avoid everything including the unmentionables. For whatever reason one hook down low to the sinker or just above it seemed to be key today for reasons only known to the fish and overall the cod bite was on the soft side. The weather was just fine today and wind against tide conditions permitted a nice slow drift all day. Tomorrow sounds like another fine fishing day and Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances. A few pics today showcasing a few of the angler hi lights provided courtesy of Roger.


Saturday September 20th 2014

7to3sept207to3sept20bThe report from Capt. George and Capt. Ted for the full day charter was of a nice full boat limit of good size tasty sea bass and just a few scup. We would like to thank longtime regular charter customer, owner Sharon Paquin for her continued loyalty to the Frances Fleet. Sharon has been taking her employees out for years with us. Still some prime fall dates available for full day scup and sea bass charters so if interested in further booking details please refer to the “private charters” section of the web site or call the office and speak to Tammy Roger or Cory for further booking details.

First mate Greg reported a beautiful day weather wise on the porgy boat but the fishing was a little slow. Quite a few nice keeper sea bass however.  A couple pics provided by longtime customer Ginny Reed. Tomorrow is a new day and Capt. Ray will be at the helm ready to set sail aboard the Admiral Frances at 7am.

The cod boat is out with an enthusiastic group of cod enthusiasts today.  Cory reported slower than anticipated fishing today. Some cod were taken however with a few guys managing upwards to 3 fish per person. Nothing big but a few nice fish into the low teens. A few big sea flounders, a handful or two of big sea bass, a handful of big platter size scup and some good size ocean perch plus one ling rounded out the days catch. Nobody was reported to have jigged for more than a few minutes today so everything was taken on bait. Tomorrows cod trip is a go on the Gail Frances with Capt. Rich set to sail at 7am aboard the Gail Frances.

The Night Bass trip is a go for tonight and there is plenty of room should anyone want to come down and purchase a ticket on the spot. The trip sails tonight at 7 pm aboard the Admiral Frances.


Friday September 19th

Capt Ray on the Admiral Frances reported a very good day on the scup boat. The wind today kept them local but there was no problem getting limits on both the scup and also the seabass. There were plenty of small fish in the mix so anglers had bent rods all day. The scup boat sails on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., so the next trip is Saturday morning. Gab you gear and come on down. it looks like a beautiful weather weekend!! The office will be open at 5:30 a.m.

Friday September 19th


Capt. Mike and the gang are back from their tuna trip that left Wednesday night, and the word is: OUTSTANDING TRIP!!  This is the year that will go down in the record books, that’s for sure Over 30 yellowfin between 40-70 lbs and 4 beautiful Big Eyes, ranging from 150-200 lbs. it doesn’t get any better than this folks. Capt Mike reported no day bite at all and all tuna were caught on the night bite. The weather was certainly a little bumpy on the way home but otherwise the weather turned out perfectly. Ozell Hudson from Milton, Ma had the pleasure of landing one of the
Big Eyes, and his fishing buddies Mike and Larry from Boston and Washington DC also landed two. “Great Trip”, said Ozell and the boys.

The Extended Trip that was scheduled to leave tonight at 10:00 p.m. has been pushed to a departure time of Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m., due to weather conditions. And please anyone that feels that leaving tomorrow morning is somehow causing you to lose fishing time, its just not true!


As said earlier, there has been no day bite, ALL fish have been caught at night. don’t miss out out on the fabulous fishing of 2014!! There is still plenty of room on tomorrow mornings trip.


Thursday September 18th

Capt. Ray reported a very good day on the scup boat. Limits of seabass all around the boat and buckets of scup for the modest group of anglers on board. A few anglers certainly went home with scup limits while others had a hefty half bucket or so.  Scup fishing is getting better and better reported Capt. Ray. The scup boat sails Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our next trip will be Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. Roger will have the office open at 5:30 for ticket sales.

Capt Richie reported that fluke fishing ended on a positive note. The small group of anglers enjoyed a beautiful day on the water and had plenty of fish for their coolers. A mix of fluke, seabass and scup kept anglers pretty much busy all day. Customers and crew were pleased with the day’s results. Captain and crew of the Gail Frances would like to say again, thank you to all that sailed this summer and they hope to see some of you out cod and seabass fishing in the upcoming weeks.

Cod fishing starts Saturday September 20th. We will be sailing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Lady Frances is out tuna fishing and will return some time Friday afternoon. As soon as we hear how fishing was, we will post. Friday night’s trip still has plenty of room, so if you would like to get on the trip, just give the office a call.

Wednesday September 17

It was reported to the office this morning that today is the last day the Gail Frances will be going FLUKE and SEABASS fishing. Although there has been a tremendous amount of seabass over the last few weeks, fluke numbers have dropped off, which is somewhat normal for this time of year. The Gail Frances will begin its FALL COD and SEABASS trips on Saturday September 20th. Those trips will be sailing Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We would like to thank all of our fluke enthusiasts who sailed with us this season. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to those that will join us for some fall codfishing. Keep in mind, fluke remains open till the end of December so if you happen to catch one during the fall you can certainly keep it, as long as its legal size, of course.

Although our FLUKE and SEABASS trip on the Gail Frances has ended a couple days early this week, We will still have SCUP and SEABASS trips on the Admiral Frances. That trip sails on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There is still plenty of room on tonight’s Extended Tuna Trip. it departs 10:00 p.m. tonight and returns in the afternoon on Friday September 19th.

Tuesday September 16th.

Capt. George reported an excellent day on the water today with Gardy and the gang from Stu Leonards. Limits all around the boat on the Seabass, and PLENTY of scup to go around. Medium size scup, Capt. George reports and better numbers today then we have seen so far this season. We have two boats scheduled tomorrow, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for fluke and seabass and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for scup and seabass.

Monday September 15th

Capt. Richie reported a beautiful day on the water today. A small group of anglers enjoyed beautiful skies and calm seas. Capt. Richie reported some nice fluke today and limits of seabass all around the boat. Some nice big scup also made over the rails, as well as a few bluefish. Next trip sails Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m.

Sunday September 14th 2014

Capt. George reported a slow night of night fishing despite a nice turnout of night fishing enthusiasts. A few bass and a handful of blue fish. Next night trip is set to sail Saturday Night at 7pm, September 20th aboard the Admiral Frances.

Weather looks incredible tomorrow. Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail aboard the Gail Frances at 7am for fluke/sea bass and whatever other hungry critters we come in contact with!

Captain Mike reported a decent tuna trip. The weather was better then they were calling for but the larger swell hurt the fishing some. Nealry 20 yellows to 90 pounds made it in to the boat. About the same number were lost on both bait and jigs. Some mahi in the mix as well. High high hook went home with 3 yellows. Our next trip is scheduled to set sail Wednesday night and then Friday night. There is still plenty of room on the next 2 trips.

Captain Ray reported a OK day of the scup boat. The scup fishing was on the slower side but the sea bass fishing was great. Full boat limit of quality sea bass to 4 pounds High hook caught over 25 sea bass(orl). Every were Ray went the scup would start coming but then the sea bass would take over. Our next scup trip will be sailing Wednesday at 7am.