Captain Matt reported a OK ay on the full day fluke boat. Not the savage fishing of the past few days but a good day on the water. High hook today had 7 keeper fluke and also the pool fish of 6.5lbs. There was a 28″ fish the weighed around 8.5 pounds that was not in the pool. Many anglers went home with 3-4 keeper fluke each. The was also many anglers leaving with sea bass limits to 4 pounds. All forms of tackle produced fish today.Captain Matt will be at the helm of tomorrows half day trip.
Captain Mike reported a good morning on the half day trip. Anglers were treated to many sea bass and fluke all around the boat. Anglers went home with sea bass limits. Pool fish this morning was a good 6 pound fluke. Captain Mike said the afternoon was better then morning with some savage sea bass fishing. High hook in the afternoon boated 15 keeper sea bass. Many short sea bass kept rods bending all trip long. The pool fish this afternoon was a 7 pound fluke. Captain Mike will be at the helm of the half day trips tomorrow at 8am and 1pm.
Last night’s bass trip was much better than the night before, however while there was marked improvement and the quality was outstanding, numbers were still not where we would have liked them but we did have fish of 45 and 30 lbs on the boat with the rest in the teens to 20 lb range. No blue fish last night. Still some space tonight so call the office if interested in making a reservation. Pics are courtesy of first mate Greg.
Still plenty of room on today’s Whale Watch. A few pics appear courtesy Chris K from yesterday’s adventure on the deep blue seas.
Capt. Matt reported an outstanding full day fluke and sea bass charter for the Mike Bachmann group from Plymouth Mass. Using only rental rod long leader bait rigs (simple squid/spearing combos) the group crushed both big sea bass to 5 lbs with many 3 to 4 lb fish and big fluke to nearly 9 lbs with a good dozen other fish in the four to six pound range. All hands in the group left with big bulging bags of fillets. That’s two awesome back to back full day charters the past two days aboard the Admiral Frances with Capt. Matt at the helm! Still some prime dates available for private charters this summer at the Frances Fleet so if interested please call the office and speak to Tammy Roger or Cory for further booking details or check out the “private charters” section of the web site for more information. Some pics forthcoming courtesy of first mate Troy.
Capt. Mike reported a mix of sea bass, fluke and scup on this morning’s half day trip with a fluke around 4 lbs taking the pool. Two half days on tap for tomorrow, both scheduled to be on the Lady Frances, first setting sail at 8am and the second setting sail at 1pm. Remember doing back to back half days can net an angler $15 off the second half day outing!
First mate Chirs L reported a solid day of fishing aboard the Gail Frances today but just a little more relaxed than the past two outings. Overall sizes not quite as impressive either. Nevertheless pool fish of 7 lbs and a few others over 4 lbs on the fluke with hi hooks bringing home upwards to six and even seven keepers apiece. A respectable amount of sea bass limits as well but more in the way of “nice keepers” as opposed to jumbos. Fish were not quite as spread out as yesterday. Some nice scup and some blue fish to add a bit of variety. Another great weather day on tap for tomorrow and Capt. Rich will be setting sail at 7am aboard the Gail Frances.
Capt. Mike reported another awesome Whale Watch with customers enjoying a great sighting of Finback Whales today feeding on just massive amounts of sand eels. Tremendous amounts of bird life as well out there. Whale Watching is off to an astonishingly good start and the next watch is planned for this coming Tuesday at 1pm. If interested in going please book on line or call the office to make a reservation.
Roger reported the morning half day finished up nice with lots of sea bass of various size, some nice porgies and a few fluke. A few of the porgies taken were true brutes in the 2 lb plus category! The catching was very busy towards the end and the keeping was on a gradual incline. It was a picturesque summer morning on the water. Just one half day fishing trip tomorrow with the Lady Frances set to sail at 8 am.
Just a handful of night bass positions left to sell so if interested please call the office to make a reservation. Last night was very slow unfortunately but tonight is a new night and a new report will be up in the morning.
Great news from Andy Thompson on his full day charter aboard the Admiral Frances as his crew had an awesome day on the water with Capt. Matt and they had a near boat limit of good size sea bass along with plenty of fluke to nearly 8 lbs. Quite a few of the sea bass were jumbos over 2 lbs with the best upwards to nearly 4 lbs and many of the fluke were also in the jumbo category with the four to five pound size not at all uncommon on the Admiral Frances today. Both rental rods and buck tail set ups were producing very well according to first mate Troy. Tremendous numbers of short sea bass and some short fluke kept things about as busy as could be. A few blue fish and anglers also saw a few blue sharks sunning themselves on the surface. Still plenty of prime dates available for private charter so if interested call the office and ask to speak to Tammy, Roger or Cory for further booking details.
Capt. Mike W came in today to report on a great full day of fishing aboard the Gail Frances with a very enthusiastic turnout of anglers. First mate Capt. Nicky reported a full boat or near full boat limit of good size sea bass with many fish in the 2 to 4 lb range. Some anglers managed as many as a dozen nice size sea bass apiece (orl). Quite a few good size fluke as well with three fish in the 9 lb range according to Capt. Nicky duking it out for pool honors with John from CT narrowly beating out Mr. Kim in that category. Both of those slobs taken on buck tail jigs of some sort. First mate Chris L said there were at least 20 fluke taken that were five pounds or greater in size!! A number of anglers had as many as four and five good size fluke apiece in addition to their sea bass. All forms of terminal gear had some success however buck tail set ups probably caught the best overall. Plenty of short sea bass and some short fluke kept anglers busy in between the keepers today. Great weather again tomorrow and Capt. Rich looks forward to another pleasurable day on the water with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am.
Capt. Mike reported another awesome Whale Watch trip with Humpback Whales and Finback Whales providing the excitement today! In fact anglers even got to look at a Hammerhead Shark which is a sure sign of plenty of feed and warming summer waters. Next Whale Watch trip sets sail tomorrow afternoon at 1pm. The weather looks awesome and there is still plenty of room so if interested call the office to make a reservation and come on down!!
Just a reminder that there is no 1pm to 5pm half day tomorrow Friday July 18th due to a private charter. Just a reminder also that on Saturdays during the summer we offer only one 8 am morning half day outing.
Plenty of room on tonight’s bass trip so if interested please call the office to make a reservation. Recent trips (last week) began to find a few good size bass and quite a few blue fish. Let us hope the trend continues.
Capt. Mike reported a decent morning half day sea bass wise with a respectable catch of keepers and some shorts but virtually no fluke. Pool fish was estimated at close to 4 lbs. The pm half day saw a little more action in the way of fluke and some nice keeper sea bass but overall was a bit slower than the morning run.
Sounds like fishing was quite decent overall aboard the Gail Frances today with a nice mix of fluke and good size sea bass. Pool winning fluke was taken by young Zachery Flanders from Farmington CT who on the last drop brought a fine 27.5 inch 8 lb slab to the safety of the net and on to the deck of the Gail Frances. A picture of this fine pool winner as well as his brother Anthony and Dad Stephen along with a few of their other keepers appears above today’s report and this big fluke fell victim to a whole squid. Zachery’s pool fish wasn’t the only big fish caught right at the buzzer as were three others that were within ounces all taken on the last pass including a fine 27 inch slab also on a whole squid for longtime regular customer Dan Melino. Numerous other fluke over 5 lbs on thelast pass according to Capt. Cory. Capt. Cory reported “bookends” fishing today with the first two drifts and the last two drifts were particularly memorable with a very slow pick in between. Quite a few bomber sea bass to 5 lbs today as well and there were a fair amount of sea bass limits. Hi hooks on the fluke boxed six and five keepers apiece respectively. All terminal gear seemed to have some success today despite the slow drifting conditions. Buck tails did produce best overall today. A bunch of small bluefish today and a couple scup and very few short fluke and short sea bass rounded out the catching for the day. Weather sounds great again tomorrow and Capt. Rich will be at the helm of the Gail Frances ready to set sail at 7am.
Capt. Mike and first mate Chris K was elated to report an awesome sighting of Finback Whales today!! On today’s Whale Watch they also reported great sightings of dolphins both mothers and calves frolicking all around the waters south of Block Island, and one the Finback Whales was a juvenile male and last, but certainly not least, they got a real good look at a Mola Mola or Ocean Sunfish. Exciting days like these are the kind we like to see aboard the Whale Watch boat. Next Whale Watch set sail tomorrow afternoon at 1pm. Still some seats available so if interested call to make a reservation.
We will be getting back to our normal sailing schedule starting tomorrow. Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail at 7am aboard the Gail Frances for the full day. 8am on the Lady for the Half Day with the second trip at 1pm aboard the Admiral Frances and Whales at 1pm on the Lady. Night Bass and Blues sets sail tomorrow night on the Lady at 7pm.
There has been no full day the past two days and no word was available on yesterday’s half day morning outing.
Captain Matt reported a very good day on the full day fluke boat. A light group of anglers stayed dry all day and had good fishing. High hook on fluke was Mr. Lee who boated 14 keeper fluke. Many angler went home with limits of fluke to 8 pounds. Nearly a full boat limit of keeper sea bass to over 5 pounds. The quality of the fish today was better then it has been with 3 fluke over 7 pounds and many over 5. Captain Rich will be sailing tomorrow morning at 7am for fluke on the Gail Frances.
Captain Mike was at the helm of today’s half day trips and reported good fishing on both trips. The morning saw a very light crew of anglers and nearly a full limit of sea bass. The afternoons trip reported very good fishing. One angler reported catching over 30 sea bass. The action on the half day trips has been very good and it is a great trip for people of all ages. We are planning on sailing both half days trips tomorrow at 8am and again at 1pm.
Captain Matt reported a good day on the full day fluke boat. Many anglers are going home with both fluke and sea bass limits. 2 people shared high hook honors with 10 keepers. Todays pool fish was a fine 9.5lb slab. The biggest sea bass of the day was a true bomber of 26″!!! many sea bass in the 3-5lb range. Both long bait rigs and bucktails produced well today. Captain Rich said a good breeze all day kept the boat moving and the fish coming over the rails. Captain MAtt will be the the helm tomorrow for the 7am full day fluke trip.
First mate reported a very good morning half day trip. Anglers were treated to monster sea bass and plenty of them all morning long. Many anglers limited out on sea bass.One angler reported catching and releasing over 25 sea bass. Some fluke in the mix as well but the sea bass seemed to have taken over. Captain Mike reported a slow afternoon on the sea bass. The tide change seemed to shut down the bite . A few sea bass limits but not as many as the morning. Captain Mike will be sailing tomorrow morning at 8am and again for the half day trips
First mate Cote reported VASTLY improved Striper fishing last night aboard the Lady Frances. It was the best night of the season thus far While there was not a lot of bass taken, it was the most we have had yet and they were mostly all big with all but one fish falling between 25 and 36 lbs with most over 30 lbs!! Quite a few nice size blue fish between six and ten pounds as well mixed in making for a nice night of fishing with some anglers taking upwards to a half dozen or more good size choppers apiece!!. It was nice to see an increase in bass and have an action packed evening to boot! Pictures of last night’s much improved outing courtesy deck hand Derrick! The Striper trip for tonight is SOLD OUT!! Plenty of room on Wednesday Night’s outing at 7pm, so if interested call or book online.
Capt. Mike reported the half day morning trip saw some great action on the sea bass. A fair number of sea bass limits and lots of quality fish up to nearly 4 lbs. A few handfuls of fluke mixed in as well both keepers and shorts. Plenty of short sea bass to keep anglers amused as well. Two half days on tap tomorrow with the first to set sail at 8 am and the second at 1 pm. Back to back half days can net an angler $15 off the second trip in the afternoon. Both trips are set to sail on the Lady Frances. The weather looks great with optimum drifting conditions!
First mate Greg reported the Jeff Neurath full day charter aboard the Admiral Frances was successful today with a good bite in the beginning and a good shot at the end of the trip with a slow pick in between. A nice mix of fluke and sea bass but nothing huge. Still some nice bags of fillets for anglers to take home. Still some prime dates available for private charter so call the office if interested and ask to speak to Tammy Roger or Cory for further booking details.
Capt. Mike reported an awesome Whale Watch with a great show put on by a pair of rarely seen SPERM WHALES!! Customers were overjoyed! Whale Watches are scheduled Tuesdays, Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays through most of the summer. Call to make a reservation or book online.
First mates Capt. Cory and Chris L reported a good day of fishing aboard the Gail Frances. Mr. Koon had a full limit of fluke while Mr. Shin from Hackensack NJ took the pool with a fine 10.25 lb slab which fell for an unspecified buck tail, officially weighed in Capt. Tackle by Roger on the office’s certified scale. Well done Mr. Shin!! A picture of this beast will appear courtesy of Roger. Quite a few sea bass limits around the boat as well today with sizes to 4 lbs and there were also several other big fluke over 5 lbs. A few scup kept as well and customers threw back lots of small scup, short sea bass and short fluke. The best scores with bigger fluke and bigger sea bass were made using hi lo buck tail rigs. Weather sounds awesome for tomorrow with a pleasant breeze to keep the boat moving and Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail at 7am aboard the Gail Frances.