Captain Rich reports another good day on the fluke grounds. A decent crowd of anglers from all over New England came out to find some fluke. High hooks today managed to get there limits with most anglers managing 4-5fish each. The pool fish went to Mike from Ct. with a 10 pound doormat. Spro jigs seemed to be the way to go today with the slower drift. Bait rigs work slightly better in the afternoon. We are sailing tomorrow morning at 7am for fluke on the Lady Frances. The office will open at 6am for ticket and tackle sales.
We are trying to squid fish tomorrow nigh at 7pm. If you would like to go on the trip please call the office tomorrow and make a reservation.
Captain Mike sailed this morning with a skeleton crew of anglers in search of some fat flatties. The water this morning looked like you were fishing on a lake. Fishing overall was very good. Most of the boat left with limits of fluke. The pool fish today was around 7 pounds. The last few drifts produced some of the nicest fish of the day. Some angler managed to catch 30 fluke. We are planning on sailing tomorrow morning at 7am. The office will open for ticket and tackle sales at 6am.
Captain Matt reported another solid day of fluke fishing. A nice light breeze kept the boat moving all day and the fishing coming over the rail. Many limit catches all around the boat. Pool honors went to Sandy with a fine 7.9lb slab. Sandy also managed to box her limit and give some keepers away. Both bait rigs and spro jigs did damage on the fluke.Lots of action on the shorts as well with some people managing to catch 15-20 fish. The Lady Frances is sailing tomorrow morning at 7am for fluke. The office will open at 6am for ticket and tackle sales.
We are fully stocked every color fluke rig as well as a wall full of spro jigs. We are also stock up on gulp from 4-6in.
First mate Troy calling in and said it was another tough night on the squid. The machine are lit up with bait and they can be seen darting in out of the light but are not on the chew.One of these days the squid light switch is going to flip. We are hoping that the moon will get the squid to bite.
There will not be a squid trip tonight. Our next squid trip will be on Wed. night.
First mates Capt. Matt and Chris L reported the fluke trip today was very good. There was a respectable turnout of fluke enthusiasts today and they in turn put quite a few respectable fluke aboard the deck of the Lady Frances. At least a dozen over 4lbs today with Peter and Connie Tu having both of the biggest fluke of the day with Connie’s fish just edging out Pete’s fish(both 7.5 to 8lbs). Mr. Pak had the third biggest with a fish just under 7lbs. Hi hooks had six or seven keepers apiece but there were no reported limit catches today. A good number of anglers aboard had two to four nice fluke apiece to take home. Not a lot of throwbacks today but enough to keep things interesting. Earlier in the day when the drift was very slow spro jigs were the ticket however later in the afternoon the drift picked up and bait rigs had the nod of success. Connie’s fish took a bait rig while Pete’s inhaled a spro jig. Guess it is good to have both bucktails and bait rigs on hand to fish whatever the conditions dictate or the fish seem to prefer. Capt. Rich looks forward to a beautiful day on the water tomorrow with the Lady Frances set to sail at 7am with the Capt. Tackle being open no later than 530 am.
The report from mates Troy and Cote last night was of slow squid fishing. Some unexpected wind and a tough tide made for a very tough and rather unexpected combination of conditions. Tonight looks much better weatherwise and we are still accepting reservations for tonight’s squid trip so please call the office to book a position.
Another good day on the Lady Frances. Mr. Kim put the first double digit fish of the season on the deck of the Lady today with a fine slab that weighed 10.4 lbs and measured 31.5 inches!! Mr. Kim also had second place for the day with a fine slab of at least 6lbs and of course he easily bagged his limit by noon time! Well done Mr. Kim!! Anthony Mercurio from Coventry also spro’d his way to a full limit of fine fluke. The best catches today both numbers and sizes were made with the spro jigs, in fact Anthony was tipping his spro jigs with gulp grubs and using just spearing. A slower drift most of the day today until the last hour or so when the tide changed and the wind and tide became congruent. Bait rigs including the B2 Big Red Squid rig also worked just fine as well. A good sign of interest from the fluke for those who cared to dabble with whole squid. The vast majority of anglers aboard had four to six nice fluke apiece although there were a handful who had considerably less. Not quite as many shorts as some of the previous days as well but still enough to keep interest levels high at the rails. Probably at least a dozen fish in the jumbo category today (over 4lbs). It was a great day of fishing overall and Capt. Rich was very pleased by day’s end. The weather was about as good as one could ask for as well. Pics today are provided courtesy of Roger once he figures out how to upload them with his new phone. Capt. Rich is excited to set sail tomorrow on the Lady Frances at 7am for another beautiful day on the water and hopefully another double digit!!
While we have been fishing Block Island for fluke on the full day trips, we are getting word that fishing just off the local beaches is quite good which is something which bodes well for half day fishing which begins June 1st.
Roger just called in to say fluke fishing today on the Lady Frances is going strong!! He said that many of today’s anglers already had 4-5 a piece. We have our first double digit fish of the season, Mr. Kim with a 10.4 lb doormat!! Roger will have a full report of today’s catch later in the day.
Yesterday both the Gail and Lady were chartered for transport however in between the crew on both boats did some fishing and CRUSHED the fluke with most of the crew members easily attaining a limit catch. Quite a few jumbos in the four to six pound range with the best fish Cote’s 8lb slab.
Last night’s squid fishing was once again plagued by dirty water and was on the slow side. We try again tonight at 7pm with Capt. Ray setting sail aboard the Lady Frances. Call the office to make a reservation or book on line.