Capt. Mike called in to relay that the Memorial Day Weekend Capt. Special was very good with plenty of nice market cod and market size pollock to go around with a few nice haddock thrown in for good measure. Congrats to Lisa Loprenzo from Stamford CT who took the pool with a cod in the low to mid teens!! Lisa also had her limit of cod everyday, way to go Lisa! Capt. Mike reported that most of the damage was done on jigs and teasers but that some fish were taken by those choosing to dunk bait.
Capt. Ray reported squid fishing was a touch more relaxed overall last night but respectable nonetheless. A great turnout of enthusiastic anglers aboard the boat but results were mixed with some anglers really excelling with a half to even three quaters of a five gallon pail and some having much less. Some short fluke, big sea robins, skates and some trophy sea bass were all released to fight another day in the finfish department. Still will go down in the logs as a good trip and Capt. Ray looks forward to another nice night of squid fishing with hopefully a lot less fog this coming Wednesday Night at 7pm. Please call the office if interested in booking a reservation.
Capt. Rich reported a slower bite with the fluke today but still a respectable number of good size fish with the biggest around 6lbs taken by longtime regular angler Kil Song. Capt. Rich looks forward to another nice day on the water tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am
Capt. Ray reported another great night of squid fishing last night aboard the Gail Frances. The action started as a good pick and just got better and better all night long. Most customers filled one half to three quaters of a five gallon pail with some doing a full pail and even a couple guys starting a second one. Mixed sizes but still plenty of big tubes in the mix with some going over a foot and a half in length! Capt. Ray looks forward to another good night of squid fishing tonight with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7pm, still plenty of room so call the office to make a reservation today!
Capt. Rich reported the fluke fishing busted open today and that the fish were big!! There was at least one limit catch today and many of the anglers aboard went home with several big fluke apiece today, many of which were jumbos or fish over 4lbs. Joe Stoothoof from Dover,NJ had a day to remember with several keepers including a brace of fluke that went just under 11lbs( 30 inches) and just over 8lbs. Pics of these fine slabs will be featured a bit later on www.noreast.com under our fishing reports thread. Both bucktails and bait rigs were working. Anglers also caught and released some big sea bass to 4lbs and threwback some smaller fluke as well. Capt. Rich looks forward to another good day of fluking tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am. So to recap we had excellent fishing on the beach this morning on the half day charter and excellent fishing further east on the full day trip. Things are finally starting to come together, Fluke fishing through the month of June sails 7am to 4pm daily.
Capt. George reported some very good fishing close to home along the sandy southern Rhode Island shoreline this morning. The fluke were aggressive and cooperative with the Cody Akin group getting a fine mess of keepers, more than half of which were of the jumbo variety in the 5-6lb range. Plenty of shorts in between to keep things interesting and a few good size sea robins to boot. Rental rod rigs were the way to go this morning. Young fisherman Mike from New Mexico had one of the biggest fluke of the trip with a fine slab over 5lbs. The Capt. Frances still has plenty of openings for charters this upcoming season and is the perfect sailing vessel for groups of 8 to 25 people. If interested call the office and speak to Tammy or Roger for further booking details.
Capt. Ray reported the squid fishing last night was red hot. Anglers filled upwards to a full five gallon pail and a few were starting a second!! Double and even some triple headers!! So to recap Wednesday and Friday Nights were excellent with only Thursday being a bit off. The bite is still on and as of now there is plenty of room for tonight so if interested call the office to book a spot and get in on this great fishing!!
Capt. Rich reported a very slow day of fluke fishing. We covered a lot of territory, marked a lot of bait, had great weather but the fish did not want to chew. A few nice fish and some shorts. Nick from Poughkeepsie NY took today’s pool with a fine 8lb slab. Tomorrow is a new day and we will try a new set of areas with Capt. Rich setting sail at 7am on the Gail Frances.
Capt. Ray reported a slower night of squid fishing last night. A few anglers did well but most found the squid to be very tough to trick into taking artificial baits. In fact while the squid were all over the place and the water column and frequently near the surface, especially late at night, the squid were not as aggressivley feeding on the live bait in the water as they were the night before. We had the bait on the surface to the point of turning the water a pinkish hue again but for whatever reason the squid were off their feed. Most anglers did get at least a handful of squid and the top producers filled upwards of a half a five gallon pail. Light fresh water rods and casting the jigs out away from the boat and letting them settle with the lightest weight possible seemed to have some edge last night. Tonight is a new night and no two nights are the same and we look forward to a new trip on the Lady Frances at 7pm with Capt. Ray. For those interested in the finfish side of things. The catch and release sea bass and short fluke action was also not quite as good as the night before but anglers did catch and release some of each. Two nice size black fish last night was a pleasant addition and as usual there were a few skates and hefty sea robins. Late in the trip there was one keeper fluke taken as well.
Unfortunately the full day fluke boat did not make it out today but Capt. Mike and Roger had a very busy day right outside the gap today and that activity included about a dozen nice recreational fish most of which were in the 3 to 5lb range. At times the action was really hot and heavy and Roger had six double headers for the day!! Small bucktails and the tandem bait rig with just squid and spearing worked the best today. There was a tremendous amount of spearing and sand eels on the grounds today and the fluke were chock full of them. The fluke were also spitting up whole squid so there is a lot of activity developing along the south shore beaches right now. Capt. Rich looks forward to a pleasant day on the water setting sail for fluke at 7am aboard the Lady Frances.
Capt. Ray reported a good night of squid fishing last night and some awesome weather. It was the first warmer night of the season and the ocean was just loaded with activity! The squid were all over the water column and frequently chasing the massive clouds of spearing and sand eels turning the water a pinkish hue on the surface! The squid were mostly larger and jumbo super size tubes with many tubes between seventeen and twenty inches, tentacles excluded, measured!! The catch varied from angler to angler but two guys fishing up in the bow each managed a full five gallon pail of the tasty mollusks. The squid were a bit tricky at times to catch due to all the natural bait so casting away from the bait with light sinkers on fresh water spinning rods and letting the jigs settle as slow and natural as possible seemed to be the ticket to sucess for many anglers. Some anglers had good results sight fishing for the squid later in the evening. On most nights the stiffer rods just do not seem to cut it. Everyone wound up with a good amount of squid and had a great time out on the water. A lot of short fluke and sea bass of mixed sizes grabbed the squid jigs as well last night, all promptly relased. A few anglers trying for fluke with fresh chunks of squid were rewarded with a couple nice keepers and plenty of small fluke to throwback. They were also able to catch and release a pile of big sea bass up to over 4lbs and one angler also got to put a three pound winter flounder back in the water after it tried to gobble up a fresh slice of squid! It is not fun but rules are rules and no seabass can be kept before July 11th this year. No scup can be kept before June 8th on the boat as well and they are sometimes frequent on these night trips. The first cocktail blue fish of the season and a fine 6lb tog plus a few hefty sea robins rounded out the finfish extravaganza that complimented the very good squid fishing. Capt. Ray looks forward to another fun night of productive squid fishing with the Lady Frances set to sail at 7pm.