Capt. Mike reported another solid day of local cod fishing on the limited load cod trip. Capt. Mike found cod once again at every stop he went to. Nothing big today but the numbers tell the story. Many anglers had four to six nice fat market cod apiece to take home with hi hooks getting 8 and 7 keepers respectively. Biggest cod for the day was taken by Mike Jung from Peace Token Tackle with a fine 12lbr that slammed one of his monster jigs. While jigs did account for a fair number of keepers and some shorts, bait on one hook down low was really the way to go today. The pool fish was taken by Andrew Mercurio of RI who is the nephew of longtime regular customer Anthony Mercurio. Andrew battled a fine 20plus pound Mahi to the gaff after selectively singling the curious fish out and sight fishing for the prize Mahi. Even a trophy Mahi cannot resist a fresh skimmer clam!! Well done Andrew! A lot of short cod and I mean fat chunky short fish that were often less than a half inch under kept angelrs busy as well today. A few nice red hake and a handful of good size ocean perch and one really big skate topped off a great catch of market cod. Next limited load Cod trip will set sail next Sunday morning at 5am aboard the Admiral Frances. Call the office to book a reservation.
Capt. Rich reported despite little to no drift and then wind against tide conditions when there was a breeze, the anglers aboard the Gail Frances managed a fairly decent day with the fluke and sea bass. Frechy took the pool with a fine 7lbr and hi hook on the fluke took home five nice keepers. The sea bass were more evenly distributed with most anglers getting one or two. Biggest sea bass for the day around 4lbs. Nothing extraordinary but still 100 nice fluke and sea bass is nothing to sneeze at. Capt. Rich looks forward to another fine weather day tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am.
The report from the morning half day was of some very good fishing for sea bass with lots of quality sea bass taken and a few nice fluke to go along with. Plenty of short fluke to keep all hands on deck amused. Tomorrow we are on a three half day trip schedule with half day trips leaving at 8am, 1pm and 4pm.
Capt. Ray reported a solid night of Striper fishing with a nice turnout of Striper enthusiasts. Nothing as big as the night before with the best around 20lbs. Two nice fluke and a couple blue fish mixed in as well. A bass or two fell to diamond jigs as well last evening as did both fluke. Just a tremendous amount of needlefish and big squid on the local Striper grounds should keep good numbers of bass around and feeding heavily for some time to come. Tonight looks like some great weather for Striper fishing so if interested in booking call the office as Capt. Ray will be ready to set sail on the Lady Frances at 7pm.
Capt. Chris reported the Matt Spina charter enjoyed great weather and some good fluke fishing. All nice stuff with just about every fish in the jumbo category (4lbs and up) with the best around 8lbs. A few hefty sea bass mixed in as well. Still some choice dates for charters as we roll right into August. Species to consider include cod.fluke, sea bass and stripers. Call the office for further booking details if interested.
Capt. Mike reported a gorgeous evening half day on the water but the fishing was just a tad slower than what we have generally been used to. The drift started slow and then died from there. Still some nice keeper fluke and a few good size sea bass and some shorts kept the interest above board. Two half day trips today with the first setting sail at 8am and the next at 4pm.
Capt. Mike will be out on the local cod grounds once again today armed with some beautiful fresh skimmers. The weather looks pristene and hopefull the cod are hungry. Look for a full report later on this afternoon!
Capt. Rich reported a very big turnout of anglers for the full day trip today. The fishing was respectable but definitely a step back from what we have been used to. The anglers aboard did manage to put some nice fluke up to 8lbs in the boat along with some nice sea bass to 4lbs and there were quite a few shorts. Sandy and Cyrus had a good day putting together a nice catch of fluke and one nice sea bass. A few other anglers had several nice fluke apiece to take home as well. Tomorrow is a new day and the Gail Frances will set sail at 7am with Capt. Rich in what is forecasted to be some awesome summer weather.
Capt. Keith reported a very good morning half day down along the local beaches with a great haul of keepers including some hefty jumbos that ranged up to and over 8lbs. Kyle Blount once again had a big fish with a fine slab of over six pounds. A few anglers wound up with several nice fluke apiece to take home including Cory’s girlfiriend Claire. A shot of nice sea bass to 3lbs and a decent amount of shorts kept things moving right along. Next half day trip for today will set sail at 4pm this evening.
Still plenty of room on tonight’s combo trip. Still a good amount of openings on the Striper trip as well so call the office if interested in going.