Monthly Archives: September 2011

SCUP CRUSH WITH LOTS OF BIG SEA BASS TO 5LBS ON THE ADMIRAL FRANCES WITH CAPT. RAY TODAY!!/COD REPORT/TUNA UPDATE/ 9/30/2011 430PM

Capt. Ray reported an all out crush on the scup today with a big resurgance of the platter size porgies again with fish commonly up to 2lbs today. There were many many limit catches and there were also a lot of big sea bass mixed in as well with at least one full limit catch of sea bass. Sizes on the sea bass up to 5lbs today with many nice ones in the 2 to 3.5lb range. No blue fish and no ocean perch today for some strange reason but there was a fine 6lb tatoug. It was a great day of fishing for all aboard and the weather was just dandy! Capt. Ray looks forward to another great day of porgy and sea bass fishing tomorrow with the Admiral Frances set to sail at 8am.

Capt. Rich reported that they enjoyed cobalt blue skies and warm gentle breezes today on the day cod trip. Anglers also had a decent bite right off the bat but then for whatever reason as the tide changed the bite shut right off except for an occasional fish. Hi hook had four nice cod including a couple ten pounders. Nothing big today. We also had a scattering of big sea bass to 5lbs, some hefty and handsome ocean perch and a couple trophy size blue fish well into the teens and that was all she wrote for today’s cod trip. We are starting to see more and more bait starting to show on the cod grounds and we also noted most of the fish today were green fish which are fish just arriving onto the grounds. Wendesday also saw a lot of green cod so there are some very strong signs of a strong cod fishery in development over the next few weeks! Also the same guy who had four nice cod today reported dropping and rolling quite a few others while the bite was on this morning and he also mentioned that while the bite was on the fish seemed a bit more aggressive than on some previous trips. Tomorrow is a new day and Capt. Rich looks forward to setting sail on the Gail Frances at 7am for more cod.

TUNA TRIP ON FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND LEAVING AT 5AM TOMORROW MORNING!!! AGAIN THE TUNA TRIP IS LEAVING AT 5AM TOMORROW MORNING, THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN BY 4AM FOR CHECKING IN!!!

COD, SCUP AND SEA BASS TOMORROW, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH AT THE FRANCES FLEET!

Just a reminder that Capt. Rich is set to sail for Cod tomorrow morning at 7am on the Gail Frances. Wednesday’s trip featured a lot of nice cod up to nearly 30lbs and an ever increasing number of big sea bass to nearly 6lbs! Let us hope for more of the same tomorrow!

Capt. Ray looks forward to another great day with the porgies and big sea bass around BI, the Admiral Frances will be set to sail at 8am. Fishing was awesome today, don’t delay and come on down!

As you can see there are a few more pics courtesy Dan King and Capt. Mike from last Weekend’s wildly successful offshore Tuna trip! Let us hope for another great Tuna trip this weekend!

Longtime Customer Dan King and his daughter Anna with a fine Tuna and his second Sword of the season on last weekend's Tuna trip with Capt. Mike and Capt. Matt

Solid Jumbo Sea Bass, A two man limit catch of sea bass to over 5lbs with many 3-4lbrs taken on the Admiral Frances today, 9/29/11!!

A three person catch of jumbo sea bass to over 5lbs and lots of good size porgies to 1.5lbs made today on the Admiral Frances, 9/29/11 with Capt. Ray!!

JUMBO SEA BASS CRUSH AND LOTS OF NICE SCUP ON THE 8AM FULL DAY PORGY/SEA BASS BOAT TODAY WITH CAPT. RAY ON THE ADMIRAL FRANCES!!! 9/29/2011

Capt. Ray reported an awesome day of fishing around BI today with out of this world sea bass fishing and plenty of nice porgies. Biggest sea bass were in the 5lb range and there were quite a few in the 3 to 4.5lb range. Lots of double headers big sea bass with the majority of the anglers aboard easily limiting out on the tasty relatives of the southern grouper. Plenty of nice porgies up to 1.5lbs with Tom from Belchertown easily limited out on both scup and sea bass today. Quite a few big good eating size ocean perch in the mix as well today. Best part was there was not a drop of rain today and we drifted all day in relatively calm seas! A great trip enjoyed by a mere handful of anglers who braved a very very erroneous weather forecast today. A couple pics to showcase angler hi lights will be posted above this report courtesy of Roger. Capt. Ray looks forward to another good day of porgy and sea bass fishing tomorrow with the Admiral Frances set to sail at 8am.

GOOD COD FISHING TODAY WITH CAPT. RICH ON THE GAIL FRANCES!!/PORGY REPORT AND YESTERDAY’S FLUKE REPORT..UPDATE 9/28/2011

Capt. Rich reported a very good day with the local cod today despite some sporty conditions. The cod were a bit more aggressive today. A lot of quality fish boated today with Mr. Pak getting the hi hook honors with six fine cod today including a pool fish of near 30lbs and another big cod in the 25lb range with the rest in the teens. Anthony from Manchester CT had three fine cod to nearly 20lbs today and had a really big one break him off! The majority of the cod boated today were over 10lbs. These are the kind of fish we are used to this time of year! Capt. Rich reported much more in the way of the bigger green fish today as well. There were some market size cod, some shorties and there were also quite a few nice size sea bass today with sizes up to 6lbs!! Hi hooks on the sea bass had upwards to at least a half dozen nice sea bass apiece. A few big porgies and some ocean perch and a few blue fish rounded out the day’s catch. Bait was king today and one hook down low and kept on the bottom WAS THE WAY TO GO! Anglers who did their best to keep their baits on the bottom as the boat went up and down with the waves had the most responses from cod fish swimming around the boat. The fish were a bit more spread out around the boat today as well. Capt. Rich was very pleased with what he observed today and looks forward to the next cod trip set to sail at 7am Friday morning.

Capt. Rich reported yesterday’s Fluke trip only found a few handfuls of keeper fluke but anglers had plenty of nice sea bass up to nearly 4lbs and lots of super size scup to 3lbs as well so everyone went home with plenty of fish and it was a great day and still great to see at least a few nice fluke still around. Doc Henessey from CT took the pool with a sea bass of nearly 4lbs. There is no fluke trip tomorrow but we will have a porgy boat at 8am with Capt. Ray aboard the Admiral Frances. Stay tuned as to whether or not we will be trying to put together another Fluke trip for next Tuesday, October 4th.

Capt. Ray reported an okay day of porgy fishing today with the weather conditions affecting the bite a bit. Anglers who persevered at the rail did fairly well. Nothing huge but a lot of nice keepers and a fair amount of nice size sea bass in the mix as well. Capt. Ray reported that there were three keeper fluke today and a few shorties as well. Capt. Ray also looks forward to another day on the water tomorrow with the Admiral Frances set to sail at 8am.