Capt. Mike said Leap Day proved to be a leap above even yesterday’s excellent fishing. Another small crowd on board today and there were plenty of limits to go around. Almost all anglers today had no problem going home with their limit of codfish and the pool winner today was 25-30lbs. Nice job!! There will be no trip tomorrow, Thursday March 1st, due to gale warnings being posted. We are hoping for Friday but be sure to give the office a call on Thursday afternoon. As of right now Saturday is not looking good but Sunday has potential. Just a reminder look for us next weekend at the Rhode Island Saltwater Anglers fishing show in Providence. We will be at booth 523, stop by and say hello. Photos above today’s report posted courtesy of Capt. Mike.
Capt. Mike siad it was an excellent day of codfishing today. Most all anglers had their full limit of codfish and those who didn’t have a limit were pretty darn close. A few ling mixed in as well. Pool fish was 15- 20 lbs. Although a bit on the breezy side, the good fishing made up for it. Another trip planned for tomorrow Wednesday February 29th at 5:00 a.m. Some excellent pics from today appear courtesy of Capt. Mike.
A blustery day in progress on the Lady Frances with the cod fishing as brisk as the norhtwesterly breezes. At least one angler limit so far and the cod are bending rods up and down and all around. Early reports indicate some nice sizes too. Full details to follow later.
The Lady Frances is scheduled to set sail tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. The office will open on or around 4:00 a.m.
Due to the Gale Warnings posted there will be no fishing tomorrow and right now Sunday does not look very good either. We will evaluate Sunday’s weather again with the forecast package that comes out tomorrow afternoon but right now the better weather window looks like it will be early this coming week through perhaps mid week.
In other news upon talking to Capt. Matt who worked the deck yesterday on the Lady Frances the consensus seems to be that the big fish of the day was bigger than originally thought being well into the 30′s. Next biggest fish was in the mid teens but there were many “gaffers” in the eight to ten pound range. Just about everything was on bait once again and there were a lot of ling, some ocean pout and some nice size ocean perch mixed in with the great catch of cod.
The preliminary report from the Lady Frances today is of excellent cod fishing with sizes to 30lbs and an angler mean of at least six fish apiece and all nice gaffing stuff. Hopefully more details and some pics will be forthcoming on today’s great day of fishing. There will be no fishing tomorrow on the Lady Frances due to the weather.
Additonal details from Capt. Mike’s report and pics courtesy of him as well above today/last night’s posting:good day again today with a few limits and low hook having a few cod and ling for the coolers…lots of quality again today with lots of gaffs worthy fish coming over the rail and the pool winner tipping the scales at somewhere @30lbs going to local 1980s cross and track legend john duggan who also had 6 cod and a 15 lb pollack to go with it….no sail fri and sat doesnt look good as of right
I recieved word late yesterday evening that the cod fishing yesterday was indeed excellent with a couple of limit catches and no one on board who fished doing less than five or six nice cod apiece. The fish continued the theme of being considerably bigger with pool fish well into the mid teens and all nice quality stuff according to Capt. Mike. Acoording to Capt. Mike the plan was to be out on the local grounds again today.