Monthly Archives: April 2012

Saturday Morning Update April 28th 2012

The report from the first squid trip of the year last night was of slow fishing. A few handfuls of squid caught but not what had been hoped for mainly due to very tough weather conditions that were far worse than what was forecast. Tonight sounds much tamer and therefore we try again however there were plenty of squid marking on the sounder. So if you want to go tonight there is plenty of room so give a call and make a reservation. The Lady Frances will set sail at 7pm. The office will be open for check ins prior.

We will be set to sail for Cod and Hake tomorrow morning at 6am as the weather sounds good. Again please call the office to give us your name and phone number if planning to attend Sunday’s day trip.

Also of note to our customers is that starting this coming week some trips will be able to be booked online. The trips that will be able to be booked online will be Night Squid and Night Striper trips, Whale Watching and Half Day Fishing trips. Again this will be available for these FOUR types of trips starting next week.

Tuesday April 24th

The Lady Frances is scheduled to set sail tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m for cod and hake. The office opens around 5:00. Also, keep in mind we start squid fishing this coming Friday April27th. The reports have been that the squid are in! So give the office a call to make your reservations.

April 24th The Squid are in.

We will be sailing Friday night the 27th for squid. The reports from the south shore have been very good. Make sure you call the office and make reservations for the evening squid trips. The Lady Frances will be sailing Wed. morning at 6am for cod. Call the office before 4 pm today for cod reservations for tomorrow.

Friday Evening Update April 20th 2012

The fishing report today was of actually better fishing than in past trips. There was a decent number of hake taken for the small group of anglers aboard with some amassing a fine mess of tasty ling. As far as the cod fish go there was an increase in the amount of young cod around today but fishing was still not near the desired level nor at the level we have become reaccustomed to this time of year. We try again tomorrow with plans for a cod trip to set sail at 6am. After tomorrow the weather looks to steadily go downhill for a couple days.

Thursday April19th

The forecast looks good for tomorrow, Friday April 20th, the cod boat is scheduled to leave at 6:00 a.m. Another note of interest is that the SQUID are in. We will now be starting a week earlier than planned. The first trip of the season will be Friday April 27th. Give the office a call to make your reservations. Also, keep in mind Fluke season opens May 1st, and we have had reports that they are starting to show up as well. All good news, we believe with the warmer temps this winter and spring and also the regulations, it is going to prove to be a great season.

Friday April 13th

The Lady Frances will be sailing tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. Although the fishing was tough on Wednesday’s trip, tomorrow is another day. The weather looks good and captain and crew are ready to go.

Thursday Morning April 12th update

A very light crowd of anglers went out on the Gail Frances yesterday. Unfortunately outside of a couple cod that could stay and a couple that couldn’t, plus a handful of ocean perch there was once again not much to say about the fishing. Forward bound if interested in Friday’s day trip please call and make a reservation by 5pm this afternoon.

Easter Sunday Update April 8th 2012

Capt. Rich reported cod fishing yesterday was slow. Just not much bite of anything anyplace we tried. The Frances Fleet would once again like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Easter Holiday! Does not look good for local codding tomorrow with quite a bit of wind forecasted. Give a call on Tuesday afternoon regarding Wednesday’s sailing status.

Saturday Morning April 7th 2012 update

The report from Capt. Cory yesterday was that the local cod fishing was not what had been hoped for. A few good fish up to 20lbs but not nearly enough cooperative cod to go around for the respectable turnout of anglers who came out to enjoy a Good Friday of local codding. A mess of good size ocean perch and a few handfuls of ling helped a little to take the sting out of the slow day of fishing. The Frances Fleet would like to wish all of its customers a very happy Easter Weekend. The boat is out today so hopefully there will be some good news later today. There is no trip tomorrow due to the observance of Easter. Starting Monday we will have a new schedule sailing Monday, Wednesday, Friday and the weekends for cod 6am to 330pm. As always please call the office the day before to double check on the weather and to make a reservation.

Thursday April 5th

The weather looks good for both Friday and Saturday¬†so the Lady Frances is scheduled to sail at 5:00 a.m. both days. Give the office a call to make a reservation. Captain and crew are anxious to get back out there so grab your gear and come on down. Couple reminders……. the boat does not sail Easter Sunday. And beginning Monday April 9th, we begin sailing at 6:00 a.m. and returning approx. 3:30. And we will not be sailing on Tuesdays and Thursdays.