Monthly Archives: May 2012

SOLID DAY OF FLUKING AT THE FRANCES FLEET WITH CAPT. RICH, TODAY MAY 31ST 2012

Capt. Rich reported a solid day of fluking close to him. A few nice fish in the 6lb range to fight it out for the pool with six fish in the “jo” category, and an overall decent number of keepers. According to Capt. Rich hi hook had four keepers. Capt. Rich said there were also a few blue fish in the mix today. Capt. Rich also said that most people went home with enough fish for a good dinner or two. As far as what was working, on the quicker drifts the bait rigs with long leaders were king and on the slower drifts the spro set ups were the best bet. A little bit of everything for everyone today. Capt. Mike looks forward to another nice weather day tomorrow with the Lady Frances set to sail at 7am. A couple of recent pics appear courtesy Capt. Cory.

No squid trip tonight but we are planning on giving it another shot tomorrow night at 7pm on the Lady Frances with Capt. Ray should there be enough interest. Call the office to make a reservation if interested.

Thursday May 31st

Capt Mike and first mate Troy out on a half day charter with birthday girl Caitlyn this morning. She enjoyed a beautiful day on the water with friends and family and went home with some nice fluke fillets for dinner. Alot of action with the shorts too, which kept everyone busy. Happy Birthday Caitlyn from the Frances Fleet.

Squid Fishing May 30th

Captain Ray reported a much slower then expected night. After the weekends squid crush Ray was eager to get back out on the grounds. There were thousands out squid just sitting on the surface but just were not in feed mode. Anglers did chip away all night long but if they caught a 1/10 of the squid that they saw it would have been amazing. Tonight is another night and we still have plenty of room. Call the office to book your spot.

Fluke fishing May 30

Captain Mike reported a slower day of fishing. The weather was great but the fish just were not on the chew. Mr Kim still managed 6 nice keepers and the pool fish of 6 pounds. Captain Rich is looking forward to another nice day tomorrow.

There is still room on tonights squid trip if anyone is interested just have to call the office.

Tuesday May 29th

Captain Mike reported a improved day from yesterday. Anglers were treated to nice weather and keeper fluke. Hi hook honors go to John Toppa with 6 nice fluke and Pool honors going to Tyrese O’loughlin0Valdes with a fat 26icnh fluke. Others anglers had 2-3 a piece and shorts to keep them busy all day. Captain Mike is looking forward to sailing tomorrow at 7am.

Captain Matt and Captain Cory were out fishing the beach this morning and were treated to steady action at every spot. Cory even managed to get 8 keeper fluke up to 5 pounds!!!!!

Monday May 28th

Capt. Chris at the helm today who reported a bit slower day on the fluke grounds, mainly due to not having very good drift conditions. Still overall not a bad day, just not quite as many as we would like to see. One of our very good customers, Lisa took pool honors with a 6.5 lb fluke. a decent amount of throwbacks to keep everyone busy to round out the day. Tomorrow is another day. The Lady Frances sets sail at 7:00 a.m. We would also like to take a minute and thank our military on this Memorial Day. We appreciate all that you do!!

SQUID FISHING REPORT FOR SUNADY NIGHT’S TRIP MAY 27TH 2012

Capt. Cory reported the squid fishing was good overall tonight. The results really varied from angler to angler however with several anglers managing to fill a full bucket and some others doing upwards to a half bucket and then some others just doing a few handfuls of pieces and so on. All the damage was done by 11:30pm and then the bite turned off for whatever reason. The squid were reported as being the biggest in some time on the average with big big tubes to over 18 inches the norm. Next squid trip is planned for Wednesday at 7pm by reservation with Capt. Ray.

FLUKE REPORT FOR SUNDAY MAY 27TH 2012

Capt. Mike reported a slow pick but quality fish today. No big numbers but some quality slabs to Anthony Fellela’s 7.5lb pool winner. Anthony hails from Johnston RI. Tomorrow is a new day and Capt. Chris looks forward to another great day of late May weather aboard the Lady Frances setting sail at 7am. Some pics today appear courtesy Capt. Mike.

We are hoping for another great squid trip tonight with Capt. Ray setting sail on the Lady Frances at 7pm. Full report to follow tomorrow morning. Hi hooks last night were working busily on second pails. Just a friendly reminder that due to the large number of predators along the squid grounds we are kindly asking anglers to refrain from fin fishing as to not potentially spook the squid and rather just focus on fishing for the squid. In years past it did not seem to make any difference but for whatever reason this year it does so we must follow the trends. Squid fishing continues weather permitting until further notice Wednesday through Sunday Nights at 7pm.