First mate troy called in to say it was a little slower on the codfish boat today. The morning started out with some flat clam conditions so Captain Rich set the boat on a drift. Some cod were coming over the jigs. As the day went on mother nature started to show her windy side so Rich anchored. Lots of shorts kept anglers busy with 35 shorts being between 21-21and a half inches. High hook managed 3 keepers with the pool fishing being 10 pounds. Due to gale force winds we will not be sailing tomorrow. please call the office tomorrow after 4pm to double check on the weather for monday.
It looks like a small window of non windy weather for tomorrow, Saturday December 29th. The Gail Frances is scheduled to set sail at 6:00 a.m. The office will open around 5:00 a.m. for ticket sales.
Another update, which unfortunately does not include a fishing report, as we have not been out in many many days. The weather originally looked good for sailing after Christmas but as everyone can see, its been one storm after another. No sail again today, Thursday December 27th and no sail again for tomorrow, Friday December 28th. Saturday, right now, is a possibility but call back Friday afternoon. After Saturday it looks like more windy weather. All we can say is hopefully this will all lead to a more fishable January. And just a reminder that starting January 1st we sail at 5:00 a.m. daily, weather permitting. Reservations can be made on-line or over the phone.
Just a little Frances Fleet update, even though we haven’t sailed since our last report. The weather this last week before Christmas has been horrible. The wind machine has been turned on and looks like it will be on for a while. The earliest day that looks even somewhat fishable is Monday the 24th. But even that looks questionable, so be sure to give us a call back over the weekend to double check. As of right now, the weather after Christmas looks good, so our schedule for the remainder of December will be 12/26, 12/28, 12/29,12/30 and 12/31. Sailing at 6:00 a.m. Beginning January 1st, we are scheduled to sail DAILY at 5:00 a.m. Some of you might have noticed that you can no longer book the remaining December trips on-line. Don’t worry, you still can book, just give us a call and we can take the reservation over the phone. We replaced the 2012 calendar with the 2013 calendar, so the December trips are not showing up when you are trying to book. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We also wanted to take this time to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and to thank you for your patronage.
Captain Chris reported a much improved day on the local blackfish ground. A light crowd of anglers were treated to a pick of fine blackfish and cod fish. High hook on the blackfish managed to grind out his limit. High hook on codfish had 6 fish. Pool fish today was a fine 14lb codfish. Tomorrow is the last day of the blackfish season and we are looking to end it on a high note.
Captain Matt also called in to say the cod trip was great! Captain Rich took a long ride with a light crowd and it paid off. High hook honors on the cod fish went to long time regular Lou who had nearly his limit of fine green cod to 20pounds. Lou also got the pool…. Way to go!!! Other anglers managed to box 4-5 piece. A few sea bass also made it over the rail but all were returned.
Both the Blackfish boat as well as the Cod boat are scheduled to set sail tomorrow morning at am
Captain Chris reported a rather slow blackfishing trip today. Only a handful of keepers made it in to the boat today. Pool fish was around 7 pounds. 6 keeper cod rounded out the catch. Captain Chris is hoping for a much better day tomorrow. Both the cod boat and blackfish boat are scheduled to sail tomorrow at 6am.
Both boats are scheduled to sail tomorrow morning, Wednesday December 12th. The cod and the blackfish boat are scheduled to set sail at 6:00 a.m. The office will open around 5:00 a.m. to start selling tickets.
The blackfish boat will not be sailing tomorrow, Tuesday December 11th. Low call volume and a marginal weather forecast will keep us at the dock. Wednesday’s weather looks good, so as of right now we are planning both the cod and the blackfish boat.