Captain Mike called in early to say that fishing was very good. Nearly a full boat limit of fat healthy winter codfish. Mike got on the spot early and had steady action for hours. Fresh sea clams really seemed to do the trick. High hook managed 15 keepers(orl) and most people went home with a limit or very close to it. Pool fish today was almost 30 pounds. Not as many slobs as yesterday but the size of most of the fish were in the 10-15lb range. Some nice pollock and a few ling rounds our todays trip. There will be no trip tomorrow and we are watching the weather for the rest of the week. If you would like to make a reservation for any upcoming trip please call the office.
First mate Chris called in to say it was an all out codfish SLAUGHTER!!!! Captain Mike found the fish early and beat up on them all day long. Full boat limit of codfish to over 30 pounds. Fresh sea clams really seemed to do the trick. Today’s body of fish has been the biggest of the winter with most of the fish being 10-15 pounds. Of this large body of fish there was 25 fish over 20 pounds taken with 5 of them being over 30 pounds. HIgh hook was Mate troy who managed 22 keepers(orl). Of troys 22 fish he had 5 fish over 20 pounds with his biggest being 30 pounds. The pool fish was an impressive 32pounds. The lady frances is scheduled to set sail tomorrow morning at 5am. Please call the office and book your spot for tomorrows trip.
Captain Mike called in to say it was a good day on the local cod grounds. The light snow this morning scared some people away but the skeleton crew of anglers left the dock in search of some winter kings. As soon as Mike got to the grounds the fish were waiting with mouths open. High hook managed to box 7 keepers with most anglers having 5 a piece. There was a decent amount of just short cod that were returned to swim another day. Some baseball bat sized ling rounded out the catch for the day. The wind from the last week seemed to blow alot of the dogfish off shore and only a few “grey ghosts” managed to find the fresh clams. The boat is scheduled to sail tomorrow morning at 5am. If you would like to go please call the office before 7pm tonight and book your spot. The office will open tomorrow morning at 4am for ticket and tackle sales.
The weather for the next 4 days looks great. Light winds and back to normal temperatures. The Lady Frances is scheduled to set sail at 5am. The past few trips have been good except for the dog fish. We are hoping that these cold temps and strong winds blew them to much deeper water. The boat is stocked with both fresh sea clams and the “iron clam”. The boat is also loaded with lots of “cod chum”. Please call the office and make a reservation for the upcoming trips. You can also book a spot at francesfleet.com
The boat has not sailed in quite a few days due to the weather. And because of the extreme cold temperatures we will not be sailing tomorrow, Friday January 25th. With these temperatures as cold as they are the chance of the boat icing up is a concern, so although there isn’t alot of wind forecasted for tomorrow, the boat will stay at the dock. But the weekend forecast looks much better than originally predicted. So give us a call back on Friday and we can give you an update.
The wind machine looks like it is going lay down for us to get out tomorrow. The Lady Frances will be sailing tomorrow morning at 5am. The office will open tomorrow at 4am for ticket sales. Please call the office today and reserve your spot.
There will be no trip tomorrow. Our next scheduled trip is for friday but we ask you to call tomorrow to double check the weather.