Monthly Archives: January 2013

Jan 29th

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.

Jan 28th

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.

Jan 27th

Captain Matt called in to say it was about the same fishing as yesterday. Captain Mike saided this morning with a light crowd of anglers.The weatherman was wrong yet again this morning and it was much windier then expected. HIgh hook managed to get his limit and most everyone had a hand ful o cod to bring home. The pool fish today was a pollock in the low teens. a few ling rounded out todays catch. The dog fish have seemed to have scattered and only a small amount were caught.  The weather tomorrows looks good. The Lady Frances is scheduled to set sail tomorrow morning at 5am. The office will open at 4am for ticket sales.
You can call the office before 7pm tonight to make a reservation for tomorrows trip. You can also go to francesfleet.com and book right online.

Sat Jan 26th

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.

Jan 25th update

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

January 24

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.

Jan 21 update

Captain Matt called in to say that it was a little on the slower side today. Seems that the wind blew some of the grey ones in which made for a long day.Captain Mike did find a few cod everywhere he went but as soon as the cod started coming over the rail the dogs were right behind. HIgh hook managed to box 6 keeper cod. The pool fish was around 10 pounds today. There was more ling then we have been normally been seing with high hook on ling having around 8.
We will not be sailing tomorrow due to gale force winds but the weather looks like it may break for up for Wednesday. Please call the office and make a reservation.

Sunday Jan 20th

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.

Jan 15th

First mate Troy called in to say it was a very good day in the cod grounds. Captain Mike steamed to a new area and found the cod. The morning was a little slower to do the dogfish around but Mike made a move and the cod started coming over the rail. The bite today was mostly on the fresh clams. High hook managed a limit of nice healthy cod.  There were a few other angler who also got a limit. Pool fish today was a 17lb pound pollock. This was one of 3 pollock over 15 pounds caught today.Alot of the codfish that were caught today were in the 10-15 pound range. There was also a nice pile of ling caught today as well.  There was also a lot of fish in to 20-21 inch range that were released as well.
There will be no trip tomorrow. Our next scheduled trip will be on thursday but we do ask you to call the office and make a reservation.