Monthly Archives: May 2013

Very Good Fluking Friday May 31st 2013 aboard the Lady Frances!!

Roger reported back that the fluke fishing today was excellent. There was a great turnout of enthusiastic fluke fisher persons who took advantage of nature’s air conditioning while enjoying some great fluke fishing amidst the scenic Block Island landscape. There were quite a few limit catches and plenty of anglers who iced several fine keepers apiece. Most anglers went home with at least a couple for dinner but there were a few sharpies who, believe it or not, had a surprisingly challenging day with the fluke. A dozen or so jumbos today with the best of the lot taking the prize money weighing in at a solid 8lbs. A fair amount of catch and release sea bass and plenty of skates of all sizes when the drift was slow. It was a slow drift kind of day and more of a spro/buck tail kind of a day with the double buck tail rigs generally out producing bait rigs although to be sure some nice slabs were tricked with bait rigs. Yellow, Mylar Green, Pink and Whites were all very effective today. Today was not really a whole squid kind of day as the drift did not pick up until the very end of the trip. Loads of short fluke to keep everyone’s attention in between the keepers and the weather today was truly blue bird with comfortable temps, brilliant sunshine and flat calm seas. Capt. Rich will be at the helm of the Lady Frances tomorrow and set to sail at 7am. Roger will have the Capt. Tackle open by 5am for tackle and ticket sales tomorrow morning. Pictures today are provided courtesy of Roger.

Half Day Fishing also gets underway tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 8am for the first trip and 1pm for the second trip. If anyone is interested in doing back to back half days they can receive $15 off of the second half day ticket price. Fishing along the beach has been quite good the past few weeks (fish to over 7lbs reported from a few of our crew members who fish in their own boats) we look forward to some steady beach fishing via the half days in the coming weeks.flukemay31stflukemay31staflukemay31stbflukemay31stcflukemay31std

Friday May 31

SQUID fishing tonight, 7:00 p.m. on the Lady Frances.

As Roger stated in the fishing report yesterday, we have not been out in quite a few nights and overall up until now fishing has been slow with the weather conditions being mostly to blame. Generally squid fishing this time of year is very very good and stays good right through July. We just have to get back out there. We think with the better weather the last couple of days, fishing will also improve. So give the office a call to make a reservation. Our plan is to go tonight and tomorrow night.

Roger is out on the Lady Frances right now and will have a full report of today’s fluke fishing when he gets back in.

Thursday May 30th 2013/ Another great day of fluking!!

The word from Capt Ted and deck hand Troy was of another great day of fluking with fish up to 7lbs and plenty of limits around the boat. Word on the street was that the spro set ups were hot today but that bait rigs took their fair share of fish as well. Some catch and release sea bass action as well today and June 15th is only about two weeks away now. Looks like another spectacular weather day tomorrow with Capt. Mike ready to set sail on the Lady Frances at 7am and Roger will have the office open no later than 5:30am.

 

There is no squid trip tonight. We are hopeful to get out squid fishing tomorrow night. We will need some more reservations to be able to go so if interested please call the office to make a reservation or book on line. We have not been squid fishing in almost two weeks due to poor weather so we do not know what we will expect to find when we go out there but as we are hoping to get out and give it another shot. The last two seasons saw the best squid fishing of the season during June and into early July so we feel it is certainly worth a shot.

5/29

A Few more details from yesterdays trip. Ray, Gene, John and Nick from Hudson Valley, NY combined for 29 nice keepers. Norm from RI also had his limit and Wayne and Hank both had limits with a 28″ pool fish. There were also a hand full of other limits. Captain Mike is out fishing today and hoping for similar results.

Wednesday May 29th

Captain Matt reported a great day of fluking on the Lady Frances. The morning showers seemed to scare a few customers away but it turned out to be a great day. Plenty of drift today kept everyone busy catching keeper after keeper. Many limits all around the boat. Some groups managed to leave with upwards of 20 keeper fluke. Pool fish today was around 8 pounds with many fishing over the 4 pound mark. Bother spro jigs and bait rigs works. Some monster sized sea bass are starting to show up but they were all released unharmed. The first scup was also caught today. A few blue fish rounded out todays catch. The Lady Frances will set sail tomorrow morning at 7am.

Tuesday May 28th

Captain Matt reported a very solid day of local fluke fishing. A huge turn around from this past weekends fishing. Nice light breeze kept the boat moving all day long and the fluke flying over the rail. A few limit catches around the boat with most going home with a nice handful. Pool fish today was around 6 pounds. Alot of short fish today as well which kept anglers busy throughout the day. Jonathan Kim from Avon, CT and his crew Kyle and Philip came in to Capt’s Tackle after the trip to say what a great time they had. “A great day with Capt. Richie”. Spro jigs seemed to be the way to go but bait rigs had there fair share of fish as well. We are sailing tomorrow morning at 7am on the Lady Frances.

Monday May 27th

Captain Rich reported a slower day on the local fluke grounds. Stronger then forecasted winds made for some very fast drifting conditions. Some larger fish showing up today but not in the numbers we had hopped for. High hook managed to box 8 nice keepers. Pool fish today was around 7 pounds. When the fluke come up there belly’s are starting to be packed with squid and we are hopping that it is sign the squid are making a push in.The Lady Frances is scheduled to set sail tomorrow morning at 7am. The office will open around 6am for ticket and tackle sales.

Captain Ray is hoping to try and make it out squid fishing this week and try some new area. Look for more details coming soon.

Sunday May 26th 2013, Great Fluking close to home!!!

Roger is excited to report on an awesome day of fluking close to home today aboard the Lady Frances. A great recovery from yesterday. The weather prohibited us from going too far and it turned out to work in our favor nonetheless with drift after drift producing quality keepers and plenty of shorts. The drift was very fast today and the conditions less than ideal but the fluke were on the feed and readily accepting a wide variety of buck tails and bait rigs including whole squid. The nod for producing the most keepers would probably go to rental rod setups or double small white spro/smiling bill bucktails fished hi lo with a heavier sinker and trust me when I tell you that today was a day of heavier sinkers! While there were no limits recorded today the fluke were very spread out around the boat with everyone leaving with at least a few keepers and the majority of the anglers aboard having four to six nice keepers apiece to bring home. A handful of jumbos today with the pool going to Doug from Rockland County NY who took home a fine 6.5lb slab. A couple blue fish and a mess of big sea robins and a few catch and release sea bass rounded out the species assortment for the day. Pictures today are provided courtesy of Roger. Tomorrow sounds like a beautiful day on the water and a refreshing change from the obnoxiously blustery weather we endured over the past two days. Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail tomorrow morning at 7am aboard the Lady Frances and Roger will have the office open by 5am or just shortly after for tackle and ticket sales.

Saturday May 25th 2013

The report from the Lady Frances today was that the fluking was less frantic than yesterday but some nice fish were still taken despite the brisk and wet conditions. Capt. Mike is at the helm tomorrow and will be ready to set sail at 7am aboard the Lady Frances. Roger will have the store open by 530am tomorrow for tackle and ticket sales.

Due to the weather there is no squid fishing tonight. Things look marginally better for tomorrow night but please call the office by tomorrow afternoon for further details regarding a possible trip tomorrow night.