Monthly Archives: September 2014

Monday September 29th 2014

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There are no trips scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday September 30th.

The Benji Hiller light tackle tuna charter in very local waters was a raging success with all the false albacore and bonito that the anglers wanted. Just a very exciting day of fishing today on the Captain Frances and a great day overall at the fleet!

Roger

Sunday September 28th 2014

scupsept28scupsept28ascupsept28bscupsept28cscupsept28dscupsept28fRoger reported incredible weather, great angler participation and very comfortable temperatures today aboard the Gail Frances. The cod fishing however was not nearly as accommodating today. A few handfuls of market cod scattered around the boat with best of the lot threatening but not quite achieving the ten pound mark. The scup for the most part were much smaller as well today. The scup were mostly keepers with some big ones mixed in and a couple that approached the 3 lb mark. Quite a few ocean perch mixed in today as well as one or two sea flounder and a couple keeper fluke including a fine 5 lb slab that found a diamond jig irresistible. Tomorrow is a new day and Capt. Rich will set sail on the Gail Frances at 7am.

First mate Troy reported an awesome day of fishing today aboard the Admiral Frances for scup! The pleasant surprise was also the rather staggering amount of market size cod fish and short cod that found the angler’s clam offerings impossible to pass up today. Biggest cod around eight pounds but many of the anglers aboard had a cod or even two to go along with full pails and coolers of platter size scup. Many of the scup were in the 1.5 to 2.5 lb range with some approaching 3 lbs. Hi hook on the cod was longtime regular Mr. Pak who boxed five nice keeper cod and let six smaller ones go! Some pictures will be posted courtesy of longtime regular Ginny Reed. Next possible scup will be set to sail weather permitting Wednesday morning at 7 am.

The tuna trip which came back was another excellent one with a nice bunch of yellow fins and a couple of impressive big eye tunas. The yellows were all nice 50 to 80 lb fish and the big eyes were both in the 175 to 200 lb range. We are watching the weather closely for the coming Tuna trip scheduled to leave Wednesday Night October 1st.

Roger

Saturday September 27th 2014/MUCH IMPROVED COD FISHING TODAY!

codsept27codsept27acodsept27bcodsept27ccodsept27dThe night time trip tonight has been CANCELLED. Next possible trip will be Saturday October 4th 2014 at 7pm by reservation.

Cory just called in to report a MUCH BETTER day on the cod grounds. A nice mess of market cod with a few slightly bigger fish in the mix today including a pool fish just under 15 lbs that was taken by none other than longtime regular Lisa Loprinzo from Greenwich CT! Way to go Lisa!! There were several others around ten pounds apiece. Hi hook took home 7 nice keepers and a half dozen or so other anglers had three or more cod apiece to bring home. Anglers also had as many big scup as they wanted with sizes up to 3 lbs!! Everything was on bait today. There were also lots of big ocean perch and a few very large sea flounders up to 5 lbs!!  Some pictures today provided courtesy of Cory Blount. We are still taking reservations for tomorrow’s cod trip and the weather looks great for both tomorrow and Monday’s open boat cod outing, both of which will set sail at 7am with Capt. Rich at the helm of the Gail Frances.

Capt. Ray reported the full day Cod and scup charter for the Jeff Neurath group went very well with all the super size scup to 3 lbs the anglers wanted providing non stop action and a nice sprinkling of market cod to 10 lbs. Some big ocean perch mixed in as well as a small green bonito.  Everyone caught plenty of fish and enjoyed a picture perfect day on the water! For further information regarding private charters please check out the private charters section of the web site or call the office and speak to Tammy Roger or Cory for further booking details.

Capt. Ray will be setting sail on the Admiral Frances tomorrow for full day porgy fishing at 7am and returning at 3pm.

Roger

Friday September 26th 2014

The cod boat, the one open boat tomorrow, sets sail at 7am aboard the Gail Frances. The tuna trip leaves tomorrow morning at 7 am and still a few spots left if anyone wants to come down and purchase a ticket on the spot. Cost is $350 base price, rod rental fee $25.

No porgy fishing tomorrow, Porgy fishing resumes Sunday September 28th at 7am. Reservations are mandatory for Sunday’s cod trip at 7am and there is still some space left.

Monday will have just one boat, for cod leaving at 7am.

Weather looks awesome next three days!!

Roger

Thursday September 25th 2014

THERE ARE NO FISHING TRIPS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH DUE TO THE WEATHER!!

THIS WEEKEND’S TUNA TRIP WILL NOW LEAVE AT 7AM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH  DUE TO THE WEATHER. THERE IS ONLY ONE OPEN BOAT ON SATURDAY, FOR COD, LEAVING AT 7AM ABOARD THE GAIL FRANCES WITH CAPT. RICH AT THE HELM. WEATHER LOOKS GREAT FOR DAYTIME FISHING SATURDAY!!

PORGY FISHING WILL RESUME SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH AT 7AM RETURNING AT 3PM ABOARD THE ADMIRAL FRANCES WITH CAPT. RAY AT THE HELM. COD RESERVATIONS ARE MANDATORY FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH DUE TO A LARGE GROUP RESERVATION!
WEATHER LOOKS GREAT FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY TOO!!

Roger

 

Wednesday September 24th 2014

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ATTENTION CUSTOMERS: THERE WILL BE NO OPEN BOAT PORGY/SCUP TRIP THIS COMING SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH 2014 DUE TO A PRIVATE CHARTER ON THE ADMIRAL FRANCES!!

RESERVATIONS ARE MANDATORY FOR SUNDAY’S COD TRIP ON SEPTEMBER 28TH DUE TO A LARGE GROUP RESERVATION!

THERE ARE ONLY A COUPLE SPACES LEFT TO BE SOLD ON THIS WEEKEND’S EXTENDED TUNA TRIP WHICH LEAVES FRIDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 27TH AT 10 PM AND RETURNS SOMETIME ON THE 29TH (SUNDAY) DURING THE AFTERNOON.

The report from the porgy boat according to Capt. Ray was of very good fishing today. Next trip for scup will set sail Sunday morning at 7 am with Capt. Ray aboard the Admiral Frances.

Roger reported nice mixed bag fishing again today on the Gail Frances day cod trip. Staying close to home a light load of anglers chipped away at some market cod. Nothing big with the best taken by Mike from Foster RI with a fish just under ten pounds. The majority of anglers aboard, but not everyone had a cod or in a several cases two cod to take home. Lots more scup today with even some double headers. Generally large and jumbo stuff with most well over a pound and quite a few that went closer to the two pound mark with a few pushing 2.5 lbs. The majority of anglers aboard caught ten to twenty nice scup apiece with a few anglers closing in on 30 each. Not as many good size sea bass today although a couple 4 lb brutes were taken, most were nice keeper size fish. There were a couple of sea bass limits. One sea flounder and a handful of nice size ocean perch plus a bunch of short cod and short sea bass rounded out the catching for the day. A few pics today courtesy of Roger. Next open boat cod trip MAY be on Friday, we will have a better idea on that through the day tomorrow.

A private cod charter yesterday for the Kil Song group from Noreast met with slower than expected fishing, fishing farther offshore than the open boat has been fishing the past two outings. Some small market cod  and some scup and sea bass plus a false albacore and several large sea flounder provided a hearty mixed bag but fishing was overall a bit more relaxed than we would have hoped for.

Roger

Sunday September 21st 2014

codsept21codsept21acodsept21bcodsept21ccodsept21dThe tuna trip which just came back in was reported to be good with a nice catch of 50 to 80 lb yellows but no big eyes this past trip. All the fish were taken at night after dark on chunk baits and a few on jigs. Still plenty of room on the next tuna trip which sets sail this coming Wednesday Night the 24th at 10 pm returning sometime Friday Afternoon the 26th.

First mate Greg reported an excellent day of scup fishing with Capt. Ray on the Admiral Frances. Lots of jumbo porgies with several anglers easily limiting out and just about everyone else managing at least 20 or so big scup apiece. Quite a few keeper sea bass but no real monsters with just a few 3 lbrs but a number of anglers had their limit of those to go along with the big mess of jumbo scup. A few short cod and a bunch of small ocean perch rounded out the species assortment for the day. What a turn around from yesterday!! Just never know when the fish will turn on! Next scup trip is set to sail this coming Wednesday morning at 7 am aboard the Admiral Frances with Capt. Ray at the helm.

Roger was pleased to report the local cod fishing was definitely improved today with nearly the same amount of cod for a fraction of the anglers. In fact the crowd was frighteningly light but nevertheless they made it away from the slip. Hi hook scored four nice cod to 12 lbs with two other anglers having three keepers apiece and the majority of the rest of the folks aboard scoring one or two. Much better numbers of good size sea bass although totals varied wildly from angler to angler with a few having one or none while others had five to seven apiece and one angler scoring a dozen nice ones (orl) including five between three and five pounds! A decent amount of good size scup aboard as well with sizes to nearly 3lbs and anglers having a few to ten or so apiece. Plenty of good size ocean perch (a most delicious relative of the tatoug) and quite a few short cod. The unmentionables were only a problem at the first spot and a move even closer to home took care of that problem instantly. All the action was on bait. One normally dialed in jig fisher jigged for an hour and managed to avoid everything including the unmentionables. For whatever reason one hook down low to the sinker or just above it seemed to be key today for reasons only known to the fish and overall the cod bite was on the soft side. The weather was just fine today and wind against tide conditions permitted a nice slow drift all day. Tomorrow sounds like another fine fishing day and Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances. A few pics today showcasing a few of the angler hi lights provided courtesy of Roger.

Roger

Saturday September 20th 2014

7to3sept207to3sept20bThe report from Capt. George and Capt. Ted for the full day charter was of a nice full boat limit of good size tasty sea bass and just a few scup. We would like to thank longtime regular charter customer, owner Sharon Paquin for her continued loyalty to the Frances Fleet. Sharon has been taking her employees out for years with us. Still some prime fall dates available for full day scup and sea bass charters so if interested in further booking details please refer to the “private charters” section of the web site or call the office and speak to Tammy Roger or Cory for further booking details.

First mate Greg reported a beautiful day weather wise on the porgy boat but the fishing was a little slow. Quite a few nice keeper sea bass however.  A couple pics provided by longtime customer Ginny Reed. Tomorrow is a new day and Capt. Ray will be at the helm ready to set sail aboard the Admiral Frances at 7am.

The cod boat is out with an enthusiastic group of cod enthusiasts today.  Cory reported slower than anticipated fishing today. Some cod were taken however with a few guys managing upwards to 3 fish per person. Nothing big but a few nice fish into the low teens. A few big sea flounders, a handful or two of big sea bass, a handful of big platter size scup and some good size ocean perch plus one ling rounded out the days catch. Nobody was reported to have jigged for more than a few minutes today so everything was taken on bait. Tomorrows cod trip is a go on the Gail Frances with Capt. Rich set to sail at 7am aboard the Gail Frances.

The Night Bass trip is a go for tonight and there is plenty of room should anyone want to come down and purchase a ticket on the spot. The trip sails tonight at 7 pm aboard the Admiral Frances.

Roger