Roger reported an outstanding day of fishing aboard the Gail Frances. We had the second best showing of cod this season and plenty of big sea bass to boot. A nice turnout of cod and sea bass enthusiasts aboard the Gail Frances today to take advantage of this nice Halloween weather day before the big blow this weekend. There were many sea bass limits and many of the sea bass were over 3 lbs, and we also had a better showing of nice size scup today with sizes to well over 2 lbs. A few blue fish, lots of short cod and a handful of big sea flounders, good numbers of big ocean perch and a few spirited blue fish made the day one to remember for sure. Hi hook on the cod had at least six keepers although it was rumored the gentleman may have had a one or two more. Longtime regulars Norm from Cumberland RI, Rick from Belchertown MA, and Lou from Niantic CT all tied for second place hi hook honors with four nice keepers apiece. A few anglers had three cod apiece to take home with quite a few others with at least one or two. There were a handful of anglers who did not get a cod to take home today but as stated before it was the second best trip of the year for cod. Norm also took the pool with one of the biggest cod we have seen in a while with a fine fat green fish of at least 15 lbs. Well done Norm! The squid bonanza also continued off the Galilee Docks again this morning and Norm jigged up 230 of those tasty mollusks before he went cod fishing! Cod were taken on both bait and jigs but bait was the way to go. Sizes on the sea bass up to nearly 6 lbs. Just about everyone on board left with a nice bag of fish today. The weekend will not feature any cod fishing and Monday is cancelled as well but hopefully by Wednesday we will be back at it. Stay tuned for updates. Just a few pics today courtesy of Roger.
First mate Troy reported red hot tatoug fishing today for a pleasant turnout of tatoug enthusiasts. Best day of the season so far according to Troy and Capt. Mike and there was lots of action with short tog as well. There were many limit catches noted around the Lady Frances today. A lot of big tog with the pool winner once again around ten pounds. A decent number of sea bass as well. Tatoug fishing is also cancelled this weekend but we are keeping the door open for Monday when the weather should allow us to break away from the slip.
Due to the weather there will be NO trips for Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd.
Roger reported a good day of tog fishing aboard the Lady Frances. There were quite a few limit catches noted around the boat today with some also right behind. There were also, however, a handful of anglers who did not do so well. Sometimes party boat fishing is a story of the haves and have nots. Half a dozen big fish today between 8 and 10 lbs with the pool fish being 10 lbs. Quite a few others in the 5 to 6 lb range as well. Quite a few sea bass taken overall with some anglers easily limiting out on nice keepers with a few upwards to nearly 2 lbs. Two fine keeper cod and several short cod plus lots of short tog and short sea bass and short scup kept anglers busy at the rail throughout the day. Soft baits did have some degree of success with the tog today as well. In fact one angler scored half of his limit catch using soft bait and another sharpie quickly added some clam to his hooks to seal the deal on a limit catch today. The weather was great today as well adding to a very enjoyable day on the water. Just a few pics today to showcase some of what was happening today on the Lady Frances, provided courtesy of Roger. Capt. Mike will be at the helm tomorrow, ready to set sail at 6 am aboard the Lady Frances.
Tomorrow looks like a great day to go looking for cod fish and jumbo sea bass and Capt. Rich will be at the helm of the Gail Frances, ready to set sail at 7 am. The weather looks great for tomorrow but the weather this weekend does not look very good for cod fishing however we will be closely evaluating future forecasts to see if there are any changes for the positive through the day tomorrow.
Reminder again that tomorrow is the LAST DAY this year the cod boat will depart at 7am. Starting November first the sailing time changes to 6 am. The calendar schedule remains the same.
Capt. Mike reported an respectable day of togging today aboard the Lady Frances. There was one limit catch and longtime regular Jacob was right behind with five nice keepers. Biggest tog around or just a tad over 7lbs however the fish was not in the pool. Pool honors however went to Rebecca Gerrard from Southington CT who took the prize money with a fine 5 lb tog. A photo of Rebecca and her pool winner appears above today’s report courtesy of first mate Troy. Well done Rebecca! Anglers were pleasantly surprised with a nice bunch of keeper sea bass today with some accumulating several keeper sea bass apiece. There was one keeper cod and one short cod and a decent number of throwback togs to keep interest levels up in between the keepers.
Tomorrow looks like a great fishing day with boats boats sailing. The cod/mixed bag trip will resume and set sail at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances and the tatoug trip will set sail at 6 am aboard the Lady Frances.
STARTING NEXT SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1ST, THE COD/MIXED BAG TRIP WILL CHANGE ITS DEPARTURE TIME TO 6 AM AND RETURN AT AROUND OR POSSIBLY JUST BEFORE 4PM. THIS MEANS BOTH THE TOG AND COD/MIXED BAG BOATS WILL LEAVE AT 6 AM. THE CALENDAR SCHEDULE IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER FOR THE COD/MIXED BAG TRIP WILL REMAIN THE SAME SAILING MON WED FRI AND THE WEEKENDS WEATHER PERMITTING!
The report from the Black fish boat yesterday was of respectable fishing considering the very windy conditions from sorely under forecast coastal storm. For a light crowd there were three anglers who all had their six fish limit each. Most of the handful of other anglers aboard had at least one or two to take home. Biggest fish was 8 lbs with a few other nice fish in the 5.5 to 6 lb range. Just a few handfuls of keeper sea bass. We will have one boat tomorrow with the Lady Frances set to sail for tog at 6 am. For obvious reasons (the coastal storm was MUCH STRONGER) than forecast cod fishing will have to wait until Saturday.
The cod boat as stated above will resume sailing on Saturday, leaving the dock at 7 am. Capt. Rich will be at the helm and the weather looks to be suitable for venturing out to the local cod grounds.