First mates Troy and Chris L reported an all out sea bass crush and full boat limit on fish to at least five pounds. Some cod in the mix as well and it sounds like there was a good late bite on the cod fish at the last spot. Largest cod sounds like it was in the ten pound range. A handful of ocean perch, some good size scup, a few blue fish and a half dozen or so good size sea flounders rounded out the day’s catch. The unmentionables were worthy of a mention but no big deal in the grand scheme of things. Some beautiful pictures today were sent in courtesy Ginny Reed. Next cod/sea bass trip will set sail tomorrow aboard the Gail Frances at 6am with Capt. Rich at the helm.
Capt. Matt reported an EXCELLENT day of tog fishing aboard the Lady Frances. At least ONE THIRD of the fishers aboard were limited out. Now there were two anchor drops which favored a certain portion of the boat but that is part of the game in party boat fishing and has NOTHING to do with the how the Captain positions the boat or anything of the sort!! In fact, considering the weather that we had earlier in the week we were extremely happy with the results. Tatoug were caught on every single anchor set and there were at least a half dozen areas sampled today. Those who fished with crabs by far did the best today as compared to squid/and or clams. Crabs are generally the way to go for tog in the fall. Biggest tog estimated at ten pounds was not in the pool but the pool winner was still a fine 8 lb specimen. Plenty of short tog as well to keep anglers amused. Just a couple of short cod today and only a handful of keeper sea bass. We look forward to more tog fishing tomorrow and the Lady Frances will be set to sail at 6 am.
The winds are finally dropping out and the seas subsiding. Both boats are heading out tomorrow. Cod/Seabass at 6:00 a.m. on the Gail Frances with Capt. Richie and Tautog at 6:00 a.m. on the Lady Frances with Capt. Matt at the helm. Roger will have the office open by 4:30 a.m. for ticket sales.
Just received word from management that due to some leftover wind still in the forecast for tomorrow, Friday October 29th, we will be cancelling both the Tautog trip and the Cod Trip. Both trips will resume again on Saturday morning. As of right now the weather looks good right through the weekend. And just a reminder, beginning Saturday the Cod boat will be leaving at 6:00 a.m., NOT 7:00 a.m. Hope to see you all on Saturday morning!! Roger will have the office open for ticket sales by 4:30 a.m.
Due to the weather, there will be NO Tautog trip tomorrow, Thursday October 29th.
We wanted to clarify the schedule for the upcoming weekend. We realize if you are looking at the calendar online, it looks as though there is no cod trip on Saturday October 31st. There IS A COD TRIP!!!!
COD FISHING ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 30TH IS 7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
STARTING SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST, WE BEGIN SAILING FOR COD AT 6:00 A.M. Again, we ARE sailing for cod on Saturday. 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. And will be scheduled to sail every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday thereafter, weather permitting. Right through the end of December. 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
And Tautog fishing will remain sailing DAILY, weather permitting, 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Capt Mike reported another good day on the Tautog boat. Plenty of limits to go around. No trips tomorrow, Wednesday October 28th due to the weather. Check back daily as far as the end of the week goes.
Roger reported a beautiful day on the water today aboard the Gail Frances. A spirited northerly breeze relaxed just in time for some late “lunchtime” drifting and they left the grounds in a calm sea. Fishing had an okay start and a strong finish today. The last hour of the trip made the day with a nice pick of mostly jumbo sea bass, a few big scup and some market size cod and a bunch of throwbacks. The first half of the day had smaller scup and sea bass and a handful of market cod and some throwback cod. The unmentionables were worthy of a mention today but were completely in the “fish through them” category. Some good size ocean perch and one blue fish, and a throwback fluke rounded out the days catch. A special shout out to longtime regular Mike Kwok from Palisades Park NJ who easily limited out on big sea bass to 4 lbs, a bunch of big scup and also boxed several nice cod to ten pounds, well done Mike! There was another longtime regular customer who fished mid ship today who also had an easy limit of sea bass to at least four pounds along with three beautiful cod fish to nearly ten pounds and a few jumbo scup. Deckhand Chris K managed a pair of beautiful green cod in between assisting fishers with one going a solid ten pounds. One of them he jigged up on the drift later in the day otherwise all the cod were taken on bait. The rest of the fishers aboard generally had close to or within a fish or two of the sea bass limit and again late in the day there were quite a few in the 2-3 lb range with some real brutes up to nearly 5 lbs. Most fishers also had some good size scup and the majority but not all took home a cod fish and in a few other cases, two. A few pictures today courtesy of Roger. Wednesday’s trip could be in jeopardy due to the weather forecast but we will monitor future updates so make sure to call back tomorrow afternoon to find out if the trip will be a go or not.
Capt. Matt had an awesome day of tog fishing today aboard the Lady Frances. They were only a few fish shy of a full boat limit. Sizes were also impressive with the ten pound barrier easily broken as predicted yesterday with a chinner that went close to 11 pounds. A few other hefty tog in the 8-9 lb range and plenty of beautiful 5-6 lb fish spread out around the Lady Frances. Quite a few shorts as well to keep anglers busy in between the keepers. Some keeper sea bass mixed in as well with hi hooks adding as many as a half dozen of those to their tog catches. One fine cod fish just under ten pounds and a few short cod rounded out the catching for the day aboard the Lady Frances. Tog fishing overall is off to an awesome start! More great weather on tap for tomorrow and the Lady Frances will be set to sail at 6 am with Capt. Mike at the helm. Photo of today’s pool fish courtesy first mate Zach E.
Friday, October 23rd, both boats are scheduled to sail. Tautog fishing on the Lady Frances at 6:00 a.m. and Cod & Seabass on the Gail Frances at 7:00 a.m. Seabass does officially open tomorrow. So after a long month of throwing them back, you can now retain 6 seabass!!!!! Roger will have the office open around 5:00 a.m. for ticket sales.
On another note, we are experiencing difficulty with our internet and also our Capt’s Tackle line. Hopefully its up and running soon.