Capt. Mike and fist mate Sean reported a tough night of bass fishing last night aboard the Lady Frances. Just a few small keepers, a few throwbacks, and a couple of blue fish for all the angler effort put forward. Talk about peaks and valleys within a few days time!! We try again Wednesday Night with the Lady Frances set to sail at 7 pm by reservation.
Plenty of room on this afternoon’s half day trip and despite the chance for some showers, the winds look modest enough for sure. Capt. Mike will set sail at 1pm aboard the Lady Frances.
The much needed rain storm shut down the half day operation today but we will back at it tomorrow morning. Space is limited tomorrow morning so calling and placing a reservation is a MUST! Recent half day trips have been producing nice size sea bass and some good fluke. A recent picture from a half day outing this week appears courtesy deck hand Connor.
Capt. Matt reported another great night of Striper fishing aboard the Lady Frances with a boat limit of bass up to 20 lbs. A handful of blue fish too which is something we have not seen much of as of late. Serious peaks and valleys the past few weeks but this week seems to have it going on! Still plenty of room on tonight’s trip so call the office to make a reservation. The Lady is set to sail at 7 pm. One picture from last night’s trip below.
Capt. Rich reported a great day of fishing today for a very light crowd of fishers who braved the much needed rain showers. A nice mess of fluke with some fishers getting several nice fluke apiece and the boat easily limited out on big sea bass. A few blue fish and a few scup. Everyone left with a nice bunch of fish to take home. Biggest fluke of the trip was estimated to be around 5 lbs and biggest sea bass around 4 lbs. Great weather on tap tomorrow and a bit cooler, Capt. Rich will be set to sail on the Gail Frances at 7 am.
First mate Capt. Matt reported a very solid day of fishing aboard the Gail Frances today and that the fluke were more spread out among the fishers which is something we always like to see and report back. There were several limit catches and a good number of fishers who boxed several nice fluke apiece and everyone left with at least a couple good dinner fish. A nice number of sea bass as well. Pool winning fluke was 9 lbs with a few others in the 7 lb range. A few scup and that was about it. Great day of weather and fishing. Picture provided courtesy longtime regular customer Danny Fleurant.Tomorrow will hopefully be a repeat with Capt. Rich ready to set sail on the Gail Frances at 7 am.
A mix of good size sea bass and fluke on both half days today but the most exciting event happened on the pm half day when 8 year old London Rovezzi from South Windsor Ct successfully led a fat 15 lb keeper Striper to the safety of the net and aboard the deck of the Lady Frances. Well done London!! A photo of London with his great catch appears courtesy of Capt. Mike O’grady.
Today’s unexpected winds and tide conditions made for some challenging fishing on all of our trips today. However, Captain Mike reported a decent pick of fluke during the morning half day trip, with the pool fish weighing in at around 6 lbs (beating the contender on the full day trip!). There were also plenty of keeper Black Sea Bass to keep anglers happy on this morning’s half day trip! Captain Matt reported that the tough drift conditions this afternoon resulted in fewer fish than on the morning trip. However, high hook managed to catch his limit of sea bass and three sizeable fluke. Overall, anglers left with more black sea bass than fluke on the afternoon trip.
Captain Rich reported similar trouble with drift conditions today – first it was wind against tide, resulting in no drift, and then the wind picked up and made for an incredibly fast two-knot drift. Despite the lack of ideal drift conditions, anglers still managed to catch some nice quality fluke (though the pool fish only weighed 5 lbs) and some beautiful black sea bass.
The Gail Frances will sail tomorrow at 7AM for the full day Jumbo Fluke and Sea Bass trip, with the Lady Frances sailing at 8AM and 1PM for the half day fishing trips. Wednesdays are Family days for Half Day fishing, and the weather looks like it will cooperate much better tomorrow.
Captain Mike reported a decent day of fishing on the morning half day trip, which slowed down a bit on the afternoon trip. Both trips were able to boast some nice fluke up to 5 lbs on the morning trip, and in the 4lb range for the afternoon. This morning’s pool winner was Brian Butler from Gaylordsville in CT, whose fluke weighed in at around 5 lbs. The morning trip also had a good number of black sea bass, while the afternoon sea bass action was not as hot. However, the captain said that many of the sea bass on both trips were of nice quality.
According to Captain Matt, the full day boat had another good day of fishing aboard the Gail Frances. The boat just about caught its limit for black seabass, and also had five or six anglers who caught their limit of nice fluke. Many anglers were able to head home with 4 or 5 fluke to add to the sea bass in their coolers. The pool-winning fluke was a respectable 9 lbs, pulling ahead of half a dozen or so nice fluke that were over 6 lbs.
Tomorrow, the Gail Frances will set sail at 7AM for the full day Jumbo Fluke & Sea Bass trip, and the Half Day trips will sail at 8AM and 1PM. The forecast looks great, and there’s hardly a better way to escape July’s heat than to spend a day out on the water catching some fish!
Some more Photos from yesterdays full day trip from Ginny
Some nice fluke and sea bass already coming aboard the Gail Frances. A few early pictures already courtesy long time customer Ginny Reed.Captain Matt reported a very good day on the full day fluke boat. The wind from the past few days didnt seem mess with the fishing. Around 200 keeper fluke and a 100 sea bass went home with happy anglers today. Many limits around the boat and many people leaving with 4-6 each. 1 28″ fish took the pool with 6 fish at 27″ right behind her. Many fish in the 3-5 pound range. Captain Matt is at the helm tomorrow and we will be sailing at 7am
Captain Mike reported rebounded fishing on both half day trips today. The sea bass and fluke made there presence known with bent rods all morning and afternoon. We will be sailing both half day trips tomorrow at 8am and 1pm.
Last night’s bass trip was very slow. Next trip is scheduled for this coming Wednesday at 7 pm by reservation aboard the Lady Frances.