Monthly Archives: October 2016

Monday Oct 31st

Captain Mike reported another  very good day on the tog grounds. The cold weather we have been having has dropped the water temperatures in the bay and have pushed some fish on to the rockplies. A many  limit catches around the boat and others within 1-2 It was the best day so far this year. Still quite a few shorts to keep the action going all day. The blackfish boat will set sail tomorrow morning at 6am on the Lady FrancesIMG_4411


Captain Rich reported a good day for the sea bass on the cod grounds. The cod must have been taking their babies out trick or treating. There was one fat slob that tipped the scales at just under 31 pounds. Full boat limit of sea bass to 5 pounds.  Some scup in the mix but most were on the smaller side. Wednesday weather looks great and we are full stocked on fresh shell bait.

Sunday October 30th

Capt. Matt reported a good day of tog fishing. There were at least several limit catches and some others who were dangerously close.  No super hogs today but an 8 lb pool fish deserves respect especially when there are numerous fish only ounces behind it. A lot of quality fish over 5 lbs today. Just a few keeper sea bass late in the day and no cod fish. Plenty of short tog kept fishers very busy today. Next tatoug outing is set to sail tomorrow morning at 6 am with Capt. Mike aboard the Lady Frances.

Roger reported a gorgeous day on the water and improved numbers of cod fish over yesterday. Longtime regular Mike Kwok from NJ was hi hook with four good keepers and several other fishers boxed three keepers apiece. In fact the vast majority of fishers went home with a cod fish or two today with only a few exceptions. Some short cod as well. Big fish honors went to longtime customer Big George from Providence RI who brought to the safety of a sharp gaff a fine green cod fish of around 15 lbs, well done Big George!! There were a couple other nice size cod in the lower teens as well and a few reportedly thought to be bigger ones that won the battle of man vs cod fish. A couple of the bigger cod fell to jigs as well but the vast majority and biggest were on fresh shucked sea clams. Sea Bass did not disappoint either with nearly a full boat limit of big sea bass up to at least 5 lbs today. In fact a pretty formidable number of sea bass at or over 4 lbs. Plenty of scup today but sizes were very mixed. Some platter size stuff though among the lot though. A decent shot of good size ocean perch and one fair size sea flounder, a keeper pollock and only two of the unmentionables all day rounds out the species assortment for the day. Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail on the Gail Frances tomorrow morning at 6 am for cod and sea bass. Pictures today courtesy of Roger.




Saturday October 29th

The Gail Frances reported an awesome day with the sea bass with a full boat limit of good size black sea bass up to 4 lbs and plenty of big porgies with sizes up to nearly 3 lbs. There were some cod fish as well but they seemed to bite best early in the day. Nothing big but a few nice green fish into the very low teens fought it out for bragging rights. A few nice cod on jigs early in the day while they were drifting as well. Some nice ocean perch and the unmentionables were a lot easier to deal with than a few weeks ago. Capt. Rich will set sail tomorrow morning on the Gail Frances at 6 am for cod/sea bass.


Capt. Matt reported a strong day of tog fishing with a decent number of angler limits and others who were close. There were others who did not fare quite as well as is often the case in party boat tog fishing. Still way better than expected after all the wind the past two days. Some big fish today as well with the pool fish just a shade under 12 lbs and there were formidable fish including one just south of ten pounds and a bunch of others in the 7-8 lb range. Plenty of short tog as well to keep fishers busy at the rail. Just a couple of keeper sea bass, one keeper cod fish and some short sea bass and a couple short cod. Capt. Mike will set sail tomorrow morning for tog at 6 am aboard the Lady Frances.

The picture above was provided by Wayne Gunderman of Scituate RI with an 11 lb tog he caught this past Wednesday aboard the Lady Frances with Capt. Mike.


Friday October 28th

We finally look to get a good break in the weather over the next several days. Starting tomorrow we will have the cod fish/sea bass boat setting sail aboard the Gail Frances at 6 am and we also have the tatoug/black fish boat sailing at 6 am aboard the Lady Frances.

Tickets MUST be purchased inside the office before six am.


Thursday Oct 27th

There will be no fishing tomorrow Friday Oct 28th due to the weather.


Captain Mike sailed this morning with a very light crowd of anglers who were afraid of a few rain drops. Fishing was much better then it has been with only being a few fish shy of a full limit. Many limits around the boat. Pool fish was around 8 pounds. Some seabass in the mix. No trips tomorrow but please call for a weather update regarding the weekend. It is always good to call the day before and double check the weather. Just because it says it gonna be sunny on the news does not mean it is going to be good fishing weather.

Wednesday, Oct 26

Capt Mike reported better action on today’s tautog/ blackfish trip. The air was chilly but the sun was shining on the anglers aboard the Lady Frances.  The pool fish was a nice 10 lbs .  Some people had their limit while some struggled which is par for the course with the tautog fishing. .  There were a few black sea bass mixed in.  The boat is scheduled to sail tomorrow morning at 6am.  Please call tomorrow if you are considering fishing on Friday as there may be more inclement weather moving in for Friday.   The weekend looks OK at this point.

Tuesday Oct 25th

Captain Mike sailed this morning with not the best hopes after the long weekend blow, but was happy to find the fish right where we left them. Water was very dirty but the fish were hungry. High hook had a limit.Pool fish was around 7 pounds. The wind today did make it hard to feel the bite. Tomorrow is another day and we will be sailing at am for blackfish and 6am for codfish.

Thursday Oct 20th



Captain Mike reported a very slow day on the full day blackfish boat. Tried a few new sports today and the fish had not moved in to yet. The water is still in the mid 60 which is very warm for this time of the year. High hook did manage to catch 8 keepers. Pool fish was around 9.5 pounds. The second biggest was 8.5. Quite a few shorts as it has been. Again there will be no trips tomorrow.


The weekend is also looking very questionable as of right now. Please call the office and check on all upcoming trips.

Wednesday Oct 19th

Captain Mike reported another OKay day on the blackfish boat. The morning started out on the rough side due to the wind from last night but the tog were still hungry. High hook had a limit of black fish with many anglers having 3-5. We are only expecting for the fishing to get better in the upcoming weeks. We will be sailing tomorrow morning at 6am on the Lady Frances.


Captain Rich reported a very rough start to the morning on the cod grounds, but once things settled down some the fish started coming over the rail. High hook had 4 nice market cod. Pool fish was in the low teens. Some scup and sea bass( all returned) in the mix as well. We are looking forward to sea bass reopening on Saturday. The next cod trip is slated for Friday at 6am

Please call and make a reservation for any upcoming trip. We also ask customers to call the day before and double check the weather and make sure we are sailing.