Captain Matt reported a decent day on the full day fluke boat. Many anglers with home with limits of sea bass to 5 pounds. Some nice quality fluke to 8 pounds. Buck tails seemed to be the way to go. There was acres and acres of mackerel with some anglers reporting catching up to a dozen on the fluke rigs. If you had a real mackerel rig you could have done some real damage. Our next trip will be sailing at 7am on Tuesday morning.
Captain Keith reported OK fishing on the morning and afternoon half days. Plenty of keeper sea bass to go home for dinner and a handful of fluke. We will be sailing Half day trips until labor day, so there is still time to enjoy this close to home fishing.
Tonight’s bass trip is SOLD OUT!!
Tomorrow’s cod trip is SOLD OUT!! The cod trip sets sail at 5 am and returns at 4 pm.
Capt. Don was out and had a great half day morning of fishing for a great crowd of half day fishing enthusiasts aboard the Lady Frances. A great mix of nice size sea bass and jumbo scup along with several large fluke. Sounds like a great trip! The morning half day is SOLD OUT!! Plenty of room so far on the 1 pm. Both on the Admiral Frances.
Capt. George reported the full day charter for the IBEW group from CT was good today with a good number of nice sea bass and a few keeper fluke. There was some great action with short fluke in one area but just not many keepers. Still we like to see bent rods!
Capt. Rich reported a solid day of Block Island fishing. Some nice fluke to 8 lbs with at least one or two limit catches and a few other fishers who were dangerously close. A good amount of big sea bass including some specimens in the 4 to 5 lb range plus some jumbo scup to 2 lbs, some good size mackerel (filleting size!!) and a few blue fish. It was a nice day of fishing. Capt. Rich will set sail tomorrow morning aboard the Gail Frances at 7 am.
NIGHT BASS FISHING CANCELED TONIGHT DUE TO THE WEATHER!
Roger reported nice keeper size sea bass in solid numbers and a couple of keeper fluke pleased patrons this morning. A few fishers had sea bass limits. Nice keepers but nothing big as far as sizes went. A tough go of it this afternoon with the heavy rain and stronger than expected winds causing wet conditions with a rocket ship speed like drift. Tomorrow morning’s half day aboard the Lady Frances at 8 am still has a couple of openings but reservations are mandatory. There is NO HALF DAY FISHING tomorrow afternoon due to a private charter.
Capt. Rich reported a much better showing of fluke today on the Gail Frances. No limit catches but most fishers had one or perhaps two keeper fluke to take home. Some keeper sea bass too. Nothing over 4 lbs for either species. Capt. Rich will set sail tomorrow morning aboard the Gail Frances at 7 am.
TOMORROW’S (SATURDAY) TWO HALF DAY TRIPS ARE SOLD OUT! WE STILL HAVE AVAILABILITY FOR SUNDAY’S TWO HALF DAYS.
THERE IS ONE OPENING LEFT ON THE COD TRIP FOR SUNDAY. IF INTERESTED, GIVE THE OFFICE A CALL.
CAPT. KEITH REPORTED ANOTHER HISTORIC DAY OF WHALE WATCHING ABOARD THE LADY FRANCES!! DOZENS OF BOTH FIN BACK AND HUMP BACK WHALES ALONG WITH SOME MINKE WHALES PLUS HUNDREDS OF DOLPHIN JUST BREACHING ALL OVER THE GROUNDS WHILE IN PURSUIT OF THE MASSIVE SHOALS OF BAIT WHICH BROUGHT THEM ALL HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE! BOTH CAPT. KEITH AND CAPT. TED WHO HAVE SPENT DECADES AND DECADES ON THE WATER REPORT THIS IS ABOUT AS GOOD AS THEY HAVE EVER SEEN IT!
Captain Matt reported a full boat limit of striped bass and was back to the dock early. The first hour was the best with about a dozen keepers coming up. There were many drifts with 3-5 fish on at a time. We only have a few sailing days left and if you want to get in on some late season fishing please call the office and make a reservation.
The morning half day and morning half day private charters both found lots of hungry sea bass of all sizes for fishers. A few fluke as well. The afternoon was slower. Two half days on tap tomorrow with the first set to sail at 8 am and the second at 1 pm.
First mate Chris L reported a beautiful but kinda slow day aboard the Gail Frances with Capt.Rich today. Just a handful of fluke today and a fair number of sea bass. Tomorrow is a new day and Capt. Rich will set sail aboard the Gail Frances at 7 am. A couple pics today provided by customer John P and another customer.
A few spots have opened up for the morning half day on Saturday August 19th. The morning half day is 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Please give us a call to book over the phone or you can make reservations online at francesfleet.com (THE AFTERNOON HALF DAY IS STILL CURRENTLY SOLD OUT)
Captain George reported tough fishing conditions with the ground swell from the storm. A few nicer fluke and some sea bass came over the rails but over all was slower. We will have both trips tomorrow at 8am and 1pm.
Captain Rich reported slower fishing fishing by the island today. The big swell seemed to keep the fish hunkered down. Few people had 2-3 but was slow on the fluke. Nearly a limit of sea bass to 4 pounds. We will be sailing tomorrow morning at 7am.
Despite the drizzly conditions in the afternoon, whale watchers were again treated to a wonderful display of these marvelous creatures. Dozens of whales for the spectators to see aboard the Lady Frances. Happy faces all around. Our season is winding down, only a couple weeks left, so don’t miss out. Next trip will be Thursday afternoon.
Both half days today produced some nice seabass, A few fluke in the mix as well. A couple young men from Milford CT, Joey and Timmy Larson pictured below, showing off their catch providing a couple nice meals for the family.
A couple notes regarding the upcoming weekend.
SATURDAY AUGUST 19TH
BOTH HALF DAY TRIPS…… 8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 NOON AND THE 1:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M. ARE BOTH SOLD OUT.
THE FULL DAY 7:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. TRIP STILL HAS AVAILABILITY BUT YOU MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS.
AGAIN, THIS IS JUST FOR SATURDAY AUGUST 19TH