Monthly Archives: August 2017

Thursday August 31st

First mate Chris L reported a solid day of fluke and sea bass fishing today aboard the Gail Frances. There were two limit catches of fluke today. A decent number of other fishers also had a few nice fluke each to take home. Sea Bass were nice sized and a decent number of fishers were limited out on them as well. Just one mackerel today and a few handfuls of keeper scup. Pool winning fish today was a fluke just shy of 7 lbs and a few other fish in the 4 lb range were noted. Capt. Rich will set sail tomorrow morning at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances.

This morning’s half day trip was slow. The afternoon half day was reported to be better with a bunch of nice sea bass and one nice keeper fluke. Two half days on tap for tomorrow with the first at 8 am and the second at 1 pm, both aboard the Admiral Frances.

Roger

Wednesday August 30th update

The Long Range Tuna Trip (8/30-9/1) that was postponed to a Thursday morning departure has now been CANCELED! The ocean storm that has was coming up the coast has stalled and the winds are just not dropping out as expected. We apologize for the inconvenience, I know everyone was anxious to get out there.

Monday August 28th 4:30 p.m. update

There will be NO full day fluke trip tomorrow, Tuesday August 29th due to the offshore weather forecast. As of right now, we are still planning to do the half day trips BUT it is advisable to call the office after 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning to confirm the weather before heading down to the docks The forecast remains questionable at this time.

Monday August 28th

Capt. Matt reported a very good day on the full day fluke and seabass trip. The fish were very spread out so no one went home without fish  and in fact there were many limits of both species on board.There were numerous fish in the 7-8 lb range battling it out for the pool honors.

Monday August 28th

This morning’s half day charter with Brian Butler and his family, including his 98 year old grandfather, was a great success! Some nice fluke to bring home for dinner and more than that just a day with some wonderful memories to cherish for years to come. And a special happy birthday to his grandpa as well!

Capt Keith was at the helm of the Lady Frances on the morning half day. His trip saw more seabass than fluke. He is back at it this afternoon so we will see what the afternoon trip produces.

Sunday Aug 27th

Owner Capt. Frank Blount and General Manager Capt. Cory Blount would like to let all of the Tuna fishers, who are booked on the first trip of the season,that they are both closely monitoring the weather for the upcoming trip. A decision regarding a trip that sails Tuesday Night weather permitting would likely not be made until at the earliest sometime Tuesday late morning or early afternoon. We ask that fishers do not call and inquire about the weather before Monday evening.

 

Captain Mike reported a good morning half day trip. Plenty of sea bass came over the rails making for some full bags and smiling faces. The morning had a very fast drift which made for a little slower fishing but once the wind let go a little be the bites were coming more frequent. The afternoon saw a little bit better fishing in the beginning and the later drifts were on the slow side. 11 year old Leo Paragarino won the pool in the afternoon with a fluke around 4 pounds We will sailing both half day trips weather permitting until labor day. A few photos from owner/fisher Christine.

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Captain Rich reported whole squid was the way to go on the full day fluke boat. The fast drift made for perfect squidding conditions.  High hooks reported limits of both fluke and sea bass. Pool fish was a solid 8 pound fish taken on whole squid.  Seems like the fluke are showing up a little thicker at the end of the season. We do plan on sailing daily weather permitting until Sept 16th.

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Captain Matt reported a struggle on the last night of bass fishing. We had high hopes with the end of season push of fish but they were just not on the chew. We will no longer have any night fishing trips with our tuna season starting. We would like to thanks everyone for there support this years in a season

Saturday August 26th

Owner Capt. Frank Blount and General Manager Capt. Cory Blount would like to let all of the Tuna fishers, who are booked on the first trip of the season,that they are both closely monitoring the weather for the upcoming trip. A decision regarding a trip that sails Tuesday Night weather permitting would likely not be made until at the earliest sometime Tuesday late morning or early afternoon. We ask that fishers do not call and inquire about the weather before Monday evening.

The report from Capt. Matt for last night was of very slow bass fishing. The swings in this fishery are just epic. We try one last time for the season this evening. Capt. Matt will leave at 7 pm aboard the Lady Frances.

The Gail Frances found a mixed bag of nice fluke to 6 lbs, some nice sea bass and a nice shot of big mackerel once again. A few scup thrown in for good measure as well. Congrats to longtime regular customer and exceptional rod handler James on the pool and the easy limit of nice size fluke he and his friend boxed today on the Gail. Fishers. There were also a couple of other limit catches. However the fluke were not all that spread out among the fishers, a case again of the haves and have nots. The fishers on the Gail also saw Whales once again today! Capt. Rich will set sail tomorrow morning at 7 am aboard the Gail Frances for sea bass/fluke.

The morning half day was solid on the sea bass and a few more fluke than usual made it over the rail. The afternoon trip by contrast was poor although longtime regular customer Anthony and Anthony Jr did just fine but in general fishing was very tough due to little to no drift. Two half days on tap tomorrow with the first to set sail at 8 am and the second at 1 pm both aboard the Lady Frances.

Roger

 

Friday August 25th

Owner Capt. Frank Blount and General Manager Capt. Cory Blount would like to let all of the Tuna fishers, who are booked on the first trip of the season,that they are both closely monitoring the weather for the upcoming trip. A decision regarding a trip that sails Tuesday Night weather permitting would likely not be made until at the earliest sometime Tuesday late morning or early afternoon. We ask that fishers do not call and inquire about the weather before Monday evening.

Whale Watching was again extraordinary today. Just one more possible outing left on this coming Tuesday, weather permitting at 1 pm. Fin Back and Hump Back Whales galore.

The report from the Gail Frances was of a good day of fishing and a rather extraordinary day overall on the water. Excellent numbers of big sea bass with most fishers limited out on these tasty smaller relatives of the southern grouper and solid numbers of fluke pleased fishers today with the pool fish contest being measured between a few fluke in the 6.5-7 lb range. A good number of fishers had two or three nice fluke apiece to go along with their sea bass limits. Good numbers of mackerel were around again for those fishers who were interested. Some of these mackerel are up to 18 plus inches in size and over 2 lbs!! Tremendous amounts of squid and mackerel and peanut bunker on the local grounds around Block Island. The extraordinary portion of today’s trip was that the fishers aboard were treated to dozens of breaching Hump Back Whales and hundreds of dolphin! Good fishing and stellar Whale Watching on the same trip is not something we see every day in these parts. The ocean is simply alive the likes of which we have not seen in quite some time and eventually only good things will come from this. Next fluke/sea bass full day will set sail tomorrow morning at 7 am with Capt. Rich aboard the Gail Frances.

Capt. Matt reported the morning half day charter aboard the Admiral Frances for the Joey Tomaino group found great fishing for nice size sea bass.

Cory reported a great morning of fishing despite a rocket ship speed like drift and certainly more wind  than the forecast 5 to 10 knots of wind. Pretty much all sea bass for the fishers today with quite a few easy limits reached. Buck tail jigs with gulp cast up tide and worked back to the boat produced wildly successful results for a few fishers today and produced many double headers for one particularly skilled rod handler! Sizes to nearly 4 lbs. Just a couple of fluke today. Plenty of short sea bass as well to keep rods bent and anglers busy at the rail. Some great pictures showcasing at least a few angler hi lights provided courtesy owner Christine Blount. The afternoon half day was reported to be good also for sea bass with one jumbo fluke landed as well. Two half days tomorrow, both on the Admiral Frances. The first will set sail at 8 am and the second at 1 pm.

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Roger