We wanted to clarify the upcoming schedule.
For the next two days Thursday 9/14 and Friday 9/15 our target will be fluke, seabass and scup. Fluke have been few and far between on the last couple trips so the catch has been primarily seabass and scup. In fact on most days most anglers are getting their limit of 7 seabass each and some hefty scup/porgies as well. Beginning on Saturday September 16th our focus will be codfish. Now for the first few days of the cod season, you will be able to also retain your seabass limit BUT from September 22nd to October 21st, the seabass season is CLOSED. So codfish will be the main objective but you will also have some jumbo size scup/porgies in the mix as well has some bluefish this time of year.
Once we start codfishing on Saturday the 16th, we will be sailing on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The time change comes on October 1st where we start sailing at 6:00 a.m. but still the same five day a week schedule.
Many of you have asked about scup/porgy fishing. We no longer do trips targeting just scup, We catch them on our fall cod trips, and usually in a fair amount.
And lasty, although Tautog/Blackfish season is open now, we will not start that fishery until October 15th, when the bag limit goes to 6 fish per angler. Those trips will be DAILY at 6:00 a.m.
Captain Rich reported a good day on the sea bass grounds on the full day boat. Anglers had no problem catching limits of sea bass to 5 pounds. The fluke were on the slow side but the scup and sea bass fishing was rock solid. 1 cod fish also rounded out the catch today. We are scheduled to sail tomorrow morning at 7am