Saturday November 11th

IMG_3089 IMG_3092 IMG_4808Captain Matt called in to report a good day on the blackfish gounds. The weather started out very brisk but once the sun rose it turned in to a very nice day. The first few spots were just OK, but Matt put the boat right on top of some solid ground and the fish were waiting. Many fish today over 7 pounds with 1 fish battling out for top spot close to 11 pounds. Many anglers had there limits on green crabs. Some sea bass in the mix as well. We will be sailing tomorrow morning at 6am and the weather looks perfect.

The cod boat will also be sailing tomorrow at 6am


The Frances Fleet would like to thank all of our service personnel for all that they do, to keep us safe.

Thursday November 9th

There will be no trips tomorrow morning due to the NW gales.


Captain Mike report solid fishing on the high stakes black trip. There was many happy faces walking off the boats with limits of black fishing. Fishing was good on every drop with the shorts and keepers flying over the rails. A few fish close to the 10 pound ranger battled it out for the pool honors. One lucky angler walked away with over 500$. Some nice cod and some bomber sea bass rounded out today’s catch. We have been saying it for weeks now that once the temperatures drops just a little fishing was gonna be lights out. The time is now for some great fishing.

Wednesday November 8th

Tomorrow Thursday November 9th we will sailing one boat at 5am for the high stakes trip. This trip will be leaving at 5am and returning around 4pm. The cost is 100$ and the pool is 25$. We are filling up fast and you must call and make a reservation.\


Captain Mike reported a rather sporty day on the blackfish grounds, but the fish did not care. Many angler went home with limits of blackfish to a solid 10 pounds. Some spots were better then other but there is life everywhere. These cold temperatures are old going to make fishing better. We will be sailing tomorrow at 5am.

Monday November 6th

Capt Mike reported another good day on the tautog boat today. Not quite a full boat limit but pretty darn close. Almost all anglers had their full limit of blackfish along with some seabass. The biggest fish was tipping the scales around 11 lbs. No trip tomorrow, Tuesday November 7th.

Sunday November 5th



IMG_4763 20171105_Captain Mike called in early to report a full boat limit of blackfish before noon today. The wind and predicted rain scared a few anglers away but the one who braved the weather were treated to amazing fishing. Best trip of the year thus far and it should only get better. Pool fish was a solid 9 pounds. Plenty of shorts in between the keepers to keep anglers busy.  We will be trying to sail tomorrow morning.

There will be no cod boat tomorrow. We are scheduled to sail next on Wednesday at 6am weather permitting.

Captain Rich reported another good day on the sea bass. The conditions were a little less then ideal but Rich put the anglers on a body of fish. Plenty of scup in the mix as well. A full boat limit of sea bass did put some smiles on anglers but the weather did put a sour note on the trip. A few cod in the mix but nothing really to write home about. We think the cod fishing will greatly improve once the scup push off some of the rock piles.


Saturday November 4th

20171104_144650 20171104_16110620171104_16110620171104_14461920171104_161106Captain Matt called in with an early black fish report and they are chewing hard . The first few drops saw lots of action on both keepers and short tog. Most anglers limited out in the first 2 drops. Many fish over 7 pounds. Pool fish is around 9 pounds.  Green crabs were the way to go. We have plenty of room on tomorrows trip so please call and make a reservation. We are keeping an eye on the weather for Mondays trip.


Captain Rich reported a decent day on the full day mixed bag trip. The sea bass was the star of the show yet again. Nearly a full limit of fish to 5 pounds. The scup were plentiful as normal with many anglers catching upwards of 30. The cod did show there face a little more but it is stil way off our normal cod catch for this time of the year. Pool fish was around 10 pounds. Bait caught the best but anglers who tried the jigs were also rewarded with bigger fish. There is plenty of small sea bass on the grounds so these trips are the best bet to have action all day long. We will be sailing tomorrow at 6am .

Friday November 3rd

Capt Mike reported a great day on the Tautog trip!! The best trip so far this season! A little shy of a full boat limit of blackfish. Biggest fish was in the 8 lb range. A few seabass in the mix as well.  And lots of throwback Tautog to keep anglers busy all day. Plenty of room on tomorrow’s trip. The office opens at 5:00 a.m. for ticket sales and the boat sails at 6:00.

Capt Richie reported a good day on his boat as well.  Seabass was the name of the game, with most anglers going home with their limit. A few nice cod in the mix as well. Along with some scup, and a some ling. Capt Richie will set sail again tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m.

Wednesday November 1st



Captain Mike reported a better then expected day on the blackfish grounds. The water was on the dirty side but there were still some fish waiting. High hook had 4 keeper tog with the biggest being around 7 pounds. The action on the shorts and the sea bass was on the slower side.

Peter Howland enjoyed his birthday on the water today. Happy Birthday Peter!



Captain Rich reported a slower day on the cod grounds. The cod took a very low profile but the sea bass were the star of the show. Many anglers catching limits of sea bass to nearly 6 pounds. The scup were also a bit slower. The water should clear up in the next few days and fishing should swing back to what it was by Friday.