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
Capt. Richie reported a boat limit of seabass today, as well as some nice jumbo size porgies and a few more fluke than on yesterday’s trip. Biggest fluke was around 4.5 lbs. Next trip tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m.
Capt Richie reported an active day on the Gail Frances. Although there was not a tremendous amount of fluke caught, there were plenty of seabass and scup to keep anglers busy throughout the day. A fluke did win the pool and was around 4 lbs, Next trip tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. The office opens at 6:00 a.m. for ticket sales. Reminder to everyone, that starting Saturday September 16th our focus will be codfish. Seabass will stay open and you can certainly keep your legal amount of them on the cod trips, up until September 21st, at which time seabass will close for one month.
The tuna trip which just came back found slow fishing. Next trip sets sail Wednesday Night at 10 pm aboard the Lady Frances. Please check in to the office with Cory by 9 pm or shortly after. Still a few openings should any fishers like to call to make a reservation.
Capt. Rich reported a solid day of fishing. Patrons had some slammer sea bass with at least a few sea bass limits. Lots of big porgies up to 2 lbs, a handful of nice size cod fish and some nice fluke to about 5lbs plus a few good size ling and a handful of good size hard fighting false albacore and bonito!! . A great mixed bag of cellars and pelagics! Weather looks stunning tomorrow and the Gail Frances will set sail at 7 am for sea bass and fluke with Capt. Rich at the helm.
The report from the Gail Frances was of a strong morning sea bass bite that fell flat later in the day. Not a whole lot of fluke were taken but some real quality slabs up to ten pounds and some nice size scup along with one keeper cod fish rounded out the day. The weather was stunning. Some fishers did manage close to a sea bass limit and a few fishers had limit catches of nice size sea bass. Weather looks great tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am with Capt. Rich at the helm.
Some great weather on tap this weekend! Tuna trip leaving tomorrow morning at 7 am has plenty of room, walk ins would be welcome and Capt. Rich will be sailing both days this weekend aboard the Gail Frances for sea bass/fluke at 7 am.
There will be no full day fluke trip tomorrow.
The Overnight Tuna Trip for the weekend still has plenty of room on it and the weather for that trip looks great as well.
Our Florida friends and family are in our thoughts and prayers as they battle with Irma this weekend. Please be safe!
There will be NO trip tomorrow, Thursday September 7th.
There will be NO Fluke/Seabass trip tomorrow. The next trip will be Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m.