Capt. Rich reported a great day of local cod fishing. The bite was hot and heavy in the morning with several drifts making the day. The first four drifts saw rods bent up and down and all around the rails of the Lady Frances with quite a few double headers in the mix. Better size fish in the mix as well with a lot more of the larger market size fish in the six to ten pound range and a few bigger fish well into the teens with the pool fish not far from 20lbs. Both bait and jigs were productive today. The bite was savage in the morning but became a bit more delicate towards midday and one angler got around that by fishing with just one small piece of bait on a bare hook and promptly put several short biting cod up to 12lbs in the boat. This time of year it is always a good idea to be able to switch up between bait and jigs and adapt accordingly. The nice weather brought out a healthy group of cod enthusiasts today and the vast majority of anglers aboard had several cod apiece to take home with some doing even better. Still quite a few shorts in the mix but the keeper ratio was vastly improved over the past few weeks. There appears to be a newer body of cod fish moving on to the grounds as clearly evidenced by the increase in average size and all the cod fish were healthy green fish. No fishing tomorrow due to the weather expected. Hopefully things will settle back down for early in the coming week.