Capt. Ray reported a good night of squid fishing last night and some awesome weather. It was the first warmer night of the season and the ocean was just loaded with activity! The squid were all over the water column and frequently chasing the massive clouds of spearing and sand eels turning the water a pinkish hue on the surface! The squid were mostly larger and jumbo super size tubes with many tubes between seventeen and twenty inches, tentacles excluded, measured!! The catch varied from angler to angler but two guys fishing up in the bow each managed a full five gallon pail of the tasty mollusks. The squid were a bit tricky at times to catch due to all the natural bait so casting away from the bait with light sinkers on fresh water spinning rods and letting the jigs settle as slow and natural as possible seemed to be the ticket to sucess for many anglers. Some anglers had good results sight fishing for the squid later in the evening. On most nights the stiffer rods just do not seem to cut it. Everyone wound up with a good amount of squid and had a great time out on the water. A lot of short fluke and sea bass of mixed sizes grabbed the squid jigs as well last night, all promptly relased. A few anglers trying for fluke with fresh chunks of squid were rewarded with a couple nice keepers and plenty of small fluke to throwback. They were also able to catch and release a pile of big sea bass up to over 4lbs and one angler also got to put a three pound winter flounder back in the water after it tried to gobble up a fresh slice of squid! It is not fun but rules are rules and no seabass can be kept before July 11th this year. No scup can be kept before June 8th on the boat as well and they are sometimes frequent on these night trips. The first cocktail blue fish of the season and a fine 6lb tog plus a few hefty sea robins rounded out the finfish extravaganza that complimented the very good squid fishing. Capt. Ray looks forward to another fun night of productive squid fishing with the Lady Frances set to sail at 7pm.