Capt. Chris reported a solid day of fluke fishing very close to home today. Hi hook put five nice fish in the boat. Just a handful of anglers today had the next best thing to a private charter today on the Admiral Frances. Biggest fish for the day was around 7lbs. 78 year young Jean Merril was out with her grandaughter Stephanie and well Jean showed us all how its done when first mate Derek slipped the net underneath a fine slab of nearly 6lbs. Most of the keepers today were all quality fish in the 3.5 to 4.5lb range. Well done Jeanne! Stephanie and her boyfriend Ryan and cousin Seth were out again with us today after having a wonderful day on the 8am full day boat on Tuesday. They went home with another nice batch of fresh fluke fillets for many fine meals to come. We wont even talk in detail about the out of season sea bass today as it was just SICK SICK SICK!! The sea bass were also chasing baits right to the surface and then hanging around in numbers right beneath the surface while anglers tossed scraps of bait at them and fed them like hatchery trout. They say if you are in this business long enough you will see just about everything and today was a fine example of that. I guess the sea bass are getting quite comfortable not being kept but watch out on Monday guys!! Anyways it was a picture perfect day on the water with flat seas, balmy temperatures, and good fishing. Between the short fluke and out of season sea bass which generally were all in the 2 to 4lb range the anglers never left the rails. Double Spro was the hottest item today along with standard spinner bait rig. Tomorrow is a new day and Capt. Chris looks forward to another good day on the water with the Admiral Frances set to sail for the 8am full day.
Capt. Mike reported a very pleasant morning half day with a nice mix of keepers and shorts to keep the anglers busy. Biggest fluke was around five pounds. Anglers also caught and released a ridiculous amount of beautiful out of season sea bass, in fact the first four fish of the day aboard the morning half day were sea bass in the three to four pound range!!! That is okay as Monday looms quickly on the horizon!