Capt. Keith reported a very light crowd enjoyed some great half day fishing this morning very close to home. A great mix of keepers and a tremendous amount of shorts kept all the anglers highly entertained at the rails of the Lady Frances. A few hefty sea bass thrown in for good measure as well. Rental rods once again did the best with keepers with spro bucktails also doing quite well. The guy who fishes all the time with that tandem bait rig while very busy will go without fresh fluke for dinner this evening.
Capt. Mike reported the Tucker Mechanical group enjoyed a very good day of fluke fishing aboard the Admiral Frances today with a great pile of keepers to 7lbs with many quality fish over 4lbs taken. A nice sprinkling of sea bass to 4lbs to compliment the summer flatties as well. Capt. Mike also reported a tremendous amount of action with the shorts as well to keep everyone busy at the rail, in fact Capt. Mike said that one drift lasted nearly 4 hours!! Now that is a good drift!
Capt. Chris reported the Mike Bachman group who chartered the Captain Frances also enjoyed a very good day of fluking with a nice heap of keepers to nearly 9lbs with a few other big fish in the six pound plus range and plenty more in the jumbo category over 4lbs. Quite a few hefty sea bass to 4lbs with most well over 2lbs complimented the catch of big fluke rather nicely. Capt. Chris also reported lots of action so there was never a dull moment at the rail.
Capt. Rich reported the 7am full day fishing trip was great today with the group of fluke and sea bass enthusiasts putting more than 150 nice keeper fluke and over 40 good size sea bass in the boat. The biggest fluke with was most certainly not in the pool, caught by one of our regular customers, Teddy from Bristol CT checked in at nearly 9lbs. Seemingly identical twin 8lbrs caused a split in the boat pool today for both Bob Galagan and Mark Gentile. Mark and his fishing partner Rich Ryan both easily had their fluke limits today. First mates Capt. Sean and Capt. Ted said the fish were fairly well distributed today and that the rental rod rigs with the long leaderes were the way to go. Due to the speed of the drift the spro bucktails were not as effective today. Capt. Rich looks forward to more great weather and good fishing tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am.