Capt. Richie reported a very good day of fluke and sea bass fishing. There was one limit catch of fluke and a good number of the anglers aboard had three to five nice fluke apiece. The sea bass side of things was also excellent today with over 100 good size sea bass taken including many sea bass over 2lbs with quite a few up to and over 4lbs. Many anglers had upwards to and even a little better than a half dozen nice sea bass apiece. Capt. Rich also reported a tremendous amount of short fluke kept the anglers aboard very busy today. The pool winner today once again was Sandra Tompkins from Hopewell Jct,NY who gracefully brought a fine 8lb slab to the net and aboard the deck of the Gail Frances, however Sandra had the most interesting catch of the day when a 28lb monkfish inhaled her whole squid and was winched to the surface. Now that would be a nice monkfish way offshore! The monkfish also had a nice fluke in its belly! Capt. Rich looks forward to a new day of fluke and sea bass fishing tomorrow and the weather forecast is beautiful. The Gail Frances will be set to sail at 7am.
The report from the morning half day was of some woefully slow fishing. There was just very little bite. Late in the trip some action with the shorts was had by the customers but it was late in the game and not nearly the level of action we have become accustomed to. Fishing cannot be good every trip and the half day trips this week for the most part have been outstanding. Kyle Blount made the big news of the trip with his fine 7lb slab. There were a few other keeper fluke and a few nice sea bass but that was about it. Two half days slated for tomorrow with the first set to sail on the Lady Frances at 8am and the 4pm set to sail on the Admiral Frances.
Plenty of room on tomorrow night’s combo and Striper trips so call the office if interested in booking a position. Still a good deal of room on Sunday’s limited load cod run. Capt. Frank was out himself this past week and expediently found fish up to nearly 45lbs and Capt. Mike had a fine day last Sunday so there is no doubt the fish are around and a fresh batch of skimmers is due in port by tomorrow afternoon. The cod trip sets sail at 5am and returns sometime in the afternoon (3pm or a bit later). Cost of the trip is $100. Call the office if interested in booking.