Capt. Mike reported another solid day of local cod fishing on the limited load cod trip. Capt. Mike found cod once again at every stop he went to. Nothing big today but the numbers tell the story. Many anglers had four to six nice fat market cod apiece to take home with hi hooks getting 8 and 7 keepers respectively. Biggest cod for the day was taken by Mike Jung from Peace Token Tackle with a fine 12lbr that slammed one of his monster jigs. While jigs did account for a fair number of keepers and some shorts, bait on one hook down low was really the way to go today. The pool fish was taken by Andrew Mercurio of RI who is the nephew of longtime regular customer Anthony Mercurio. Andrew battled a fine 20plus pound Mahi to the gaff after selectively singling the curious fish out and sight fishing for the prize Mahi. Even a trophy Mahi cannot resist a fresh skimmer clam!! Well done Andrew! A lot of short cod and I mean fat chunky short fish that were often less than a half inch under kept angelrs busy as well today. A few nice red hake and a handful of good size ocean perch and one really big skate topped off a great catch of market cod. Next limited load Cod trip will set sail next Sunday morning at 5am aboard the Admiral Frances. Call the office to book a reservation.
Capt. Rich reported despite little to no drift and then wind against tide conditions when there was a breeze, the anglers aboard the Gail Frances managed a fairly decent day with the fluke and sea bass. Frechy took the pool with a fine 7lbr and hi hook on the fluke took home five nice keepers. The sea bass were more evenly distributed with most anglers getting one or two. Biggest sea bass for the day around 4lbs. Nothing extraordinary but still 100 nice fluke and sea bass is nothing to sneeze at. Capt. Rich looks forward to another fine weather day tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am.
The report from the morning half day was of some very good fishing for sea bass with lots of quality sea bass taken and a few nice fluke to go along with. Plenty of short fluke to keep all hands on deck amused. Tomorrow we are on a three half day trip schedule with half day trips leaving at 8am, 1pm and 4pm.