Capt. Rich reported another very respectable albeit a bit breezy and sporty day on the local cod grounds. Steve Kelly from West Warwick RI took the pool today with a fat green, white bellied brightly red gilled green cod that went a solid 30lbs. Steve also had another cod around 20lbs. Hi hook today had six keepers up to 18lbs. Most of the anglers aboard had a few cod each to take home today. Mixed sizes but once again a nice number of big green fish in the 15 to 20lb range. Just one nice sea bass today and only one nice blue fish and a couple of ocean perch and that was about it. It was a very soft bite for the most part once again with a lot of fish missed and dropped and the wind at times made feeling the bite even more challenging. Patience and a deft touch is key. Confidence continues to grow that there are a lot of these big green cod lurking on the local cod grounds and all we need is a little better weather and things, while good, should really begin to sing. We will be set to sail again tomorrow at 7am with Capt. Rich at the helm of the Gail Frances.
Capt. Chris reported very good Porgy fishing on the full day Porgy trip today with most anglers getting 15 to 30 big scup apiece along with a few nice sea bass and a couple blue fish. Capt. Chris looks forward to another good day of Porgy fishing tomorrow with the Admiral Frances set to sail at 8am.
Capt. Ray reported his Porgy charter today met with very good results for those who were able to stay at the rail all day long. Those who persevered through the breezy fall like conditions easily limited out on platter size scup up to 3lbs. There were a few nice trigger fish and a couple blue fish and just a couple nice sea bass in the mix today. For those interested in Porgy charters keep in mind the season ONLY runs through Oct 11th.
Capt. Mike reported the most recent Tuna trip which came back this afternoon was slower than the last two. A handful of Yellow Fin to 50lbs along with some Albacore and one fine 100lb Swordfish for longtime regular customer Dan King. A 200lb Blue Marlin was taken and released off the frequently successful forward rigger and everyone got a good look at the beautiful creature. Next Tuna trip as previously mentioned will set sail TOMORROW MORNING AT 9AM on the Lady Frances.