Capt. Mike reported an AWESOME Tuna trip that just returned to the docks. The anglers aboard crushed the Longfin Tuna up to 60lbs with most in the 40 to 55lb range and a very good number of BIG YELLOWFIN with all the Yellows in the 60 to 75lb class with a few approaching 80lbs. Two Swords both in the 100 to 125lb range and one Mako just under 100lbs. Dan King had a phenominal trip getting a full limit of Yellows, 2 Albacore, and his second Sword of the season!! Way to go Dan!! The Albacore were caught all day on troll and then at night on the chunk was a nice mix of Albacore, Yellowfin, and the Swords. Jigging was also very productive so ALL terminal gear was effective on this latest grand slam of a tuna trip! Some pictures of the Tuna trip will be posted courtesy of Roger and a bit later on Capt. Mike as well, above today’s post. Still quite a bit of availability of upcoming Overnight Tuna trips and for the Columbus Day Weekend Long Range outing so if interested call the office to make a reservation or for more booking details.
The scup report from First mate Cote on today’s Scup trip was of good fishing but a bit more relaxed than yesterday’s insane fishing. Plenty of nice scup to 1.5lbs and good numbers of sea bass pleased the anglers aboard with most anglers getting around or at a half dozen nice sea bass apiece to go along with their porgies. A sea bass of just under 5lbs took the pool. Weather looks awesome for another good day of Porgy fishing tomorrow with the Admiral Frances set to sail at 8am with Capt. Chris.
Capt. Rich reported a fair day of local cod fishing. A few anglers did quite well with three to six nice cod apiece to take home but unfortunately the bite was once again really soft. There were a few handfuls of nice sea bass, one red hake, a nice fluke, some big ocean perch and a few slammer blue fish mixed in. Steve from Sterling Ct had the day’s pool winning cod with a fish of 15lbs. A couple pics will be posted courtesy of Roger above today’s post. Everything was caught on bait today. A few anglers tried jigging but to no avail. Maybe the weather was just too nice. Still all in all not a total loss and cod fish were caught at every stop. Tomorrow’s weather looks great with Capt. Rich at the helm again tomorrow ready to set sail on the Gail Frances at 7am.