Capt. Rich reported a very strong day of local cod fishing today. The big green cod made their presence well known today for the small group of anglers aboard the Gail Frances. Quite a few quality fish from 8 to 15lbs with a few bigger ones mixed in and Brain from Boston taking the pool with a fine fat green cod of just under 30lbs. Well done Brian!! Brian had not been cod fishing in 20 years!! Brian had a total of 5 cod and two big sea bass for the day with his his other four cod in the 8 to 12lb range. Another angler got his act together at least for today and finished up with 8 nice fish up to 15lbs while Ben and James from the New Jersey Fishing Boys group made their cooler look really good with around 15 nice cod up to 20lbs and a nice bunch of sea bass and a few big porgies. Well done Gentlemen! Everyone who fished all day had at least two or three nice cod to take home today. More in the way of nice size sea bass up to 5lbs today with a few anglers getting four or five apiece and more in the way of big porgies today with a few anglers getting as many as a half dozen apiece. Sizes on the scup to almost 3lbs. A few big blue fish and quite a few short cod released to grow up rounded out today’s action. The bite was conistant all day, a nice slow and steady pick. ALL of the highest cod scores for both size and numbers were with one hook down near the sinker and a piece or two of clam bait. Capt. Rich was very encouraged by what he has observed over the past couple days and looks forward to a new day on the water tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am.
Capt. Chris reported the Steve Hamel Cod fish charter today was a huge success! Excellent cod fishing with fish up to nearly 30lbs and a fine 20lb pollock plus a nice mess of good size sea bass. Quite a few nice green cod in the 15lb range just like on the Gail Frances today. Hi hook was reported to have around ten cod and a few anglers had as many as 7-8 nice sea bass apiece to take home. Some big porgies rounded out a spectacular day of local cod fishing. Everyone caught cod and sea bass today and all anglers left happy! Still some prime dates available for cod fish charters upcoming so if interested in putting one together call the office for further booking details.