Capt. Rich reported there were some true quality fish today on the Gail Frances but the overall numbers could have been better for the great turnout of cod enthusiasts who came down to enjoy this beautiful day on the water with us. There were several very noteworthy fish taken today and a fair amount of smaller and mid size keepers plus quite a few shorts that were sent back to grow up. Adam from Coventry was hi hook for the day with five nice cod to 15lbs while longtime regular customer Wally Frey had four good cod into the high teens. Well done Wally! We would like to thank Laurie Frey for the awesome cheese steak sandwhiches and homeade brownies and cookies today! YUM YUM YUM!!!! Mr. Pak had four fine cod to 22lbs today. Joe from Westport Mass just missed the pool today with a big green cod that went 36lbs today while Drew from Boston took the top honors today with a big green white bellied cod that went 37lbs. Third biggest fish of the day went to an angler who chose to remain anonymous who nailed a big green cod of right around 30lbs. All three of these fish 30lbs and up were taken at the last stop which also proved to be the best stop of the day. Some big ocean perch and a few nice size sea bass and a few big scup plus one or two blue fish rounded out the days catch. All the biggest fish and highest scores once again were taken with one hook down near the sinker and just bait on the hook. It is really important to check the bait often as it gets washed out and is also often easily stripped off the hook by cod and the other bottom fish that it is meant to entice. Trust me these big cod can EASILY pull a clam bait off the hook as impossible as I know it seems. Anyway we were very glad to see these big cod which are not so infrequent this time of year but we are hoping for some better numbers like we had the past several trips. Capt. Rich looks forward to more great weather tomorrow and will be setting sail out after the cod again at 7am aboard the Gail Frances. Pics posted today are courtesy of Roger, Cory and Chris Konkol.
Capt. Ray reported a much slower day of BI porgy and sea bass fishing today. A 5lb sea bass did take the pool today. The better anglers had upwards to 25 good size scup apiece. A slower day was bound to happen even in a fishery that has been so consistant as of late. Tomorrow is a new day and great weather is forecasted and Capt. Ray looks forward to setting sail at 8am for scup and sea bass aboard the Admiral Frances.