Capt. Rich reported an excellent day of fishing despite some mind boggling conditions. It was a bit sporty but that was not the real issue it was the SCREAMING RELENTLESS TIDE!!!! The lines ran ferociously to the port stern the entire day and made the bottom fishing challenging to say the least! The first hour was the best with a nice shot of nice green cod to nearly 15lbs and a big slug of sea bass. While the cod bite was brief for reasons only known to them today, the sea bass did chew throughout most of the day. Due to the way the lines were running by far the best bite on the cod and sea bass was in the stern of the boat today. Unfortunately that is just how it is sometimes in Party Boat Fishing. Just about everyone had from a half dozen to full limit catches of good size sea bass apiece today and most anglers in the stern and up a few spots on either side had one or two nice cod apiece with one or two guys getting three nice cod. We had a good number of truly trophy size sea bass today with quite a few in the three to four pound range with several going upwards to nearly six pounds (again most of the really big sea bass was during that bite right off the bat in the morning). There were also lots of big porgies up to nearly 2lbs today and some anglers had a full limit of them as well. One nice 10lb pollock, a few big ocean perch, a couple red hake and some blue fish and two fine triggerfish (yes triggers!!) rounded out the day’s catch. It was certainly not easy fishing to say the least today. We kindly remind anglers once again to please have only rod out at the rail while fishing. Extra rods need to be stowed away for other customer convenience and extra rods should never under any circumstance prohibit another angler from wanting to move around and fish a different spot on the boat. Also mind boggling today with the tough conditions was the number of two hook rigs and hi hook rigs being employed. It is a sure fire way to stay busy and not in the right way. Anyway everyone left with plenty of fish and we look forward to some better weather and weaker tides for even better fishing but in the grand scheme of things today will go down in the log books as a good day. As stated in the headlines there is no cod trip tomorrow due to the weather. A couple photos showcasing angler hi lights appear courtesy of Roger.
Capt. Mike reported a solid day of togging with a good number of keeper tog and several nice keeper cod as well. There were at least a couple of limit catches with the biggest tog around 7lbs. Biggest cod was around 8lbs but was not in the pool. Not as many shorts today but considering the weather and wind we have been having it was a rather respectable outing. No tog trip tomorrow as stated in the head lines. Stay tuned for updates tomorrow afternoon regarding a possible tog trip on Tuesday.