Capt. Rich reported a great turnout of cod and sea bass enthusiasts today to enjoy the gorgeous late fall weather that Mother Nature was kind enough to deliver today. The sea bass delivered today with quite a few limit catches and near limit catches observed around the boat however the cod kept a somewhat lower profile today compared to recent trips. The anglers aboard did get some handsome green cod to the low teens but just not in the numbers we have been used to and there were not as many short cod today either so maybe the cod were just not as actively feeding today. Anglers did have some nice big porgies to almost 3lbs, quite a few mixed size blue fish and some nice ocean perch, one Christmas eel and a red hake. Several large to giant winter flounder were caught and released to fight again another day because that is how the law reads. Best scores both cod and sea bass with least amount of interference and maximum soak time once again were with one hook down low near the sinker. A special shout out to young Larry from Colebrook Ct who took the pool with a fine green cod in the low teens today, Well done Larry! Tomorrow is a new day and the weather once again sounds great, Capt. Rich looks forward to setting sail once again for cod and sea bass on the Gail Frances at 7am. A few pics appear today above the reports courtesy of Roger.
Capt. Mike reported a solid day of togging with a nice mix of market cod to ten pounds as well. An 11lb tog was the biggest fish on the boat today but was not entered in the pool. There were a couple limit catches and a few other anglers who were close to their limit. A number of anglers aboard today also had one or two cod apiece to take home in addition to the tog. There were a few Christmas Eels, a couple red hake, and a couple sea bass in addition to the cod and tog. Capt. Mike looks forward to a new day on the water tomorrow with the Lady Frances set to sail at 6am.