Capt. Rich was jubilant to report an awesome day of sea bass fishing with an excellent slug of nice green cod fish to 20lbs. Along with plenty of platter size scup to nearly 3lbs. Roger thought it was some of the best late fall fishing he had seen in a couple years when averaging the sizes and numbers of the cod, scup and sea bass together. Two anglers tied for hi hook honors both with five nice green cod apiece into the low teens to take home along with full sea bass and full scup limits each. Patrick from CT went home with four nice green cod including fish of 20, 17 and 13lbs! Well done Patrick! Patrick took pool honors today as well with his 20lbr. A number of other anglers aboard had three and four nice cod apiece to go along with excellent catches of jumbo sea bass and platter size porgies. Ginny Reed and her grandson Cole had an awesome day with full limit catches of sea bass and platter size scup plus several fine cod to ten pounds to fill their cooler to the brim and then some! Too bad more people did not join us as the crowd was rather light today, especially for a Saturday. Biggest sea bass today was well over 5lbs with many in the 2.5 to 3lb range recorded and the avg size on the keepers was nearly DOUBLE that of yesterday! Same thing with the scup being twice as big generally as the ones we have been getting recently with some real fine specimens in the two to three pound range (pie plates!!). Although Norman jigged up a fine green cod in the low teens today, everything else was on bait and again the best scores and sizes on EVERYTHING good were taken with one hook down low. I know I sound like a broken record but it is true and when it changes, trust me, I will write about it here. Also of note there were several other big cod dropped today, these hard fighting green cod in more shallow water fight like freight trains at times! Keep a little give in the drag settings, especially with the braid. Some big ocean perch to nearly 2lbs, a few blue fish including two whoppers in the teens taken by none other than Ginny as well! Ginny was a long time regular on our night blue fish trips before she started adding cod, Striper and tog and scup trips to her fishing resume and I might say she excels at all of them. Many thanks to Capt. Rich for a memorable day of late fall ground fishing! Capt. Rich looks forward to more good weather and fishing tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail for Cod and Sea Bass at 7am. Some pics will appear courtesy of Roger above today’s fishing report.
Capt. Mike reported that they CRUSHED the tog today. The majority of anglers aboard had little trouble limiting out. Jacob from LI,NY once again took the pool today with a fine tog that went well over 9lbs. Well done Jacob! In addition to the excellent haul of good size tog there was TREMENDOUS action with the short tog to keep all anglers well occupied in between. A few nice cod to top off the great day of togging. Fishing has certainly been good regardless overall this season but it is interesting to note how much better fishing was today with the correct wind direction for this time of year! Imagine if the wind would haul out of the north and northwest a bit more often! Capt. Mike will be ready to sail once again for tog tomorrow morning with the Lady Frances set to sail at 6am.