Capt. Mike reported an okay day of local cod fishing today. It was a slow grind and the fish were not as spread out around the boat as we would have liked to see but by the end of the day there was a respectable bunch of nice green market cod, a couple nice pollock and an assortment of other bottom dwellers in the bags and coolers. It was a beautiful day weather wise with just the right amount of wind for a nice drift and also enough of a breeze to sit well on the anchor. Whether drifting or anchored today the results were pretty much the same. As for academics both bait and jigs put fish in the box today although the fresh bait was by far the most productive method. Biggest fish of the day was a fine pollock of at least 15lbs taken from a gentleman from Pawtucket who had a couple nice market cod to go along with his pollock. Another gentleman who goes by the name “Big Ron” from CT was hi hook today with six nice cod. Longtime regular Eben York iced four fine cod today while Troy put three nice cod and a decent size pollock in his tote today. Drifter Rich did respectable today as well putting four nice cod in the box including a fine double header of keepers along with another double header that consisted of a nice keeper cod and a 17 inch fluke!!! Yes thats right folks fluke in February in 80ft of water! They say if you hang around here long enough you will see it all and I am not quite sure what can top that for a mid winter anomaly. Rest assured the fluke was gingerly tossed back and fired itself right back to the ocean floor. Some other species of interest included a handful of big ocean perch, a good size Christmas Eel well past the holidays, a handful of ocean pout and a rather impressive showing of big sea ravens. For the first time in quite some there were hardly any dog fish to pick on the cod enthusiasts. Anyway we look forward to a new day on the water tomorrow with Capt. Mike ready to set sail on the Lady Frances at 5am. Some pics today provided by a dedicated cod enthusiast.