Roger finally caved and went out on the 7am to 4pm full day trip today and reported the fishing was at times, almost stupid!! A good pick of nice fluke and big sea bass all day with a good hour and a half crush through the middle of the day. On the fluke side of things there were at least a couple limits including Sean from Ct who is a longtime regular, Sean also had a half dozen nice sea bass to go along with his fluke limit. Roger was limited out and had 9 nice sea bass to 4lbs to go along with his fluke limit to 5lbs. Roger stuck with whole squid or just squid and spearing (plain jane) all day. There was one other limit in the bow and a good number of anglers who had four to seven nice keepers apiece and upwards to a half dozen nice sea bass apiece to go along with. Thats rock star fishing!! Leaving with upwards to 15 to 18lbs of fillet is something to be proud of on any full day fluke/sea bass trip! Cin from NYC along with his son stuffed a cooler to overflowing with fluke to 7lbs and sea bass to over 5lbs!! Well done gentlemen!! Biggest fluke was a solid ten pounds(part of a double header that included a nice fat sea bass on the top hook!!) and went to a gentleman who chose to remain anonymous. There were at least 20 other fluke over 4lbs today. A few big scup and a handful of good size blue fish to make sure there was never a dull moment. As much as whole squid was working today, those who knew their way around the spros also did quite well. Mylar and spiining rigs also were working today. Quite a few short fluke and short sea bass and some sea robins as well kept things busy. A great day of weather and an excellent day of fishing with anglers walking off the boat with nice big bulging bags of fillets. Weather the next several days looks just great and the Gail Frances will be back out at it tomorrow with Capt. Rich ready to set sail at 7am. All pics today provided courtesy of Roger.
Half day fishing was just okay today. Plenty of shorts to bend the rods at times but the number of keepers was a bit less than we had hoped for. Wind against tide this morning and then wind and tide together this afternoon but never in the right balances. Still some nice keeper fluke to 3.5lbs on both trips. A 4lb sea bass won the morning pool and there seemed to be an equal mix of keeper fluke and keeper sea bass. Next brace of half days set for tomorrow with Capt. Mike at 8am and again at 1pm. Remember if you want a double dose of half day fishing, you can go on the second half day for $15 less! Also tomorrow, Wednesday, is Family Day meaning 2 adults and 2 kids can sail for $120 with rods, a savings of $30!!