Capt. Cory and Capt. Matt reported that once again Capt. Rich put a hurt on the local fluke and sea bass today. Some anglers did better than others but needless to say there were a lot of full coolers by day’s end. At least a half dozen fluke limits today. No monsters today but a pair of fish in the 8lb range fought it out for bragging rights with longtime regular customer Bet from Jersey City, NJ edging out the pool for the day. A pic of Bet with the pool winner appears above today’s fishing report. Some truly exceptional sea bass fishing today as well with one angler not only getting his full limit of fluke but also getting a full limit of sea bass. There were several other anglers who were in the range of 8 to 11 big sea bass apiece to go along with all their fluke and many anglers who had an avg of a half dozen big sea bass apiece. In fact the crew commented on one group of anglers in the stern who all had ten to fifteen combined fluke and sea bass keepers apiece. There were many many sea bass in the four to five pound range. As one of our deckhands would say “net worthy” sea bass were more the norm!! Capt. Matt and Capt. Cory reported that all terminal gear seemed effective however the spros were particularly hot for quite a few anglers but once the drift picked up the bait rigs and whole squid rigs also produced well. Total take for the boat was not far from around 300 combined fluke and sea bass that stayed for the duration today on the Gail Frances. It was also stated there were plenty of shorts to keep anglers attentive at the rails. The weather could not have been better as well. Tomorrow sounds like another gorgeous summer day and Capt. Rich looks forward to setting sail on the Gail Frances at 7am.
We also are offering the 8am to 3pm trip now. The 8am to 3pm trip is set to sail tomorrow and then Tuesday through Saturday next week. This is also an excellent option for full day fishermen who want to get plenty of soak time but be home a bit earlier. The 8am to 3pm boat will focus on fluke but at times will also catch good numbers of sea bass as well. We would like to take reservations just in name, phone number and number of people expected to attend. For those who feel the turnout on the 7am boat may be a bit too enthusiastic for their liking this will provide a nice alternative opportunity to aid fluke and sea bass enthusiasts in putting some beautiful fillets in one’s cooler at the end of the day. Fishing has been quite good locally on some of the recent half days and this trip is usually long enough to fish through a portion of each tide cycle.
On a non fishing note, the weather looks awesome for the next several days. For anyone interested in some Tall Shipping we will offer an outing Monday July 9th for the Parade of Sails leaving at 10am and returning at 4pm. Tickets are $85. If interested call the office for more details and booking specifics.