Roger was pleased to report that the 8am to 3pm made it out today and found some serious slabs to over 8lbs and some excellent numbers of sea bass to 4lbs. Conditions the first half of the day were wind against tide so the pick was more relaxed but better movement in the afternoon turned the sea bass and fluke on in a big way with rods bent up and down the entire side of the Admiral Frances. Capt. George was pleased as the “last” drift of the day lasted just under 2hrs picking the whole way!! There was one full limit of sea bass and another fella who had nearly a dozen fine sea biscuits to go along with his fluke. Hi hook took home five keeper fluke to 8.5lbs. Everyone aboard took home a nice assortment of keeper fluke and nice size sea bass. The light crowd of anglers aboard enjoyed some beautiful summer weather with a refreshing breeze to keep the comfort level at a maximum to go along with the long soak time since we were fishing so close to home. Whole squid and spros did the biggest number on the sea bass today while spro buck tails and bait rigs were responsible for putting the most fluke on the deck of the Admiral Frances. A few blue fish to nearly ten pounds provided some additional excitement today. The 8am to 3pm full day boat will be offered as often as possible this summer and is a fine alternative choice of fluke and sea bass fishing for those who like to get up a bit later and get home a bit earlier. There will be no 8am boat on Sundays. Next week we are set to sail the 8am to 3pm full day boat Tuesday through Saturday. We do kindly ask that you give us a call to make a reservation for this trip. Pictures today taken courtesy of Roger.
Capt. Cory reported that the 7am full day trip was also very successful with a nice turnout of fluke and sea bass enthusiasts totaling nearly 300 combined fluke and sea bass for the day on the Gail Frances. The were no monster fluke with the biggest around 7lbs. A dozen or so other fluke over 5lbs. Hi hook on the fluke had 7 keepers with a few other anglers doing 4 or 5 nice keepers apiece. Buck tails were best for keepers on the fluke but the biggest of the fluke were taken on bait rigs. The sea bass were an even bigger story with nearly half of the sea bass taken on the boat at or better than 3 pounds!! Numerous big sea bass in the 5 to 5.5lb range. Longtime regular Norm caught more than 30 keeper size sea bass today himself only retaining 8 sea bass over 3lbs apiece and those sea bass made a nice compliment to his several keeper fluke. Andy from NJ had ten big sea bass in the 2.5 to 4lb range to go along with a few nice fluke. There were several other anglers with eight to ten sea bass apiece and quite a few that had around a half dozen or so nice sea bass apiece to take home. Those who fished whole squid had the best sea bass scores. Some nice scup up to 17 inches plus some nice blue fish ( Mr. Pak had a double header blue fish!!) to top off just another exceptional catch of fluke and sea bass. Capt. Rich looks forward to another beautiful weather forecast tomorrow and will be ready to set sail on the Gail Frances at 7am.