Capt. Matt kept the excellent fishing from the 8am full day rolling right along yesterday for the 4pm sunset fluke trip. A great catch of nice fluke and a nice pile of big sea bass kept the half day anglers pleased through the evening. Anthony M from Providence and his group including Anthony Jr. iced 7 good size fluke and a mess of big sea bass. Due to the lack luster drift conditions the spros were generally the ticket last night. Well done Capt. Matt!!
First mate Troy was excited to tell me early this morning of the awesome squid fishing last night on the combo and an all around the boat crush on big black sea bass once anchored up. Not much to say about the fluke portion of the combo, they just did not bite due to the lack of drift. But the sea bass and squid were as aggressive as could be. There were at least a couple full limits of jumbo sea bass!! Sea bass in the 2 to 3.5 lb range were common place with the best well over 4lbs. Everyone went home with a nice mess of sea bass fillets. The sea bass were eating just about anything thrown at them whether it be squid and spearing, clams or fresh caught squid. A lot of small blue fish mixed in as well and none of the blue fish activity affected the squid or sea bass bite. For the squid, Troy him self had well over 100 pieces filling four fillet bags of squid of varying sizes but mostly big stuff. Double headers on the squid were the norm for those who fished for them. A pic of Troy with just a portion of his squid catch is posted above the update courtesy of Troy and Roger. So again there is loads of squid around and it is mid July!! Troy commented the squid fishing was as good if not better than anything experienced thus far this season! Next combo trip sets sail tonight at 7pm by reservation. Call the office to make a reservation if interested.
First mate Casey reported last night’s Striper trip to be slow. A handful of Stripers and a couple blue fish but that was about it. The Stripers just did not seem to be interested in eating. We try again tonight with the Lady Frances set to sail at 7pm with Capt. Ray.
Tomorrow’s cod trip is a go. We will have fresh clams. If interested call the office to book a reservation as there is plenty of room. Roger will have the office open at 4am Sunday Morning for check ins and tackle sales before the cod trip sets sail with Capt. Mike on the Lady Frances at 5am and a full detailed report will be posted when Roger gets back in from the cod trip later Sunday afternoon or evening.