Roger reported that Capt. Rich hammered the fluke today on the 7am full day. There were two anglers who were limited out on the first drift shortly after 10am and both of those anglers wound up boating between 15 and 20 keepers apiece (orl). Mike from CT took the pool with a slab just over 10lbs while his brother who was not in the pool fishing the opposite end of the boat had a slab that would have given Mike’s fish a real run for the money. There were at least a half dozen other fluke over 6lbs, a dozen or so others over 4lbs. Today also had the lightest crowd we have had in nearly a month! At least half of the boat was easily limited out with many close behind and very very few of the anglers aboard getting less than four or five keepers apiece. Some slammer sea bass today but not in big numbers. Still several anglers had several nice jumbo sea bass apiece to take home. Biggest sea bass was around or just over 5lbs. Spros were the way to go today although all terminal gear was effective. All the big scores and most of the bigger fish fell victim to spro set ups. It looked like the set ups were predominately double small (less than an ounce) fished in a hi lo style or some combination thereof. See the crew for more details if necessary. Whole squid was not all that hot today and Roger even had some fresh local stuff from the other day and it certainly was not working any miracles today as the boat bait and spro set ups caught far better. For those who stayed away today because of wind or thunderstorm forecasts all I can say is that there was a very light southwesterly breeze and hazy hot sunshine all day. Tomorrow Capt. Rich again looks forward to another great day on the water and the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am. All pictures today provided courtesy of Roger.
Capt. Mike reported the local half days today were just fine. Fishing was much better on this morning’s and early afternoon trip than in some of the recent days when the best fishing seemed to be only on the evening outings. Nothing big but nice fluke to nearly 4lbs and at least a few good size sea bass and good numbers of shorts kept anglers attentive at the rails. Three half days offered tomorrow with trips set to sail at 8am, 1pm and 4pm. Remember two back to back half days will get you a $15 discount off the second one and Monday is also Family Day when two adults and two children can go for $120 with rod rentals (a savings of $30!!).