Capt. Rich reported an outstanding day of fluke and especially sea bass fishing today. Capt. Rich found great drifting conditions and the fluke and sea bass responded heartily! Billy Tevere from NJ took the pool with a fat 28 inch 9lb slab and first mate Chris reported at least a dozen of the keeper fluke today in the JO category over 4lbs. A few anglers easily limited out on the fluke and a few others were close behind. Just about everyone however went home with a nice bunch of sea bass with many of the anglers aboard getting several nice sea bass apiece to take home. Hi hooks on the sea bass had upwards to 8 or 9 nice biscuits apiece. Some big porgies and a bunch of blue fish to top off the great catch of fluke and sea bass. Capt. Rich looks forward to another great day tomorrow with the Gail Frances setting sail at 7am.
Roger was elated to report that the 8am full day was excellent today as well. Capt. George really found the big sea bass today with several monsters at or over 5lbs brought to the safety of the net and many “net worthy” sea bass over 3lbs. In fact you might have thought you were on the 7am full day boat at times as there were so many big sea bass coming aboard. This was all very close to home too!! John Mizzone from CT had a great day easily buck tailing his way to limiting out on sea bass to 4lbs plus and icing three nice fluke. Another angler had 8 sea bass to 5lbs with 5 of them over 3lbs plus three good size fluke using whole squid. Capt. George himself had two sea bass that were 5lbrs and another over 3lbs plus a big fluke of 6lbs in between helping with the netting duties. Most anglers ended up with a nice bag of fish to take home in fact some of the bags were so full you would have thought they went on a great cod fish outing!! That’s correct, a few anglers had almost 15lbs of fillet to show for their effort today!! Most of the fluke taken today were 3 to 5lbs with a half dozen fish in the 6 to 7lb range but nothing bigger. Longtime regular Anthony who’s son sprod his way to four big fluke today and a few nice sea bass, way to go Anthony Jr!! There has been tremendous amounts of bait around recently and today’s catch showcased the kind of quality in fish that matches up with all the squid that has been teeming in the waters locally. Next week the 8am full day will sail Thursday and Friday so if interested please call the office and make a reservation. Photos today are courtesy of Jacqueline and posted courtesy of Roger.