Roger was pleased to report a nice mix of good size fluke to 8lbs and sea bass to 4lbs on the 8am full day. The bite, while not as hot as hoped for, was respectable and most of the light crowd of anglers aboard left with at least some dinner and some much more than that and a few with less. Whole squid was tops for the sea bass today. All terminal gear seemed effective for the fluke. Capt. Matt spro’d his way to the biggest fluke of the day with an 8lbr caught casting uptide thus taking advantage of the lackluster drift conditions. Several very large fluke were hooked and lost today before they could be seen and Roger commented that the one that broke his line at the knot three quaters of the way up felt like perhaps the biggest fluke he had ever hooked and Roger has certainly hooked a lot of fluke over the years!! A couple other nice JO fluke as well. Hi hook on the sea bass had close to a full limit. A blue fish and one big scup rounded out the day’s catch. Just a light crowd enjoyed picturesque sea conditions and plenty of elbow room on the 8am full day. A couple pics appear courtesy of Roger. Tomorrow we offer the 8am full day with Capt. Matt once again setting sail aboard the Admiral Frances.
Capt. Rich reported a tough day of fishing on the 7am full day. A handful or two of fluke to 5lbs, a fair number of sea bass, a couple porgies and a couple small blue fish was about all a moderate turnout of fluke and sea bass enthusiasts could muster up today. A few anglers had a fluke or two to take home and upwards to a half dozen sea bass apiece but that certainly wasn’t the average catch although most anglers did leave with enough for dinner. Not much drift today was perhaps the main culprit. Well at some point the bubble had to burst if even only for a day. Tomorrow is a new day and Capt. Rich will be setting sail on the Gail Frances at 7am.
The report from Capt. Chris was of a good half day AM with a nice mix of fluke and sea bass. Two half days tomorrow with one at 8am and the next at 4pm.