Capt. Matt reported the 8am full day had a tougher day today on the whole. While there were two limit catches and one other angler who had a half dozen nice fluke to take home totaling three anglers who caught very well…however the rest of the boat did not fare so well. There was a good size heave on and we had wind against tide most of the day which may have explained why the fluke were so fickle. Not many sea bass around either today. Two of the anglers who did very well today from Westport CT were using peruvian spearing and fluke bellies while the other angler who caught well today used whole squid on a home made rig with no bells or whistles just the double hooked squid. The angler using whole squid also did not handle his rod today much as he left it in the rod holder and waited for a bite and then waited a bit longer before attempting the hook set. All the rigs with the bells and whistles and the spros were a no go today for reasons only known to the fluke, was it the swell?? Capt. Matt certainly tried his best and we drilled the same area that was the scene of the 4pm half day massacre the day prior. Some things the writer can tell his reading audience is that no matter how long or how much one fishes there will ALWAYS be things that do not make any sense and can just not be figured out.Biggest fluke today was just over 4lbs and biggest sea bass about the same. A few pics showcasing the few angler hi lights were taken and posted courtesy of Roger. The 8am full day boat is pegged to sail Thursday through Saturday next week.
The 7am full day report was of better fishing than yesterday. Longtime regular Cyrus had his limit of fluke plus some big sea bass while Mrs. Tompkins had several nice fluke and some impressive sea bass which culminated into one impressive big full bag of fillets. Well done Mr and Mrs. T!! A number of other anglers did well today with several nice fluke and at least a few nice sea bass apiece. More big sea bass in the three to four pound range today with a few up to five pounds. Also some better size fluke with sizes to just under 7lbs. On the 7am full day whole squid with no bells and whistles was the top producers as well. Again the spros and all the other fancy stuff was not so hot. Although the fish were a bit more spread out than on the 8am today, there were still noticeable differences around the boat as to how spread out the fish were. Everyday is different and it pays to have a wide array of tackle choices and an extra bait option to stay on top of the game at times. The Captains Tackle does carry boxes of whole squid and peruvian spearing for sale as well as frozen mackerel so these items can be picked up sale side when you get your tickets if interested. Capt. Rich also reported some nice size porgies and some either very small or rather gatorish blue fish to go along with the fluke and sea bass. Capt. Rich looks forward to more great weather tomorrow with the Gail Frances set to sail at 7am.
Capt. Chris reported the morning half day was very good with an excellent number of sea bass and with a few whoppers to 4lbs and a nice bunch of fluke to 5lbs. Tomorrow we offer half days at 8am and again at 4pm.
The combo is on its way out in a few minutes so look forward to a fresh report tomorrow morning and plenty of room remains on tomorrow night’s combo set to sail at 7pm so call the office if interested in booking.