The report from Capt. Rich as well as from first mate Chris was of another awesome day of fluke fishing with a big pile of sea bass mixed in. At least three dozen jumbos(fluke over 4lbs) today with the best of the lot around 9lbs. A scattering of big scup and some gator size blue fish over 10lbs was a nice addition to the fluke and sea bass bonanza. Amounts per angler varied wildly around the boat but needless to say there were a good number of limit catches and word was that spro jigs and bait rigs were both productive but that squid was not that hot today. Capt. Cory has formulated a spro sales suggestion in the office with a sample rigging example to aid new spro customers in picking out spros to get started. Another thing I would like to mention is that spros like any other fluke rig takes a bit of practice to fine tune. The tandem bait rig that I fished with for years on the 8am full day boat (shallow water rig less than 50ft of water) took me a few trips to get the hang of. Also I noticed that there were times when the rig was not as productive such as wind against tide or little to no drift and so on. Capt. Rich will be ready to set sail tomorrow at 7am aboard the Gail Frances.
No Striper or Combo trip tonight due to the weather. Plenty of room on tomorrow night’s trips so call to make a reservation or book online for the Striper until mid to late morning tomorrow.
There will be no more 8am to 3pm full day trips for the rest of the season per management. The 7am to 4pm full day sails daily until the start of Cod fishing September 15th and Full Day 8am to 3pm Porgy trips will be starting in the not too distant future on a date to be announced shortly.