We will be taking tomorrow and thursday off to get ready for the thanksgiving holiday. The weather has also been a killer with winds gust in the 30mph range posted everyday. Fishing has been great and we are ready to get back out there. We are still sailing everyday weather permitting. We hope everyone gets there fill of turkey and comes down to join us of the weekend to get in on some red hot fishing.
Captain Rich reported very solid day on the sea bass grounds. With the nice weather we took the ride down to the ledge. We had good fishing but the cod was on the slower side but the sea bass was the start of the show. Full boat limit with many keepers released to swim another day. Biggest fish on the day was 10 pounds. Sailing tomorrow at 7am
Captain Greg reported very solid fishing on the blackfish grounds. High hook caught 15 keepers(orl) and they released all fish over 7 pounds. Just a few fish shy of the full limits but we had enough shorts to keep rods bent all trip long. Pool fish was in the 9s. No trip tomorrow and keeping an eye on the upcoming week.
Captain Frank was at the helm of the Frances on a private charter and reported very good fishing. The action was down right dumb with the amount of sea bass that were caught. Everything was on jigs and double headers all around. Some nice codfish in the mix to 10 pounds. After the sea bass limit we hit a rock pile and it was lights out black fishing we ended with a boat limit and lots of shorts. The group of 5 anglers boated over 300fish for the trip!!! Some dates left in November and December.
Both boats will be back on the fishing grounds tomorrow. The weather looks amazing. Reservations are booked online at Francesfleet.com
Captain Greg reported an OK day on the tog grounds. We had the wind earlier then planned and swell to deal with. The anglers the figured out the touch conditions were treated to good fishing. High hook managed 10 keepers(orl) and over 50 shorts. Jigs seemed to be the best today which was strange for the tough conditions. No trips tomorrow with the west gale tonight.
NO trips tomorrow due to the weather.
The weather looks great for tomorrow and we plan on sailing the blackfish boat at 6am and the cod boat at 7am. Reservations are booked online at francesfleet.com
Captain Rich reported solid fishing the last 2 day on the sea bass grounds. We had great group of anglers on both days who filled coolers. Easy sea bass limits around the boat with fish to 5 pounds. Plenty of scup to 3 pounds and cod to 15 pounds filled out catches. Jigs and bait produced very well.
Captain Greg reported more good fishing on the blackfish grounds. We worked some new area and founds pile of keepers and shorts to work on. Near boat limits on every trip with some anglers reporting catching upwards of 50 fish on some trips. Biggest fish has been just shy of 9 pounds. this week looks great and plan on fishing everyday
Captain Rich reported a very good day on the fall grounds. We had an easy full boat limit of sea bass and a good showing of cod. The dog we had in the beginning of the week seemed to have moved out and the bottom dwellers are back in control. Sea bass to 5 pounds, scup to 3 pounds and cod to the mid teens. Sailing tomorrow morning at 7am
Captain Greg reported a good day on the blackfish grounds. Near full boat limit of blackfish and hundreds of shorts to keep rods bent. High hooks caught over 10 keepers(orl) and other were stuck catching shorts all day. Sailing tomorrow morning at 6am.
Both Boats will be back on the grounds tomorrow morning. Only a few more spots left to be booked online.
Captain rich reported a decent catch on the full day mixed bag trip. We had a good showing of cod, sea bass and scup. Everyone who stuck at the rail managed a good pile of scup to 3 pounds and sea bass to 5 pounds. Only a few fish off the boat limit. Back at it tomorrow at 7am
We will be sailing one boat tomorrow for cod and sea bass.
Captain Greg reported a limit catch on the blackfish ground. It took all day to weed through the shorts but we did what we had to do. High hook catch 15(orl) with some catching upwards of 50 shorts. Some sea bass in the mix and one nice cod. rigs and jigs both produced well.