Oh what a winter it has been. It’s been a very warm winter but that means lots of wind. It looks like it may die out tomorrow but then puff again on the weekend. We plan on sailing tomorrow at 6am. Reservations are booked online at Francesfleet.com
Looking for a few more for tomorrows cod trip at 6am. Looks like a little rain but no wind in the forecast. Reservations must be made before 5pm tonight. FrancesFleet.com
Weather looks great for the next 2 days. Come on down and fill your freezer before the end of the sea bass and tog season. Sailing our winter combo special at 6am for seabass, cod, and big deep water tog. IF your still looking for your DD this year only a few more fishable days. Get fresh fish for your holiday dinners!!!
Weather is looking great for tomorrow and we plan on the blackfish boat. reservations are booked online at francesfleet.com Please book before 530pm Saturday weather looks like we will be tied to the dock.
Been taking a few days off from the blackfish but the big ones didnt want to leave us alone. We been fishing the Sialnd for sea bass and cod and found DD tog both days. Mondays big one was close to 12 pounds and Tuesdays was 16lbs on the scale. We had boat limits of sea bass and some cod mixed in on the local rocks and wrecks. We will be sea bassing until December 31 and more cod seem to be showing up every day as well. Water tempatures are still in the 50s.
Sailing Blackfish tomorrow morning at 6am.
The Lady Frances will be sailing tomorrow morning at 6am for black. Captain Cole reported a good pick all day and ended just shy of a limit. The morning we were plagues with small tog and sea bass. We made a longer move and the last 2 drops produced well. Biggest fish on the day was over 10lb that was released. Some other fish in the 5-7lb range. Jigs and rigs worked well. If you have any questions about jigging the office is open and stocked up with jigs and jigging set ups.
Captain Rich reported a good day on the sea bass grounds. An easy limit of sea bass to 6 pounds with alot of catch and release. Jigs and bait worked very well. Some nice cod up 35″(released). Sailing everyday at 7am by reservation.
The weather looks great for tomorrow and we will be sailing both boats tomorrow at 6am and 7am. Reservations are booked online at francesfleet.com
Captain Rich reported a slammer day on the sea bass grounds. We took the ride to the ledge and founds piles of black gold waiting for us. Anglers were catching double headers left and right. One angler reported dropping down bare hooks with no bait and catching sea bass 2 at a time. Full boat limit of bombers. Some cod in the mix but we just think the sea bass got to the baits first
We would like to send out a big shout out for a happy 50th anniversary to Captain Frank Blount the founder and owner of the Frances Fleet. 50 years ago as a young teenager, riding his bike along the docks, he was offered a job on the first Gail Frances. He bought the boat when he was 19 and as they say the rest is history. It’s been many years of growth from that one boat to a fleet of now five boats with several boats come and go . There has been so many wonderful experiences and a heck of a lot of fish have been caught with the Frances Fleet with Frank and many fine Captains at the helm. Over the years, the trips have ranged from the popular 1/2 day for fluke and seabass to full day , extended day, marathon and over night trips from 1-3 days . Cod, fluke , black seabass, tuna, swordfish, scup, pollack, hake , blackfish and more have come over the rails. The fleet has endured all kinds of weather and overwhelming at times fishery regulations and rules. Frank served on the NE Fisheries Management Council for an amazing 18 years fighting to protect the fish stocks and our rights to catch them. It’s been quite an amazing journey for the fleet led by Frank at the helm . Thank you and
Happy 50th Anniversary Capt Frank!
No trips tomorrow
Today was a solid bang up trip by Captain Cole. We worked a pretty tight zone and were treated to a full boat limit of fine fish. We spread the anchors wide in the south wind and kept the boat dialed in. Some figured it out right away and other took all day. This upcoming weekend looks great and spots should go quick.
We will be sailing tomorrow morning at 7am on the Gail Frances. The weather looks great and fishing has been solid. Plenty of room left with reservations booked online.