The temperature might be dropping as December rolls on, but the fishing is still hot. Captain Matt reports last Sunday’s trip, December 4th, showed some really decent fishing. Limits of cod, up to 20lbs for some anglers, with most getting 4 to 5 fish a piece. Plenty of seabass and porgies as well. Tuesday’s trip showed beautiful weather but was kind of a grind compared to Sunday’s trip. Everyone had a cooler full, but you really had to work at it. Capt. Greg had the helm for Thursday’s trip and once again, had calm weather. Everyone was having a great day, picking away on all 3 species. As the morning went on, we anchored on a nice pile of codfish and had a real decent 2-hour flurry. Everyone on board had 7 to 10 cod a piece and their limits of sea bass with, again, a good mix of porgies. Friday’s trip was canceled due to high winds. Saturday, despite having to put up with some wind was again a decent day. Limits of seabass and everyone getting a few cod. High hook was 9 again, with some scup mixed in. Sunday’s trip hadCapt. Matt reporting beautiful, calm weather, but a lot of boats for this time of year and a little bit of grind compared to Saturday’s trip. “We’re picking away at a 1 drop spot so far, but I’m not leaving fish to find fish.” Overall, a great mid-December day!
Heather from the office reminds everyone that we are sailing from Stonington, and planning on sailing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as long as the weather permits. We’ll also add some weekday trips when we can. Be sure to check the website and Facebook for updates.
Capt. Greg reports that weather is the determining factor this time of year, and lately, we’ve had more than our fair share of trip-stopping winds. This past Friday, December 2nd, and Saturday, December 3rd were both, unfortunately, canceled due to blustery westerly gales and rough sea conditions. Sunday, December 4th, it finally let go and we had a nice calm day and some great fishing. A lot of nice big green cod on the first drop, with a good mixture of big sea bass and porgies. Really couldn’t ask for a nicer December day. Unlike last Sunday, dogfish weren’t a problem today, with only a handful being caught. As of this report, Capt. Matt is still out and has the whole afternoon left to fish. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see the results of the entire trip. We will be sailing Friday, Saturday, and Sundays regularly, with a few midweek days randomly included, depending on the weather.
As always, we want to provide you with enjoyable and productive fishing trips and we ask for your patience and understanding when we, unfortunately, have to cancel a trip or two due to high winds. We want to go as much as you do, but it’s all weather dependent at this time of year.
Heather reports from the office customers now have the ability to make reservation and purchase your tickets on-line- check the website for details. Don’t forget, we also have gift certificates available for the holidays- a perfect gift!
Capt. Greg of the Blackhawk reports that Friday, the 25th and Saturday, the 26th showed us some nice November weather and hot fishing. Decent amounts of big scup, and full boat limits of jumbo sea bass were enjoyed by all. Some nice green codfish were also added to the mix, with some anglers getting two to three each, ranging up to 20 lbs. The cod were spitting up a lot of herring, which is a good sign to see. Hardly any dogfish were seen on these two days; although there are a lot of ’em around in other places. Weekly regular Henry D from Ludlow, Vermont came both Friday and Saturday and easily had his limit of jumbo seabass both days, with some nice cod too.
As of this writing, Sunday’s trip, the 27th, is still out fishing with Capt. Matt at the helm. The weather is not perfect as yesterday’s was, with a stiff northwest wind blowing 15-20 mph. The weather decides all at this time of year. If you’re planning on coming on any of these upcoming trips, the tip is to dress warm and bring extra clothes. Boots, gloves, and oilers are a must.
“The dogfish are more prominent today, unfortunately,” reports Capt. Matt. “Spots we fished just yesterday with excellent cod and sea bass are showing a lot of dogs today. We’ve had to go into the ‘seek and destroy mode’ on the other areas. The last drop was good with a good multi-species mix of scup, sea bass and cod.”
Heather from the office wants again to remind everyone trips are by reservation only, with a limited number of anglers. We are planning on fishing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with some weekday trips added in when the weather permits. Call for your spot and check our website for details. Be sure to follow us on FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram for great photos, videos and up to the minute reports.