Friday, August 25th, 2017 Fishing Report

Friday, August 25th, 2017

It was another nice day on the north Atlantic. The sea conditions were a little bumpy around 3 ft out of the north. Our first stop was kind of a mess. We anchored the boat, but the tide was running hard and made the fishing tough. On our second stop we decided to try drifting. It worked out well. We spent the rest of the day drifting in anywhere from 230 ft to 300 ft of water. We had 2 big wolffish that were released unharmed. The average was about 6 keeper haddock per person, with some people having as many as 15. A 8lb cusck won the pool for the day. All in all, a great day of fishing.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

Wednesday, August 23rd, Half Day Fishing

August 23rd, 2017 Half Day Fishing Trip

The afternoon half day trip was another fun excursion on a beautiful day. The weather was perfect, with a 2 ft sea and 10 kts of mild wind. The boat was full of families out to enjoy the ocean. We managed to scrape together some haddock and red fish to bring home for dinner. We also had some nice cod fish that were released unharmed. The fishing was spectacular, but with no dogfish, the experience was great for everyone. 
Check the schedule on the website and get out here soon, the end of the season is coming quickly.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Friday, August 18th, 2017 3/4 Day Trip

Today’s 8am to 2pm, 3/4 day trip was another good one. The weather was not perfect, with 15kts of southerly wind and around 3ft seas. But despite the weather, the Lady Sea produced over 60 keepers. The good haddock fishing to the east continued, complimented by a decent amount of Pollack and red fish. The best part, no dogs to be seen.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

August 18th, 2017 Fishing Report

Friday, August 18th, 3/4 Day Fishing Trip

Today’s 8am to 2pm, 3/4 day trip was another good one. The weather was not perfect, with 15kts of southerly wind and around 3ft seas. But despite the weather, the Lady Sea produced over 60 keepers. The good haddock fishing to the east continued, complimented by a decent amount of Pollack and red fish. The best part, no dogs to be seen.
Check the schedule on the website and get out here soon, the end of the season is coming quickly. 

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 Fishing Report

August 16th, 2017

Today’s all day trip was a mix and match pick of a day. We started off in shallow water just short of Tillies, and caught some decent haddock at a slow pace. Throughout the day, we moved south and east, trying 5 different stops. Pollack and cusk made up the rest of the days catch, along with 2 wolf fish, around 20 lbs that were released. With around 120 keepers and beautiful weather, the day was a success. Check out our schedule, and come on out before the haddock season comes to a close in mid September.

From the Deck of the Lady Sea
Captain Mike & Crew

Week Ending August 13, 2017

August 9th – 13th, 2017 Fishing Report

August fishing at it’s finest. The weather has been calm, the sun has been hot, and the fishing has been good. Some trips have been more productive than others, but overall, we have been getting a nice pick of haddock, cusk, pollock and redfish. The dog fish problem from a couple weeks ago seem to have subsided, though we still get a few, it’s much more manageable. The number of big cod have also dwindled as they seek shelter in the cooler deep water before the fall spawning season. As is usually the case in August, the fish spread out, the balls of bait disperse and we all think about how great the spring haddock fishing was. We should expect to see more blue sharks in the coming weeks which can pose another challenge. Bait still rules over jigs. Cool sightings this week include ocean sunfish, dolphins, football size tuna busting the surface, and a leatherback turtle swimming like he just escaped the aquarium. The best part of summer fishing, you never know what you will see next.

 

From the Deck of the Lady Sea
Captain Mike & Crew

 

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 Fishing Report

Thursday July 27th….. 3/4 Day Charter

A cool overcast day with a few sprinkles and a brisk SW breeze greeted us in Gloucester Harbor as we passed through the Blyman cut bridge. It was a comfortable day, though some patrons were yearning for warmer weather that didn’t come. I would say some were slightly under dressed for the weather, but toughed it out. The fishing was very good all day with a steady pick of all species. Keeper haddock, pollock and cusk. A 9 lb cusk was our largest fish of the day, not including the 12 lb cod and a hundred or so big dog fish that were caught and released.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

 

July 21st, 22nd & 23rd Fishing Reports

Friday, July 21st, Full Day Fishing

Busy day on deck for the crew, fighting through the dog fish, dealing with the moon current tangles, and keeping everyone fishing. Some people had big full burlaps, others had a few to take home, and some were just snake bit by dog fish. I saw a few double header dog fish come over the rail which is just another reason to fish 1 hook this time of year. We had our first blue shark sighting of the year, so we are almost in full August mode. There is a ton of life on the all day fishing grounds, it just takes a little luck and a ton of work to fight through the dogs.

Saturday July 22nd,  3/4 Day and Half Day Fishing.

The morning was a typical 3/4 day trip with a variety of fish coming over the rail at a steady pace. Again, we were haunted by the dog fish but we were able to get some of the targeted fish on the deck including haddock, cusk, Pollock and red fish. An 8lb Pollock stole the pool from a 6 lb cusk. By the way, the stretch of weather we have been having may be decreasing the bite a little, but has been perfect for going fishing.

The afternoon 1/2 day trip was a charter and the weather couldn’t have been more favorable for a boat ride. The inshore 1/2 day grounds have not been very productive the last few trips, so we decided to go back to where we had fished in the morning in hopes of the bite still being there. It’s a little longer steam, but is usually worth it. We were drift fishing, so we had a few more tangles, but the dog fish were not too bad. The short duration of a half day trip does not allow for much scouting and searching, as luck would have it on the day, the fish just weren’t interested in our offering in the afternoon. We scraped up a few fish, mostly red fish.

Just as a public service announcement to all that sailed with us Saturday. There is always something with a boat! Thank you for your patience, we discovered a small leak in our generator that limited our use of electricity, though all the necessary electronics were unaffected, the ‘luxury’ items such as the microwave, beer cooler, saltwater hose pump, and toilet flushing abilities were impacted. The crew did a great job improvising to limit customer impact and the trips went with out a hitch. This issue did not have any impact on our fishing, our safety, or ability to service the customer. Thanks again for being patient. The problem has been resolved.

Sunday, July 23rd………..

We had two trips scheduled with 3/4 full boats for both trips. When we left the dock, everything seemed fine, but once we got around the break water, we were greeted by a steady NE wind of 15 knots with a sea that had built to over 4 feet. This is fish-able and some boats did very well as it was a great jigging and biting wind. Our customers were not that thrilled with the adventure, so we packed it in early and canceled the afternoon trip. Four feet is not bad, but the spacing of the waves were only 5-6 seconds which compounds the discomfort. We took a hit financially, but for the experience, enjoyment and comfort, we made the right decision for the customer.

This week’s schedule:
Wednesday, July 26th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Friday, July 21st, All Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Saturday, July 29th, 3/4 Day & Half Day Fishing
Sunday, July 30th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

 

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 Fishing Report

Thursday, July 20Tth Who Let The Dogs Out?!?

Today we had a 3/4 day fishing trip charter with beautiful weather once again. The ocean was like glass, very light winds and warm temperatures. The fishing was tough. There were plenty of fish to be caught, but getting through the dog fish was a great challenge. We managed to get some haddock, a nice cusk and a nice Pollock, but the dogs proved to win todays battle. We made a number of moves, but the dogs kept right with us, such can be summer fishing. A suggestion to all, it’s the time of year where we recommend 1 hook fishing. Fishing 2 hooks results in an increased number of tangles, increased chance of dog fish, which results in damaged terminal gear and lost fishing time.

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FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

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