September 12th, Fishing Report

Saturday’s Marathon Trip

Today’s marathon was a good one.  The weather report was a a little dicey, but the day turned out a lot better than we hoped.  We drove out into a 3.5 ft sea coming out of the east, and a light wind.  

We have been seeing dogfish outside on our typical all day fishing grounds, so we decided to fish closer to home.  We started out 14 miles from home; it was a great decision.  We covered all of 5 miles of bottom through the entire day. We made only 5 stops over 8 hours of fishing.  The whole boat had over 250 keepers on board by the end of it.  The majority were healthy haddock, but we also caught nice codfish, Pollock and cusk.  The pool winner was a 15lb Pollock.  It was a very productive day.  
Don’t forget, we have 3 more weeks of being able to keep some codfish.  Weekends are either full, or almost full. 
For reservations please call us at 978 559 1978.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

September 2nd & September 3rd, Fishing Reports

September 2nd, 3/4 Day Fishing & Thursday, September 3rd, All Day Fishing Reports

We have been running 3/4 day trips on Wednesdays every week, from 8 to 2. Offering a shorter trip for those who aren’t interested in being on the water for a full day or longer.

This weeks Wednesday trip was a little tough. With a steady 15 kt wind, we had to contend with a 3 to 4 ft sea all through the trip. The rough sea conditions make it difficult to feel the bottom, and know when you’re getting a bite. We did manage to boat some nice haddock, cusk and redfish.

Thursday’s all day trip was the polar opposite of Wednesday. The dogfish outside have been kind of thick, so we decided to stay a little closer to home; 17 miles on a piece of bottom we call straw hat. It was a good choice. The wind was so light, we drifted for hours, maintaining a steady pick of haddock the entire time. With a few decent Pollock and cusk to top the day off, everyone went home with plenty of fish.

September is looking very busy, with a lot of trips already booked up. Make sure you call asap to reserve a spot, otherwise you may not get the chance.

Winter is coming fast, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the last of summer before it’s gone.

For reservations please call 978 559 1978.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

August 12th, 3/4 Day Fishing Report

Wednesday, 3/4 Day Fishing Report

What an awesome day to be on the water.  We ran our first 3/4 day trip of the season today, and it was a big success. 

The weather was beautiful, 10kts of southerly wind and a 1 to 2 foot chop.  The crowd was light (less than 20), which made for distancing and fishing accommodations.  We anchored the boat in 200 feet of water, 8 miles east of Gloucester.  The bite started instantly, with healthy haddock coming over the rail for a solid hour. The bite slowed down through the slack tide, but picked up again on the other side of the change.  All told, we managed to put approximately 60 fish on the boat, with a number of throwbacks as well. 

Next 3/4 day trip is Wednesday, the 19th, from 8am – 2pm.  If you have the opportunity to fish during the week, take advantage of our limited fishing trips this year.  It makes for a very pleasurable fishing experience.  

For reservations please call us at 978 559 1978.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

 

 

 

 

August 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th Fishing Reports

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday fishing reports

Apologies for not getting fishing reports out for each day this week.  We fished Thursday through Sunday, all 4 days were full day trips.  

Thursday and Friday were very hard days of fishing.  With the full moon on Tuesday, the tide was screaming for the beginning of our weekend. We managed to catch some fish, but it was very slow going.  Friday was the worse of the 2 days by far though. We covered a lot of miles throughout the day, as well as alternating between drifting and anchor. Nothing worked well.  
Saturday and Sunday were far different stories though.  
The tide finally settled down on Saturday.  The little breeze in the morning caused us to anchor, with only mild success fishing wise. By mid day, there was so little wind that we ended up drifting in approximately 250 ft of water. For 2 hours we had a great bite that produced a big number of haddock.  
Today, there was too much wind to effectively drift.  We made 4 anchor stops before noontime, catching fish sporadically around the boat.  True to form from the previous day, the bite strengthened steadily for the last couple of hours.  The day added up to good fishing. 
Trips have been filling quickly with our reduced capacity to remain covid-safe, so call for reservations. 

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

July 30th, & July 31st Fishing Reports

THURSDAY, JULY 30TH

Thursdays trip was a full boat at 25 people. The day was hot, with very little moving air on the water.  The fishing was on the slower side, even though the dogfish finally gave us a decent break from their trouble.  We managed to scratch out a day, with some fishermen getting up to 6 or 7 keepers each.  Although the fishing was slow, with the couple of families we had on the boat, we really enjoyed the day; and managed to go home with dinner for all.

FRIDAY, JULY 31ST

Fridays trip started off slow in the morning. The wind was negligible, which allowed us to drift all day. We started on western tillies, working our way east throughout the day.  By mid morning, the bite started to pick up. The afternoon was great fishing, with lots of haddock and cusk coming over the rail in good numbers.  We averaged about 8 keepers per person throughout the boat, with some of the more experienced anglers hitting the 15 haddock mark.  A cusk around 10lbs won the pool. A great day of fishing. 

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

July 24th, 25th, & 26th, Weekend Wrap-Up

Friday’s Marathon, Saturday & Sunday All Day Fishing

Sorry for the prolonged silence on the fishing reports to all who look for them.  The temperature has gone up in the air, and the eater. We’ve definitely seen an influx of dogfish in the area, but other than one day in the last two weeks, they have been very manageable. Haddock fishing has been steady, and when the dogs have been thickest, we have spent some time hunting redfish and cusk to top off the haddock catch.

Our last trip was Sunday the 26th, and a good day was had by all. We spent the day on a piece of bottom just shy of tillies ledge to the east.  It’s a harder piece of bottom, causing some lost sinkers throughout the day. However, it proved to be very productive, and held very little dogfish.  The average for the boat was about 6 keepers per person, with the more experienced anglers catching upwards of 10 a piece.

And for that super serious angler, we are offering a super marathon trip.  Leave the dock at 11pm, return the following evening at 8pm.  This is an overnight trip that allows for a double the catch.  

Next super marathon is Sunday, August 23rd, through Monday, August 24th. 

For more information on this trip and others, or to make a reservation, please call us at 978 559 1978.  

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

 

July 4th, 2020

Saturday, July 4th! Fishing Report

Happy independence day from the Lady Sea and her crew. 

It was an great 4th on the boat today. The day started out with a decent sea on in the morning, caused by a northeast wind.  However, the day got nicer before we even reached the fishing grounds. The anglers on board averaged 9 keepers per person, with the more experienced pushing between 10 and 12. We found the fish in 260ft of water out on tillies ledge, and had to contend with some running tide for most of the day.  The weather cleared up even more, and it turned into a beautiful day to be on the water. 

Remember, due to covid-19, trips have a limited capacity and are filling up fast.  For reservations please call us at  978 559 1978.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

 

June 26th, Fishing Report

Thursday, June 26th-All Day Fishing

Another killer day of fishing aboard the Lady Sea.  It was a bit windier today, putting an end to yesterday’s awesome drift. However, the fish still responded well on the anchor. Our first 2 stops were in 230 ft of water, on southern Tillies. The bite was average in the early morning before the tide change. The following 2 stops were a little deeper, about 250 ft. After the tide change the bite was heavy, and well spread out around the boat. We averaged 9 keepers per person, with every group on the boat going home with nice bags of fillets. 

 

Remember……. we are running limited trips due to covid-19, trips fill up fast.  For reservations please call us at 978 559 1978.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

June 25th, Fishing Report

Thursday, June 25th, All Day Fishing Report

A good day was had by all on the Lady Sea today.  5 kts of westerly wind gave us the perfect opportunity to drift around all day. Although the boat was moving a little quick, the customers got the hang of the technique fast and produced good numbers.

We averaged about 10 keepers per person, exclusively haddock. We did see some decent cod fish as well (all released safely).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

 

 

June 19th, Marathon Fishing Report

Marathon Fishing – June 19th

Todays marathon was a good one, and brought much better results than Thursdays all day trip. 

We started our day 22 miles ESE of Gloucester, in about 265 feet of water. The bite was average for the first few stops of the day, not hot and heavy, but steady.  Right after the tide change, around 10am, the bite picked up very well. The boat averaged 7 keepers per person.

However, the more experienced anglers pushed 12 to 15 keepers a piece. Good weather and good fishing; that’s what it’s all about. 

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW