Monday, July 25th, 2016 All Day Fishing

Monday July 25th, 2016 All Day Charter

Today we had a full day charter.  Nice group of people that have been with us in the past.  The great weather, great fishing, and great catching continues. There is not much more to add, a good number of good size haddock, pollock, and cusk were caught today.

Check out our facebook page to see fun pictures of the lucky anglers who caught some hefty bags of fish!

Our next open boat trip is Friday, All Day Fishing from 7am – 4pm.  Give us a call at 978 559 1978 to make your reservation.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

 

 

 

Sunday July 24, 2016 Fishing Report

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Today we had a ½ day trip from 1:30 to 6 pm. The ride to the fishing grounds was uneventful, sunny skies, smooth sailing. What makes these trips fun is when children are aboard and they catch their first career fish. We had 2 kids on today, both caught their first career strippers before we left the dock, they caught the first haddock of their lives and one caught his first cod in the deeper water. The fishing was good, the catching of legal fish was a little slow, we did manage a few keeper haddock, whiting, and mud hake. The elusive cod made their presence known, but not the green eyed spiny dogfish. Sunday funday.

This week we will spend a few days on boat maintenance, and hope to run the following trips……..

Friday, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Sunday, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Sunday, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm

Please call us at 978 559 1978 for Reservations.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

Saturday July 23, 2016 Fishing Report

Saturday July 23, 2016

Morning 3/4 day trip sails from 7am to 1pm. The weather was very warm and sunny, but better than being on land. We had a slight breeze from the south with about a 2 foot sea, good sailing weather. Today’s trip is the best 3/4 day trip I can remember in terms of fish being caught, keepers being caught, very few dog fish, some nice cod. There was always fish coming over the rail. The most fish caught were haddock, with some of the largest we have seen this year on the inshore grounds, nice size redfish, some 24-26″ cod, and a fresh sign of more keeper pollock moving in. We had many pollock in the 3-6 lb class today. A 6 lb pollock won the biggest fish honors. My only question is, where did all the cusk go? We haven’t seen one in a couple trips.Only a handful of dogfish. After making a move, we anchored up and the bite died. Then a pod of white sided dolphins swam right around the boat, a great treat for all aboard, some jumping clear out of the water. As soon as the dolphins moved on, the bite picked up again and more legal fish were landed. Really a great trip.

The afternoon 1/2 day trip good for catching fish, but not too good for landing ‘keeper’ fish. The most prevalent species caught today was our friend the Atlantic Codfish. The most codfish we caught on any trip in the last 3 weeks. And they ranged in size from tiny up to 10 lbs. We did land a smattering of legal haddock, a big whiting, and a couple redfish. Still better than being on land and a fun day for those aboard. We arrived at the dock just in time, as heavy weather passed through an hour after tying the lines.

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FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL US AT 978 559 1978

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

Wednesday, July 20th, 3/4 Day Fishing

Wednesday July 20, 2016     3/4 Day Fishing

Today we left the dock for a ¾ day trip under breezy sunny skies. The wind was blowing out of the north, but did not create anything uncomfortable, we sat perfectly on the anchor and there were very few signs of seasickness. The fishing and catching was very good from start to finish.

The catch included a good redfish catch, more Pollock than we have been seeing lately, and many good size haddock. The haddock count was 1 keeper for every sub legal fish. We had very few nuisance fish (cod and dogs) today. The pool winner was a last stop end of the trip 6 lb Pollock proving once again, fish to the final buzzer. There was action all around the boat for the entire trip today, one of our best ¾ trips of the year.

We have weekend trips scheduled for the following dates and times……..

Saturday, July 23rd, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Saturday, July 23rd, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm
Sunday, July 24th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Sunday, July 24th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm

For reservations please call us at 978 559 1978.

From The Deck of The Lady Sea
Captain Mike & Crew

July 15, 16 & 17th, 2016 Weekend Wrap-Up

Friday, July 15 Marathon

A steady pick from start to finish. It was a nice day to be on the water, the fishing was good, the catching was good,
and everyone seemed to have a good time.

 

Saturday July 16

Saturday 3/4 day trip was very similar to many trips this year, a steady pick. The ¾ day grounds continue to produce a good mix of bottom fish with a cusk taking pool honors.  The anglers that tend their lines, change their bait frequently, and take instruction, usually have the best success. The dog fish were a nuisance again and we strongly suggest, fishing 1 baited hook as close to bottom as possible.

 

Sunday July 17

Sunday full boat ½ day fishing was a very pleasant surprise. We found a nice pick of fish, some very nice cod that of course were released alive, a couple nice 7 lb cusk, a couple big redfish,  and a bunch of keeper haddock. Most notably, very few dog fish. Our best ½ day trip of the year so far.

Schedule for this week is:

Wednesday, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Friday, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Saturday, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Saturday, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm
Sunday, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Sunday, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm

For reservations please call us at 978 559 1978.

From The Deck of The Lady Sea
Captain Mike & Crew

Weekend Wrap-up July 9th & 10th, 2016

Saturday July 9, 2016

In the morning, we had a group of 17 anglers visiting for a bachelor party. The weather was better than we expected, a little left over roll from Friday’s blow, but very comfortable. We had a few showers around, but nothing to prevent us from completing the trip. The fishing was good, we hit found some nice redfish on the first stop. The second spot had more haddock, of the small variety, with a few keepers mixed in along with some mud hake and whiting. The last spot we found a couple pollock, more redfish, and the green eyed dog fish. Good time had by all, except for the couple that were still suffering from the night before.

Sunday July 10, 2016

Full day charter. One of the crew’s favorite charters of the year. We were at max capacity in terms of numbers of people and riders for this corporate function and the ocean had picked up a 2 to 4 foot swell that we pounded into to the fishing grounds. It was overcast and misty to start the morning, but eventually it became party sunny. There were quite a few people that found these conditions not to their liking.

The fishing was good, but the catching of the desired species was only ok. We caught a little bit of everything, haddock, cod, cusk, redfish, pollock, but caught a lot of dog fish. We would stop on a place, the haddock bite would start, and the dogs would take over. We worked through them, around them as best we could, the more experienced anglers produced decent bags of fish, the less experienced produced tangles. Probably our worst day in terms of dogfish of the year, hopefully they are passing through to inshore grounds.

It’s going to be a great weekend.  We have the following trips available:

Saturday, July16th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am-1pm
Saturday, July 16th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm-6pm

Sunday, July 17th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Sunday, July 17th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm-6pm

For reservations, please call 978 559 1978.

From the Deck of the Lady Sea
Captain Mike & Crew

 

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Thursday July 7, 2016 Back from RI

This group had such a great time on their first charter in June, they came back and did it again. Unfortunately, the ocean did not cooperate for many passengers. The weather was nice, but a NE flow created some rocking motion to the boat and that did not settle well with the contents of people’s stomachs. So half the group was out of the action for most of the day.

The fishing was good, would have been better if more lines were in the water. Haddock, cod and dogfish graced our deck. Cods and dogs were returned to the ocean unharmed. The fishing and catching has been very productive over the last 6 weeks, the weather has become summer like, and we are available for open boat trips and charters, just give us a call at 978 559 1978.

From the Deck of the Lady Sea
Captain Mike & Crew

 

Monday, June 27th, 2016 Fishing Report

Monday June 27 The BEAT CONTINUES

Monday we hosted a veteran’s group on a full day fishing day. A group of 50, slightly larger than what we like to take, but we couldn’t say no to this group. Because of the forecast, we went slightly south of where we have had most of our recent success so that the seas were more on our stern for the ride home. It was still bumpy, but comfortable enough to enjoy the beautiful weather.

The fishing and catching was very good, with a good number of large haddock, for a change, very few cod, but still getting hit by dog fish. Due to the number of anglers and the sea condition, we had a few more tangles than normal which kept the catch rate down a bit. ADVICE: This time of year, one sinker, one hook, one piece of bait is all you need to catch fish. Multiple hooks increase tangle chances considerably and higher hooks tend to get more dog fish. Both those situations will reduce the actual time your hook is in the water catching desirable fish…

 

We are now off to Bristol RI for their 4th of July activities where the Lady Sea will serve as the tender boat for the  USS Arlington (LPD-24), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Arlington, Virginia, the location of the Pentagon. Like her sister ships, USS New York and Somerset, she is named in commemoration of the 11 September 2001 attacks. Steel taken from the Pentagon after the 11 September attacks is displayed aboard in the ship’s museum.

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The USS Arlington honors the 184 victims and the thousands of emergency,
fire and rescue personnel of Arlington County and localities in the
National Capital Region who provided critical emergency assistance after the attack.

The Navy will be offering free tours of the USS Arlington this weekend.  Please call the Bristol Coast Guard Station at 401 253 9585 for the schedule.

 

Our regular fishing schedule will resume on Friday, July 8th.

Friday, July 8th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Saturday, July 9th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm-6pm
Wednesday, July 13th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Wednesday, July 13th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm-6pm
Thursday, July 14th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Friday, July 15th, MARATHON TRIP 5AM – 5PM
Saturday, July 16th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Saturday, July 16th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm-6pm
Sunday, July 17th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Sunday, July 17th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm-6pm

From The Deck of the Lady Sea
Captain Mike & Crew

 

 

Friday, June 24th, 2016 All Day Fishing

Fishy Friday Full Day Fishing Fun, June 24, 2016

According to many of the regulars that we have come aboard, this may have been our best full day trip in 2 or 3 years.

“Best day I’ve had in at least 2 yrs.  Not only that, the people fishing were great. ( maybe because of the amount of fish) Perfect weather”.

The first stop was an anchor stop that lasted 2 hours of good size haddock. Eventually the dog fish took over and we moved on, but much of the catching was in the bag. We made a couple more moves, caught more haddock and cusk along with a couple Pollock in the mix. It was a beautiful day on the ocean with great catching results and a group of very happy anglers.

From the Deck of the Lady Sea
Captain Mike & Crew

Thursday June 23rd, 2016

Thursday June 23, 2016

A beautiful day for a 3/4 day charter to explore the Funny Hump. We took a full boat on a ¾ day that provided a mixed bag of keepers, haddock, cusk, red fish, and Pollock. Many nice cod were caught and released today along with our allocation of dog fish. The crew had recently discussed the fact we had not seen many whales this year, but that changed today, we found them, on the Funny Hump.  A very nice whale show with breaching and feeding. We also had a large basking shark visit as well. A picture perfect day for ocean adventures.

From the Deck of the Lady Sea
Captain Mike & Crew

 

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