June 18th, Fishing Report

Thursday, June 18th All Day Fishing

From the best day of the year offshore on Monday, to the slowest day inshore on Thursday. 

Today’s trip was a tough one, we just couldn’t get a bite to last on any given stop. We started our day in 270ft of water on northern tillies, and ended in 220ft on southern tillies. We covered 15 miles of bottom at varying depths.  The guys on deck managed to scrape up around 50 fish, but they were hard won. 

We did see a variety of haddock, cusk and redfish. The less than average catch wasn’t for lack of trying, I guess that’s why they call it fishing. 

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

 

June 5th-7th, Fishing Report

Weekend Wrap-Up

Fishing this weekend was steady aboard the Lady Sea.  There was a good 3 to 4 foot sea all weekend, making for a tougher bite for most customers to feel. However, all 3 days we managed a good 7 to 10 fish average per person.

On Saturday we found a bunch of redfish to add to the numbers, and on Sunday we did the same with cusk.

All in all a good weekend on the high seas. 

 

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIK E& CREW

May 30th, 2020 Fishing Report

Saturday, May 30th

The sun was shining on the Lady Sea today, and the fishing was exceptional! 

The boat limited out on haddock, with a nice mix of redfish and cusk as well. The reduced number of anglers, coupled with good fishing is making our day trips an experience that our customers won’t soon forget.

Make a reservation and get on board while there is space available.

And don’t forget to check out our extended marathon trips in June.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

May 28th, All Day Fishing Report

 

Great trip today aboard the Lady Sea today, the haddock are chomping away.  With a decent southerly wind, we sat on the anchor all day.  The average was 13 keepers per person. 

It’s so rare to get the chance to fish in these conditions with so few people, for such a low price. The all day trips are filling fast, and the interest and reservations for June’s overnight trips is growing, so make sure to call and book asap. 

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

Phase One – Opening Day

Monday, May 25th, 2020- Happy Memorial Day! 

Fish on!

Today marked the start of our season. With only ten people on the boat, it was an awesome day for fishing.  A big ground swell in the morning subsided to a small roll by the afternoon, as the clouds brightened throughout the day. 
The haddock bite was strong.  The anglers managed to put over 120 keepers on the boat.  
Don’t miss out on the chance to fish the Lady Sea with so few people and so much space. Call and make a reservation, trips are filling up fast.
Also, don’t forget about our 1 day overnight trips starting in June; lots of fishing time, and double limits.  
For reservations please call us at 978 559 1978.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

Wednesday, August 14th, 3/4 & Half Day Fishing Reports

Wednesday morning we had a great group of fathers who chartered the boat to take their sons out fishing before school starts up again. It was a little bit bumpy on the water, with a steady northeasterly wind. It was manageable though, and the boys handled it well. The fishing was average, catching haddock, cusck and Pollock in 220 ft of water to the east of Gloucester. 

Wednesday afternoons half day trip saw the weather start to lay down, making for a nice afternoon once the sun popped out. With 30 people on board, it was a comfortable trip that produced some decent inshore fishing. There were haddock and cusk to take home, and some beautiful cod fish to admire before they were released safely. 

Don’t forget our small window to keep cod is coming soon. September 15 to September 30th. Write it in your calendar, make a reservation soon.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

Saturday, August 10th, 3/4 & Half Day Fishing Reports

Saturday morning was a great 3/4 day charter with the folks from Catchlight painting. We had a beautiful morning to be on the ocean. The fishing was mediocre, with just a few dozen landed. However, these guys had an absolute blast aboard the Lady Sea. 

Saturday afternoon was a totally different animal than the morning trip. With a full open boat trip, lots of inexperience and just the right conditions, we destroyed the fish. We were lucky enough to land on a pocket of haddock sitting just 6 miles outside of Gloucester harbor. The bite started right away, and lasted for almost 2 hours. Our afternoon anglers managed to put about 75 keepers in the boat.  With kids, parents and grandparents all catching fish, this trip was a great one. 

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

August 3rd, & 4th, Fishing Reports

Saturday’s 3/4 day trip was a really nice morning on the water. We had a full 40 people on board, who managed to do a pretty good job fishing. We ended up with a mixed bag of about 60 keepers. From haddock and Pollock to redfish and cusck. With a little breeze, and temperatures in the low 70’s, it was a beautiful trip. 

Saturday afternoon was the 1:30pm to 6pm half day trip. The fishing was a little on the slow side, but the families on the boat had a blast all the same. We caught a couple of dozen keeper fish, but more importantly, the kids on board had a lot of fun experiencing the ocean for their first time.


Sunday’s 7 to 4 trip was a great day. We had 40 anglers on board, and they did an awesome job. Fishing to the southeast of Gloucester, the tide was tough to manage. But, this boat load of people handled it like pros. We avoided any stops where the dogs were overwhelming, and had a great steady day of fishing. With over 160 haddock, 30 or 40 Pollock and a whole mess of redfish, we had a great day. The pool winner was a 16lb pollock. 

Next trip is a 3/4 day on Wednesday. For reservations please call us at
978 559 1978.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

Saturday, July 27th, & Sunday, July 28th, Fishing Reports

Saturday morning we had a 7 to 1 open boat trip. The boat was full, and the weather was beautiful. The fishing wasn’t spectacular, but we managed to put a few dozen keepers on the boat. All in all a decent trip. 

Saturday afternoon was an open boat half day trip. With the wind blowing a little bit out of the south, we chose an area to the due south of Gloucester. The decision wasn’t a bad one. We managed about 30 keepers with just 30 people on the boat. The numbers don’t sound that impressive, but with a bunch of first time anglers and children on board, we consider that a win. We even had a group from the morning trip decide to come out on the second trip with us because they enjoyed it so much. 

Sunday’s all day trip was another full boat aboard the Lady Sea. We had a great mix of first timers and experienced anglers. Action was the word of the day. We caught fish steady all day, and we saw all the different species available to us in our corner of the ocean.  The morning haddock and Pollock bite was decent, but the dogs got a little overwhelming after a while. We also had to battle through the large cod, which were feeding voraciously. The largest of which topped out over 25 lbs. In the afternoon we changed areas to avoid the dogfish. We caught beautiful haddock, as well as a bunch of smaller Pollock and nice redfish. We also saw some big cusk and big Pollock. Awesome day on the water, with a lot of happy customers. 

Don’t forget that our brief window of allowable codfish is quickly approaching. September 15th, through September 30th, will mark the first time in 4 years that we can land cod. If they’re biting like Sunday’s trip, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to go home with a couple of big cod fillets to put in your frying pan.

Call for reservations, we’re expecting it to be s busy time for us.
978 559 1978

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW

Wednesday, July 17th, & Thursday, July 18th, Fishing Reports

Wednesday’s 3/4 day trip was a light load in all areas. With 16 people on board, we managed to put about 25 keepers on the boat. The weather was great, but the fishing was a little on the slow side. There were fish under the boat all morning, but they were being touchy and playing hard to get. The upside was that we finally got a break from the dogs. We did have 3 8 to 10 pound Pollock come over the rail. 

Thursday was a private charter 3/4 day. With only 9 guys on board, we landed about 35 keeper haddock and a bunch of nice whiting. One of the whiting was possibly the largest we’ve ever seen, at 27 inches long and between 5 and 6 pounds. The only down side of the trip was the 25 kts of northeast wind, and 5 ft seas. The guys handled it well, choosing to stick it out and fish on. 

For reservations please call us at 978 559 1978.

FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW