Tuesday July 18, 2017 Fishing Report

Tuesday July 18, 2017 Marine 3/4 Day Charter

We played host to a group of US Marines for a 3/4 day trip. The weather was perfect, the fishing was good, the catching of legal fish was a little slower than its been. The trend continues where we catch some desirable fish before the dog fish find us and over power the haddock. The cod can hold their own against the dogs for a while, but we can’t keep them so they carry the same value as the dog fish. Everyone enjoyed the day, the only people disappointed were the crew that would have liked to have sent them home with more fish



July 14th – 16th Fishing Reports

Weekend July 14th-16th, Two Full day trips and a Half day trip

Friday’s, July 14th, full day trip was very, very good. Constant action all day. The forecast was for possible showers, it turned out to be overcast all day with light winds. The current was kind of strange, but manageable. We had a number of experienced anglers today that did very well, at least one fish per drop, I believe one person had a total of 21 keepers. Haddock, cusk and Pollock made up the keeper catch with a cusk taking pool honors.

Saturday, July 15th, we were hosts to an all day company charter. The ocean was greasy calm with light winds and warmer conditions. The catch rate was down significantly from Friday’s trip. The last stop provided half the days total keeper catch. Again a cusk took pool honors. Dog fish played a much larger role in reducing the keeper catch, and we had to make a number of moves to stay ahead of them. Fun day had by all.

Hi Carolann…..I just wanted to take a minute to thank you guys for the great day on the water Saturday!

You have an excellent team in place! The gang on the boat was great!!! Super friendly, very helpful and they showed a great deal of patience in dealing with our group! Your team was very professional!

I am looking forward to the next time my company gives me the ok to book another trip! I wouldn’t call anybody else but you guys!

Thanks again and hope to see you guys again soon!

Sunday, July 16th, surprisingly, we did not have enough interest to run a 3/4 day trip, but we had plenty for the afternoon half day trip. The fishing was good. We had to work at it. It was one of those days where you catch haddock, but quickly get run over by dog fish, so we had to make a number of moves. We got some decent haddock, a few mud hake, whiting, and a 10 lb wolf fish. And probably close to 100 dog fish and a handful of cod up to 8 pounds.

This weeks trips:

Wednesday, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Wednesday, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm-6pm
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.



July 8th & 9th Weekend Wrap-Up

Saturday & Sunday, July 8th & 9th Fishing Report

Summer schedule had us run two 3/4 day trips and one 1/2 day trip. Except for a quick squall at the end of Saturday afternoon’s trip, it was perfect weather to be on the ocean.The fishing was steady on all trips with a mix of everything. We had very nice haddock, a couple red fish, and a couple cusk for keepers. Unfortunately, we saw a bunch of good size cod up to 12 lbs, a 14 lb wolf fish, and many large dog fish. On Sunday, the dog fish were so ravenous, we would move, pick some fish and get dogged. Many haddock came to the surface with bite marks or partially eaten, not to mention the damage they did to the terminal tackle. Sunday was by far, the worst dog fish show of the year, hopefully they are just passing through.

This week’s schedule:

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

For reservations please call us at 978 559 1978.




July 1st, Weekend Fishing Report

Weekend Fishing Reports

Last week all day fishing trips did very well with a mix of haddock, cusk, pollock, and red fish. The beauty of fishing the deeper water is the mixed bag of fish captured. We also caught and released a great number of cod up to 15 lbs. Dog fish are around. Cod and dogs reduced the legal fish catch, but the cod are fun to catch non the less.

July 1: 3/4 Day Trip

The catch was good today. When the bags arrived at the filet table, there were more keepers than I had noticed during the fishing. A pleasant surprise. Most fish caught were cod and dog fish, which were released unharmed. Haddock led the way for keepers followed by pollock, cusk and red fish. A 6 lb Pollock won the pool, though I believe a slightly larger fish in the form of a cusk was boated by an angler not in the pool.

July 1:  Half Day Trip

This trip had a dark cloud over it from the beginning. We had 3 groups of anglers show up late, we usually don’t hold the boat, but we were in constant contact with them and didn’t feel right about leaving them behind.

On the fishing grounds, the wind kicked up slightly, but the real trouble was our anchor getting tangled in some lobster gear and took some time to cut free. Some fish were caught, but overall it was a frustrating trip, but it happens, and one customer said, “Its a beautiful day to be out here.”

For the next several days, we will be putting the fishing gear away and making our way to Bristol RI for the 4th of July festivities where the Lady Sea will work for the US Navy as a tender boat for the crew of The USS FARRAGUT, an Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer fitted with the latest technology to fulfill any assigned offensive or defensive tasking. Commissioned on June 10, 2006 she is named in honor of the US Navy’s first Admiral, David Glasgow Farragut and is the 5th ship to bear his name.

The next available trips are:

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.


June 27th, 2017 Fishing Report

Tuesday June 27th,  Full Day Fishing

Yes, we made it out with a light crowd for some full day fishing in the deeper water. We got a mixed bag of haddock, cusk, Pollock, and redfish. We also got some wolf fish, cod, and dogfish, which were returned to the ocean alive. We did battle for a few minutes with a small mako shark which ruined a couple gaffs, but was fun for the crew. The weather was perfect for sailing, fishing, and catching. Good time had by all.



June 24th – 26th, 2017 Weekend Wrap Up

June 24th-26th Weekend Wrap Up

The past few days have been a whirlwind between fishing, fiesta, and night cruises.  The fishing has been good, not as good as it was, but we will most likely not see the spring fishing as good as it was this year again for a long time. That being said, we started our summer weekends in earnest with 3/4 day and 1/2 day fishing, 5 trips in 3 days. The morning bite seemed a little slower than the afternoon bite, which can probably be attributed to the crazy tide cycle we are currently experiencing. Overall, we have seen a good mix of all species of fish. Some monster haddock, a few good size cusk, some wolf fish, a few pollock and bright red redfish. Cod continue to be just about everywhere we fish up to 15 lbs. Some of the green eyed ladies have arrived, dogfish do create a mess, but with warmer water, we expect to see our share during the year.Image may contain: one or more people, food and outdoor

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The ocean life is active, we had a nice show of breaching humpback whales last week on the way to the fishing grounds, as well as some minke whales around. The weather has cooperated with little in the way of rough seas and warmer temperatures.

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This week, we have a few trips planned as we get ready for a few days away from fishing over 4th of July…….




Friday, June 30th, All Day Fishing
Saturday, July 1st, 3/4 Day Fishing
Saturday, July 1st, Half Day Fishing
Sunday, July 2nd, 3/4 Day Fishing

For Reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.




June 16th – 18th, Weekend Wrap Up

Friday June 16, 2017 Marathon Friday

Today we had our second marathon of the year. It was a terrific success. We caught our boat haddock limit by 1pm and cut fish for 3 hours. An 8 pound pollock won the boat pool. The weather was breezy and chilly, but the fishing continues to be as good as it gets. The spring of 2017 will be remembered for a long time as one of the best haddock seasons in recent memory.

Our trips for the weekend are full, but if you are reading this report, keep in mind, the air temperature is 10-15 degrees less than the forecast on land and the breeze creates a wind chill, dress in layers. Also, the ocean is a bit bumpy, if you feel the need for motion sickness medicine, take it at least 1/2 hour before boarding the boat.

Here’s a review from one of our customers:

“Stocky, Applejack and I did the 5AM to 5 PM LADY SEA Marathon prior to boarding the Overniter with Yankee Fleet.  What a difference a day makes.  Had nice weather, nice seas for travel and good captain and crew.  Captain kept us on the haddock all day, and catch was consistent.  We boated close to 100 haddock, and this is where the story takes a turn.

I was fishing off the stern, with my back to the other two, fishing on the starboard corner.  Turned around to see how they were doing, and I watched them throw back a 18 1/2 to 19 incher!  I asked, “What the f— are you doing?”.  Their reply was “We’re throwing the small ones back, and only gonna keep the big ones.”  I said, “These aren’t Pollack, these are haddock, and don’t get much bigger!”  By then they had already thrown back 15-20 keepers!!!!!!  Well so much for limiting out………

I would recommend the Lady Sea for a trip, for friends, family, and this group.  Class outfit with knowledgeable captain and friendly crew.”


Saturday June 17, 2017 Two Trips, Two Results

The early trip, 3/4 day trip, 7am to 1 pm was the trip to be on today. The weather was overcast, no wind, fog and comfortable sailing. The first stop produced a few fish, but not as good as we had been seeing so we moved. The second stop was much better, the bite turned on, and bags and coolers started to fill. A 6 lb haddock won the boat pool.

The afternoon trip, 1/2 day fishing, 1:30 to 6pm was very different. We tried 3 different stops, plenty of fish on the sounding machine, just not many that seemed hungry. We had a tide change between trips, and that can have an impact. The weather was nicer than the morning, though, for some reason, we lost a larger than expected number of anglers to sea sickness. It was a strange, frustrating trip for crew and customers. The largest keeper was a 7 lb haddock. We did catch and release some nice cod, but what else is new?

Our schedule for this week and next:

Friday, June 23rd, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Saturday, June 24th 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Saturday, June 24th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm
Sunday, June 25th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Sunday, June 25th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm
Tuesday, June 27th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Wednesday, June 28th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Wednesday, June 28th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm
Friday, June 29th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

For reservations please call us at 978 559 1978.







June 10th & 11th Weekend Wrap Up

Saturday June 10, 2017

Today’s full day charter had perfect weather and perfect fishing. It was easy and efficient. We fished for about 3 hours, took 2 drifts and reached our boat haddock bag limit. Some cod in the mix caught and released, but the larger haddock cooperated today.

 Sunday June 11, 2017 3/4 Day trip

Summer arrived today on shore, but on the ocean, it was very comfortable, breeze from southwest, 2 foot seas. Today, there was enough wind that we were required to anchor, so we did. We dropped the anchor, fished, hauled the anchor and came home, one stop shopping! It was a wide range of success, anywhere from 2 keepers to 22 keepers depending on your luck and experience. Quote of the day, from a youngster, Jimmy said, “This was the funnest day evahhh.” We agree.

For Reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.



Friday, June 2nd, Half Day Charter

Friday, June 2nd, 2017 Half Day Charter

The Lady Sea returning from a half day charter with beautiful clouds and sun with a group of students from the Greenwood School, from Putney, VT. They had a great day of fishing. Caught tons of fish and can’t wait to come back again next year. Photo compliments of Good Morning Gloucester.

Saturday June 3, 2017 3/4 Day Trip

We made the steam to the area we have been fishing full day trips and it was worth the extra travel time. There isn’t much we can say, it was great fishing, just as it has been all spring. Really, crazy good, experienced anglers had 10-14 keeper haddock, rookies had 6-8 keepers. The average size was better today than what we have been seeing as well. Of course we had a few cod (up to 10 lbs), mackerel, small pollock, a few sculpin and whiting to round out the living creatures caught today. We left the fishing grounds a few minutes early to give the 3 meat cutters a full 2 hours to process all the fish with the last fish cut as we came through the breakwater. This memorable spring action continues.


Sunday June 4, 2017 Full Day trip

It continues, there isn’t much else we can say, the fishing is fantastic. Today, the weather was perfect, slight current which had the fish on the bite. Our first stop was a very slow pick, so we tried to drift which produced some very nice cod, but not many haddock. We set up again on anchor and it was slow, with more nice cod, so we made another move through the armada of boats out there today, found some fish stacked up 20 feet from bottom. The bite was on, haddock, pollock, and cod on almost every drop for everyone. One angler, who documents each catch, reported catching a total of 50 fish today, and easily attainedImage may contain: 1 person, standing his haddock bag limit. Our regular angler, Gene the Marine captured the correct fish for the pool, also the last fish of his for the day.

The only problem, we didn’t get a chance to take some action photos. More than once, the comment of the day from many customers, “This is the best fishing I have ever seen.”

We have a little weather coming in the first part of this week, but next weekend is looking more summer like, we have a few private charters already booked, but we do have the following ‘open boat’ trips available……….

Friday, June 9th All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Sunday, June 11th 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Sunday, June 11th Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm
Wednesday, June 14th All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Friday, June 16th, Marathon Trip 5am -5pm
Saturday, June 17th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Saturday, June 17th, Half Day Fishing1:30pm – 6pm
Sunday, Father’s Day Special – All Day Fishing $56.00 per person

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.






May 27th, & 28th 2017 Weekend Wrap Up

Saturday, May 27th, Marathon Trip

We continue to fish the shallow water of Stellwagen Bank where we have had very good fishing throughout the spring. It was a beautiful day on the water. We had to fight a strong astronomical tidal current, but was manageable. We had 26 people aboard today and came up just shy of our boat limit for haddock. The fishing and catching was constant throughout the trip. The weather was comfortable, with a small swell, mostly sunny skies.

The highlight of the day was catching our first halibut of about 20 inches, certainly a good sign for the recovery of the Atlantic Halibut fishery. Pool winner was a haddock of about 6 lbs. Cod, pout, Pollock, and sculpin graced our deck and were released unharmed. 

Sunday, May 28th, 2017 ALL DAY FISHING

In the sport of fishing, the difference in a day can be huge. As was the case today versus yesterday. The weather forecast was that Sunday would be the better of the 3 day weekend. We went to where we have been fishing with a least 30 other boats in the area, the day started with a strong astronomical tidal current on anchor, so we tried drifting which was manageable for a while, but then the wind increased from the SE creating white caps and a chop of 2-3 feet and the sky became overcast, we were drifting at over 2 knots which forced us back on the anchor. Today was the toughest fishing day the crew could remember for a very long time.

Even with the tough conditions, we managed to catch a little over 100 keeper haddock, certainly not the numbers we have been seeing, but still very respectable. Pool winner was a nice haddock, but the largest fish was a larger haddock for a gentleman that did not enter the pool.

This week we start our 3/4 and Half day fishing trips. We have the following trips scheduled for the next two weeks:

Saturday, June 3rd
3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm

Sunday, June 4th
All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

Tuesday, June 6th
3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm

Friday, June 9th
All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

Sunday, June 11th
3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm

As always, if you don’t see a trip that works, give us a call as our schedule does change. 

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.






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