Saturday September 1st, 2016 Fishing Report

Saturday September 1st, 2016

Full boat, full day fishing. We have been changing some of our fishing locations as of late, trying to get away from the small haddock and dog fish. We found new fish, this time it was small cod, with some keepers in the mix, so we continue to search for new bodies of larger fish. Maybe Hermaine is just what the fishing Gods need to shake things up a little bit. We caught our usual assortment of cod, haddock, cusk, and pollock, just not the number of ‘keepers’ that we would like see. We should start seeing more schools of larger pollock around this time of year, time will tell. Plenty of great fishing still to be had before the snow flies (100 days until Christmas).

The hurricane will keep us in port most of the week, we are offering the following trips this weekend, when summer returns….

Friday, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Saturday, Marathon Trip 5am -5pm
Sunday, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.








Saturday August 27th, & Sunday august 28th, 2016

Saturday, August 27th

Today, we had a full day corporate charter. It was not the best day for legal landings, but there was plenty of activity. The dog fish were out in full force, getting through them to the good fish was a real challenge, any bait rig that floated off bottom would find a green eyed dog fish taking hold. Those that could get through, and stay close to bottom were rewarded with haddock, cod, cusk, and redfish. The largest fish of the trip was a 15 lb wolf fish, which we promptly returned to the ocean unharmed, the pool winning fish was an 11 lb cusk.     IMG_0380 IMG_0377 IMG_0373 IMG_0371


Open boat Sunday, First we had a ¾ day trip with 30 anxious anglers, on a greasy flat ocean, no wind, and warm. The bite was definitely off, we had plenty of fish on the sounding machine. There is a ton of small haddock, probably 5 small haddock for every keeper. We did get the usual assortment of fish, with red fish being most common, along with a couple nice cod and about 20 keeper haddock.IMG_0389IMG_0390

The half day trip started very similar to the morning trip, with a very slow pick, but we did get some nice 24-28 inch cod, perfect eating size fish. The haddock and pollock were not cooperating. The breeze piped up a little, creating 1-2 foot seas, which may have helped the bite. Finally at the last stop, we found a more cooperative bunch of fish, where we got some haddock, pollock and red fish to round out the catch.IMG_0385-1

Some people may have had to stop at the grocery store to get dinner this weekend, but you could not beat the weather we enjoyed. It’s hard to believe we are approaching Labor Day weekend.


Wednesday, August 24th, 3/4 Day Fishing Trip

Wednesday August 24, 2016

What a difference a couple days makes. Today we had a 3/4 day open boat trip with some regulars, rookies, and kids. The weather was perfect. We were pleasantly surprised to have a visit from a group of hard core anglers that usually fish our full day trips. The crew refer to them as the ‘Three Wisemen’ and Tommy, and if you ever met them, you would know why. Asked what they were doing on a 3/4 day trip, George says,”3/4 day fishing is better than no fishing.” I couldn’t agree more.

The fishing and catching was very good. Historically, our 3/4 day trips provide a smorgasbord of fish, and today the fishing grounds produced. A very good mix of keeper pollock, cod, cusk, and red fish. The biggest change from last weekend, the dogfish were not a problem. We caught a few, but nothing like we have been seeing.wed17Really, a very good day of fishing had by all.WED14JPGWED11WED10wed19


WED8This week, we have the following trips available……..

Friday, August 26th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Sunday, August 28th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Sunday, August 28th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm-6pm

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.


Weekend, August 18th – 21st, 2016

Weekend, August 18th-21st, 2016

Our weekend was once again full of trips, both charters and open boat trips. The weather has been fantastic for all trips with plenty of sunshine and smooth sailing. The fishing has been very good all year, and this weekend was no exception. We had 2 full day trips, 2 three quarter day trips and an open boat half day trip.IMG_0339


The full day trips are our most productive trips in terms of keeper fish. Haddock is the most prevalent fish with 2 short fish for every keeper (unless your name is Mark, then it’s more like 10 shorts to every keeper). Now able to keep a small amount of cod fish, we average about 10 cod per full day trip that are 24 inches or larger. The pollock and cusk seem to be hanging around in our fishing areas as well. Most people on a full day leave the boat with a variety of fish.

IMG_0348IMG_0354IMG_0350The ¾ day trips are always busy. The landing of legal fish on these trips have become more difficult with the addition of the dreaded dog fish. We are also seeing a number of small haddock on these trips. Usually, 5 shorts for every keeper. The good thing is that more cusk, red fish, and pollock have also moved in and action is non-stop.

The ½ day trips have been very consistent all year. This weekend’s ½ day saw many cod and haddock hit the deck, but most were undersize, but we did mix in a few keepers. The ½ day grounds are also covered with dog fish which limits our ability to capture desirable fish. There is still plenty of fun to be had on these trips.IMG_0345

Wild life also seen on the ocean over the weekend included seals, dolphins, a school of Bluefin tuna, a minke whale, an ocean sunfish, a couple basking shark, and big blue sharks.  adventure in

Always an the Gulf of Maine aboard the Lady Sea.IMG_0328-1

This week, the weather trend continues to look favorable, we have the following trips……..

Wednesday, August 24th,  3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Friday, August 26th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Sunday, August 28th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Sunday, August 28th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm-6pm

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.


August 9th-14th, Weekly Wrap-Up

Dog Days of August……

The past six days, the Lady Sea was the fishing platform for 2 Full Day trips, a 12 hour Marathon, a 3/4 Day and 2 Half Day trips.

This is a very simple fishing report. The weather was great, the fishing was great, the catching was great, and legal landings were very good. The full day trips and the marathon found us processing fish all the way to the breakwater. We caught very nice haddock, some cod, Pollock, redfish and cusk. It’s nice to have cod winning boat pools for the first time in a couple years. We also had a couple 10+ pound wolf fish that were returned to the depths alive. The dog fish were not a problem at all. There are blue sharks around taking an occasional fish from an unsuspecting angler. Marine life includes some basking sharks and a few whales.

This weekend was as good as it gets, only a couple weeks before school starts, we have some trips available over the next couple weeks….get out here before your calendars get very busy.

Wednesday, August 17th, 3/4 Day Fishing 7am – 1pm
Wednesday, August 17th, Half Day Fishing 130pm – 6pm
Thursday, August 18th, All Day Fishing 7am – 4pm
Saturday, August 20th, Half Day Fishing 1:30pm – 6pm

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.


July 30th – July 31st, 2016 Weekend Wrap-Up

Saturday July 30

Today we had a full day charter. The weather was perfect, the ride to the fishing grounds was very comfortable. The catching was a little slower today than it has been. We caught some nice cusk and haddock along with those pesky codfish and dog fish. We made more stops today than we have on any other full day trip this year jumping all over the fishing grounds trying different depths and different types of bottom. Plenty of fish on the screen, not enough coming over the rail. Just one of those days.

Sunday July 31

Today we had enough customers to run an afternoon ½ day trip. The weather forecast was a little suspect, but as it turned out, we had a very light mist at the beginning of the trip and then just overcast with peaks of sun. The air temperature was warm and comfortable. The fishing and catching was very good from start to finish with many fish coming over the rails. We had a good mix of whiting, mud hake, and haddock for keepers. We also had many small haddock and pesky cod that had to be returned to the ocean. We a great group with many kids aboard, many of whom captured their first career fish, which always makes the trip a little more satisfying.

Monday August 1, 2016

Today is the first day that cod 24” or larger may be kept, but the Lady Sea has other pressing issues to attend to.  We leave to serve as the tender boat for the U.S. Navy’s USS Oak Hill at the annual Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine.

Our regular schedule will resume on the 10th of August with the following trips:

Wednesday, August 10th, 3/4 Day Fishing          7am – 1pm
Wednesday, August 10th, Half Day Fishing         1:30pm – 6pm
Thursday,    August 11th, All Day Fishing           7am – 4pm
Friday,        August 12th, MARATHON FISHING    5am – 5pm
Saturday,    August 13th, 3/4 Day Fishing          7am – 1pm
Saturday,    August 13th, Half Day Fishing         1:30pm – 6pm
Sunday,      August 14th, All Day Fishing            7am – 4pm

For reservations, please call us at 978 559 1978.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the water.
And remember, COD fishing is ON!!


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.






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.



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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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.IMG_0215IMG_0216

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

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