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.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28th
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.
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.
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.
FROM THE DECK OF THE LADY SEA
CAPTAIN MIKE & CREW