Fishing has been top notch for the last 3 trips in a row. Every trip was treated to an all you can eat buffet of jumbo porgies, with plenty of fine quality seabass in the mix. Limits have been easily attainable for both species. Once again, we are sailing for porgies/seabass Wednesday through Sunday right now. Weather looks great for Wednesday, but the rest of the week looks questionable for the time being. Please be sure to call before you head down to make sure the boat is sailing.
Fishing was excellent both days this weekend. Both trips Had nonstop actio on some jumbo porgies, with plenty of quality silver snappers in the 2-3 lb range. Double headers were the norm and those who targeted them all day had easy limits. Plenty of seabass to be had as well, but those fishing diamond jigs and crippled herrings fared better on both size and numbers. Those working jigs also had some awesome bonus catches, which included striped bass, huge bluefish and even a few false albacore. You never know what you’re gonna get on these trips! Next scheduled trip is for Wednesday and he weather is looking great all week.
Unlike yesterday,we were treated to beautiful weather on the porgygrounds today. The fishing wasn’t hot and heavy, but we had consistent action all trip. The highlight of today’s trip was the variety of fish caught. Besides jumbo porgies and seabass, we had 10 keeper cod, a few nice pollock, several nice winter flounder and plenty of jumbo choggies aka ocean perch. All in all it was a solid day of mixed bag fishing.
We have had some issues over the last few trips regarding customers trying to take undersized fish. We would like to make it very clear that, as tempting as it may be for some, we are very adamant about staying within the confines of RI fisheries regulations. Keep in mind that the mates can and will go through coolers and discard any undersized fish that may have been harvested.
Weather is not looking optimal for the next few days. The next scheduled trip is on Wednesday, but please call beforehand as the weather may not allow us to sail.
Good fishing for today’s crew on the porgy grounds. A nice light crowd was treated to nonstop action throughout the entire trip. Plenty of jumbo porgies flying over the rails all day. A tremendous amount of short seabass were a bit of a nuisance, but there were enough keepers in the mix to keep it interesting, and several anglers had their seabass limits. Saturday’s trip is SOLD OUT, but there is plenty of room on Sunday. Please be sure to call ahead.
Also, there seems To be quite a bit of confusion regarding this seasons seabass regulations. This year, there is NO FEDERAL CLOSURE on seabass, and we are allowed 7 fish per person through the end of the year.
Porgy pounding season is off to a good start. We fished all weekend with good results on each trip. Plenty of jumbo porgies, at times coming in 2 or even 3 at a time. Seabass were also quite prevalent with some very fine specimens in the mix. Seabass limits were attainable but you had to weed through a lot of throwbacks. We are now on a wed-sun schedule for porgies and seabass leaving the dock at 7 am. Please cal ahead if you are planning on coming.
Tomorrow, Sunday 9/9 marks the end of the 2018 half day season. The fishing for the last week or so has been up and down on the half days. Most trips have been seeing hot action on seabass but the size of the fish has been lacking. Enough keepers to make it worthwhile but a tremendous amount of undersized fish. After tomorrow we will be switching over to full day trips for porgies and seabass sailing Wednesday-Sunday from 7-4. Anyone interested in these trips should call ahead to make a reservation and check the weather.
It was an eventful weekend of fishing for the Seven B’s. Saturday’s full day charter was very solid. The bite was never hot and heavy, but it was a steady pick throughout the entire trip which is resulted in a respectable catch at the end of the day. Pretty even mix of fluke and seabass and the quality of the flatties was definitely worth noting. Pool fish weighed in at an impressive 11.5 lbs, with several fish in the 6-8 lb range finding their way into the box. Several limits around the boat, and those who worked Bucktails with gulp definitely had the best results with a fairly slow drift all day. Sunday morning was chartered by the guys from Los Andes restaurant. Fishing was on the slower side, but the weather was great and we had a decent handful of good sized seabass. The sunset special was decent, but the bite was a bit lacking compared to the day before. High hooks still managed 3-5 solid fluke and easy limits of seabass. Also, the pool fish on Sunday afternoon was a lovely 10.5 lb floormat, which was our second double digit landed in two days…. not too shabby!!
Half day fishing has remained on the slow side throughout this past week. Anglers have managed a few decent seabass catches with some fluke here and there. Highlight of this morning’s trip was a fine 9.5 lb doormat which fell victim to a trusty old rental rod. Please note: Tomorrow’s sunset special is CANCELLED due to inclement weather. We are still planning on sailing for the morning half day trip.
Half day trips over the last few days has been relatively slow. A handful of seabass and fluke but overall the fishing has been very sub-par. This is normal for this time of year as we usually experience a lull in action in mid to late August on the half day grounds when the water is at its peak temperature. Fishing around the island on the other hand has been great, with loads of nice fluke and an all you can eat buffet of jumbo seabass. The sunset special on Sunday was very good, with a full limit of seabass and several fluke limits around the boat.
Fishing the last few days have been quite eventful. Sunday afternoon’s sunset special was good, with several limits of both fluke and seabass. Some didn’t fare as well as others but those who were able to dial in on the bite left with hefty bags of fillets. Bucktails and whole squid were the key to victory. Monday we had a full day charter and the bite was slightly more relaxed than the night before, but still quite good. The day started with a very slow drift and some anglers working Bucktails had their limits within the first couple hours. Later in the day the drift picked up and made for a great last few drifts. We would like to note that this upcoming weekend, the morning trips are booked for private charters both Saturday and Sunday. We will be sailing open boat for Saturday afternoon’s half day and Sunday afternoon for the sunset special.