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Date posted September 16, 2017 6:48 PM
Posted by Francesflt
Report location Rhode Island > Rhode Island > Saturday September 16th
Fishing method Boat
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Roger reported the first day of the fall cod season found a wildly eclectic mix of cellar dwellers which included some nice size cod fish. Flat calm seas insured great drifting conditions today aboard the Gail Frances. For whatever reason the bow seemed to do the best with the cod fish today. Also the cod fish seemed to respond best to rigs that could only be described as on the “busier” side. Jigs also accounted for a fair amount of the cod fish taken today. A mix of green and dark fish today. The vast majority of the cod taken were fish in the 8 to 12 lb range. There were a few bigger ones to 15 lbs or so and a few smaller keepers and just a few handfuls of those which were thrown back. Capt Rich found at least a few cod at every stop.. A respectable amount of fishers had 2 or 3 cod apiece to take home with hi hook boxing four cod fish. We had several keeper fluke including a big slab that weighed just under 11 lbs!! We also had some Texas size sea flounder including one specimen that weighed well over 4 lbs. We had lots of super size ocean perch with some approaching the 2 lb mark. We had a fair amount of scup that included some legit platter size specimens in the 2 lb plus category and some nice size sea bass as well. One or two sea bass limits with biggest sea bass around 4 lbs. A handful of big blue fish to ten pounds and a decent amount of ling including some real baseball bat size specimens along with sea ravens and sculpin and some unmentionables to round out an assortment of bottom fish that can only be sampled this time of year. Fantastic weather on tap again tomorrow and the Gail Frances will set sail at 7 am with Capt. Rich at the helm. Just a couple pictures today courtesy of Roger.



Capt. George reported the half day charters on the Admiral Frances were both good but the morning was the best.



Roger




Today at Coxes Ledge on the Gail Frances


Today at Coxes Ledge on the Gail Frances

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