My brother and I made our maiden voyage today from Hampton state pier on the northern Star. The coast here is very beautiful, it smells great, all salty and fresh, and despite a cold morning the day was clear and refreshing. We caught several haddock, some cod, (we must have thrown back a basket full of undersized ones) and a cusk. The trip was enjoyable, boat was BIG and fast, crew treated us great and showed us newbies the basics, and then they cleaned our fish on the ride home. What a deal for short money, we'll be going on a more frequent schedule. The fish is baking as I write and smells great so I can't wait to get to the dinner table. Thanks to all the helpful reply s to my post and thanks to the captain and crew from the Northern Star.