Mon Jan 16

Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Starship
Capt Dave reports that the trip started off with a challenging morning looking for a nice shot of cod. As we moved around we did catch loads of jumbo bergall’s and huge ling! We did have a much better late morning pick of cod with some pollack mixed in. The first place pool winner was Walter Lesienwski from Lindenhurst, NY with an 18 lb cod. The second place pool winner was Mark Schrenk from Atlantic City, NJ with a 16 lb cod.

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Sun Jan 15

Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Fivestar
Capt Steven Jr reports a tough grind on the cod grounds. We covered a lot of spots for a couple fish here and there. We never got a steady bite going, but we did find a little pick at he end of the day in overtime. High hook had 6 keepers.

Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Starship
Capt Dave reports an alright day of fishing aboard the Viking Starship.  There was a slow pick in the morning but eventually we found a spot with plenty action with a lot of shorts mixed in.  We finished the day with close to 100 keeper cod fish on the boat.  Today’s first place pool winner was Michael Simpkins of Brooklyn, NY with a 14lb cod.  The second place pool winner was Bruce Wahl of Greenport with a 12.2lb cod.

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Sat Jan 14

Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Starship
Capt Carl reports a pretty good day of Cod fishing aboard the Viking Starship! The weather was excellent for drifting. We didn’t have any bites in the dark, but once the sun came up we started picking away at Cod catching 6-8 per drift for a little while and then that bite died. So, we did what Vikings do and went exploring and ended up pillaging nice fat healthy green gaffer cods! Some drifts saw 20-25 keepers and some double headers! The Cod were hungrily eating our fresh shucked clams and those who worked the jigs caught well also! All in all we made a good day of fishing with most anglers going home with 4-5 cod each so everyone had some nice bags of filet to take home. We also saw quite a few big ling! Today’s pool winner was Tayfun Yazici of Brooklyn with a 17.8lb Cod. Tomorrow and Monday look great so come on out!


Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Fivestar
Capt Steven Jr reports we had a good day on the cod grounds today! Things started off really slow in the dark but after the sun came up we got a good pick going until mid morning before it got real picky again. By the end of the day everyone had at least 5 cod a man along with 8-12 ling each, sending everyone home with a nice pile of fillets! We are sailing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday on open boat trips so give the office a call to get on a trip.
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Fri Jan 13

Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Starship
Capt Dave reports a pretty good day despite the rough and windy conditions. We stayed close to Block Island and drilled it out. It was quiet until the sun came up, then we had a slow pick of some nice sized cod.  Harold Bussey from Brooklyn, NY was the pool winner with a 26.2 lb cod. He was also high hook with the pool fish being one of 9 keepers! Honorable mention go’s to Mavros with 8 keepers! The weather is looking good and we have availability on tomorrow’s trip that departs at 3am.

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Mon Jan 9

Viking Fivestar – Block Island and Outer Banks Cod
Capt Steven Jr reports another tough grind on the cod for the Brooklyn boys. The morning was quiet before we found a few fish to work on. By the end of the day everyone had a little pile of fish to go home with but still slower then we have been seeing.

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Sat Jan 7

Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Starship
Capt Dave reports a very slow day of fishing on the Viking Starship. The poor weather conditions lead to poor fishing, the fish just didn’t want to bite today! Today’s pool winner was David Ruesch of Caldwell, NJ.

Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Fivestar
Capt Steven Jr reports a much slower day then what we have been seeing lately. We had a pick early on in the day and then things got quiet as the weather got worse. We still managed a handful of fish out of it for the day. High hook had 6 fish most other guys had 2-3.

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Mon Jan 2

Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Fivestar
Capt Steven Jr reports we didn’t start off the new year will the slammer fishing we had before Christmas, but we still put a good trip together by the end of the day. We had good action early in the morning and after 9 am we only found a few more cod here and there for the rest of the day. Everyone went home with a good pile of fish! The high hook guys had 7-10 fish and everyone else had 3-6 keepers. We’re hoping it was just the easterly wind that made things a little slower but only time will tell. “You got to be there all of the time to catch them some of the time”! And we plan on sailing everyday the weather allows us so we will be adding on a trip where we can. Keep checking the website or give the office a call to get in on a trip!!!

Block Island and Outer Banks Cod – Viking Starship
Capt Carl reports a solid day of cod fishing on the Viking Starship. We had a large crowd onboard and we saw steady fishing all day, with some great drifting conditions. Some drifts were better than others, with slow drifts seeing 6-8 cod per drift, and some drifts seeing 25-30 cod. We stuck with the steady action and ended up with a solid catch onboard. There was a lot of bait in the area so both bait and jigs worked fine. Some folks ended up with 6 or 7 a piece, and some just 2 or 3, but everyone had some cod to take home. We also had a ton of XL size bergalls, some pollack, and a few ling. Medlin Jackson from Brooklyn, NY took the pool with a 14 lb COD.

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Wed Dec 28

Block Island Jumbo Porgies & Knothead Sea Bass – Mixed Bag- Viking Starship
Capt Carl reports another picky day on the Viking Starship. We caught some cod in the morning and then bounced around looking at some different areas and each one would produce a couple more cod and just very few sea bass. At the end of the day we found a couple more handfuls of sea bass and a few more cod, but nothing super. Thurman Bryant from Brooklyn, NY took the pool with a 12 pound Cod.

Block Island Cod & Sea Bass-Viking Star
Capt Stephen Denaro reports picky fishing. We had quality cod with plenty of sea bass. The Cod Pool Winner was Tony Renda from Massapequa, NY with a  16 1/2 pound fish. The Sea Bass Pool Winner was Paul Ma from Brooklyn, NY  with a  4 1/2 pound fish.

The Viking Starship will be sailing at 5am Thursday Dec 29th.

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Mon Dec 26

Block Island Cod and Sea Bass
Capt Stephen Denaro reports and excellent day of fishing on the Viking Star.  The day started strong with good drifting conditions, catching 5-10 cod per drift.  When that slowed down we went exploring.  We checked a couple spots with each one producing cod and sea bass.  The last spot we went to was lock and load, with our best drift yielding fish up to 18lbs.  Unfortunately, the gentlemen who caught the 18lber was not in the pool.  All and all we had an awesome day of fishing with well over 100 cod on the boat.  Today’s pool winner for cod was Keith Lamastro of Rockville Center, NY with a 15.8lb cod.  The first place sea bass pool winner was Frank Marro of Oakdale with a 4.2lb sea bass.

Block Island Fall Jumbo Porgies and Knothead Sea Bass
Capt Carl reports a slower day on the Viking Starship. We had an okay pick of codfish in the morning as well as a couple dozen ling and a pollack. From there we went searching for the porgies and sea bass but did not find much… Just 2 porgies and a couple handfuls of sea bass.Today’s pool winner was Ying Chun Zhang of Fresh Meadows, NY with a 13.2lb cod.

We are cancelled for Tuesday due to weather, but look forward to cod fishing the rest of the week!

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Fri Dec 23

Block Island Cod/Sea Bass – Viking Fivestar
Capt Steven Jr reports another good day of cod fishing with most guys getting their limit and the guys who didn’t were not far from it. There were a lot of quality fish again today with a bunch in the mid to upper teens. The Sea Bass on the other hand have moved out for the winter. We made a couple deeper drops looking for them but only found a couple. It’s all about the cod from here on out! Looking forward to getting back out there next week after Christmas! The office will be closed for the 24th and the 25th and will reopen Monday, so give us a call and get in on the action!

Block Island Jumbo Porgies & Knothead Sea Bass
Capt Dave reports a good day. It wasn’t great, but it was good enough! We had a really good morning bite, but they started to get a little picky after that. There was a nice pick of cod with probably about 60. There wasn’t a whole lot of sea bass, but we had a few. We also had quite a few ling. More than we have been seeing. This was the last porgy trip for Capt Dave this season! He will be on vacation next week and will be back for cod after the first of the year. The pool winner was Ed Deal, aka Big Deal from Staten Island, NY with a 1 1/2 lb Porgy. The office will be closed this weekend for Christmas and we will not sail Saturday and Sunday. We will reopen at 4am on Monday, Dec 26th for the Block Island Jumbo Porgy & Knothead Sea Bass Trip departing at 5am. You can book online at www.vikingfleet.com for all of our trips.We will be sailing all next week for Porgies, Sea Bass and Cod on the Viking Starship departing at 5am.  We will also have one Cod/Sea Bass Trip – Limited to 45 passengers Wed, Dec 28th on the Viking Star. We also have some space available on the Viking Fivestar Cod/Sea Bass trips on Thur, Dec 29th and Sat Dec 31st. The Viking Crew wishes everyone a Very Merry Christmas!!!

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Thur Dec 22

30-50 Mile Wreck Trip – Viking Fivestar
Capt Steven Jr reports that we got them again today!! Limit of quality cod and seabass!! Started off cod fishing and loaded up by mid morning!! From there we shot offshore and grabbed what we needed in seabass in one drop! Cod fishing is holding together pretty good for us, but we are seeing a decrease of seabass inshore and we will be strictly cod fishing starting in January. Sorry no pictures today. The crew had their hands full!

Block Island Jumbo Porgies & Knothead Sea Bass
Capt Dave reports a slower day today, but we did okay. The cod bite was a little picky with about 60 caught. We then went way offshore to find the porgies and sea bass. We found about 2 dozen porgies and some sea bass. The first place pool winner was Clyde Steel from Bronx, NY with a 2.3 lb porgy. The edible pool winner was Jiafa Yu from Brooklyn, NY with a 16.3 lb cod.

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Wed Dec 21

30-50 Mile Wreck-Viking Fivestar
Capt Steven Jr reports another great day of cod fishing!! Everyone loaded up with nice fat healthy cod for Christmas! We had great fishing all morning with the cod and after everyone had their fill we went looking for some sea bass and found a handful of them to round out the day, but it was nothing like we have been seeing.The cod are moving in and the sea bass are moving out.There were plenty of cod to go around.The high hook team today was the Rennar sisters from Montauk who had 27 cod (Orl) and a dozen seabass! We had a lot of cod in the mid teens and a few in the upper teens! Sorry we didn’t get many pictures today. We were busy!

Block Island Jumbo Porgies & Knothead Sea Bass – Viking Starship
Capt Dave reports a good day of fishing, but the porgies are very scarce. We started out inshore catching a bunch of cod. After that we moved offshore in search of porgies, but we didn’t have much luck. We only caught two!! We did find a bunch of sea bass and everyone onboard caught 8 to 10. We also found more cod offshore. In total there were about 70 cod. We had a tie for the pool between Ifa Gordon from the Bronx, NY and Jose Rodriguez from Flushing, NY with the two porgies that were caught.

Block Island Cod & Sea Bass – Viking Star
Capt Stephen D reports all in all a good day. We didn’t have as much sea bass as we have been seeing. We had about 55 cod on the boat. The Cod pool winner was David McGilvray from Long Island City, NY with a 13 lber. The Sea Bass pool winner was Paulie Paris from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn with a 4.7 lber.

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Tue Dec 20

Block Island Cod and Sea Bass – Viking Fivestar
Capt Steven Jr reports another slammer day!! We had a full limit of quality cod by 9 am. Lock and load action on the cod and we filled everything up in a hurry. After we loaded everyone up with cod we ran offshore and got everyone limited out on sea bass! Nobody left today with out a load of fish! Sailing every day until Christmas Eve! Call the office and get in on it now while they are chewing!!!

Block Island Jumbo Porgies & Knothead Seabass
Capt Dave reports that it is no longer porgy time!!! We didn’t have any porgies on today’s trip, but we did have a handful of sea bass and there were over 100 cod on the boat. The cod weighed into the upper teens. The pool winner was Wing Ng from New Jersey with a 16 lb cod. This trip will still be sailing daily until Dec 31st, but we will be closed on December 24th and December 25th for Christmas.

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Mon Dec 19

30-50 Mile Wreck Trip-Viking Fivestar
Ho Ho Holy Cod!
Capt Steven Jr reports that Christmas came early for the guys on the boat today with full limits of quality cod and sea bass!! We had great action all day and everyone went home loaded up with fish!! Most of the cod were healthy quality sized fish and the sea bass were all jumbos up to 6.2lbs! Things are looking very promising for winter cod and we will be sailing every day the weather lets us!

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Wed Dec 14

Block Island Fall Jumbo Porgies & Knothead Sea Bass
Capt Dave reports a slower day of porgies. Everyone had a couple of porgies and a handful of sea bass. We had 40 to 50 cod onboard up to 15 lbs. The pool winner was Local Joey Bloecker with a 2 1/2 lb porgy. We are cancelled tomorrow Thur Dec 15th due to weather.

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