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Friday December 27

Christmas Cod and Sea Bass

Capt Steven Jr reports a great day on the water with cod coming up on every drop.  We hit the local grounds and did some exploring but the exploration part turned into a steady catch of cod all day long.  We started on the drift as weather permitted and had some great shots including quite a few double headers with 10 plus pound fish.  The wind came on so we anchored up the rest of the day on every spot and the green cod kept coming.  It wasn’t a bail job, but steady fishing as it seemed waves of fish were circling the Starship.  High hook had 14 cod a couple of ling and a pollack. Our good friends Steve and Paul filled a cooler with a winters bounty including pollack and ling with a dozen cod.  Those dozen cod produced about 40lbs of fillet. Sinkers Chris had 7 keeper Cod a couple Pollack and a mess of Ling.  Ronnie Johnson who got off to a slow start landed 5 in the last hour.  Then there were the Steakers.  The pool fish weighed an even 30lbs.  Stytlianos Christoforidas from Astoria had a 29lber.  We had a dozen or so fish over the 20lb mark.  Average size went about 12lbs.  There were some throwbacks but the keeper to short ratio was 10 keepers to one short…pretty darn good.  We can not wait to get back out Sunday at 5a so come and catch your New Year’s Cod!!!!