Saturday Jan 3
Thurs Jan 15 Local Cod
Capt Dave reports despite the snowy, rainy, windy and cold weather conditions it was a good day of fishing with about 150 keepers. There was a lot of action and a whole lot of throwbacks. The fish size was smaller today compared to our last trip. The first place pool winner was Sal Giambrone from Holbrook, NY with a 13.8 lb Cod. In second place was Steve Kosmidis from West Chester, PA with a 9.8 lb Cod.
Sun Jan 11 Local Cod
Capt Dave reports good fishing aboard the Viking Starship. There was a lot of action with as many keepers as throwbacks. Many had their limit and everyone had fish to take home. Kwok Keung Lau of Brooklyn, NY took the first place pool with a 33.8 lb Cod. In second place was Mike Frost from New Haven, Ct with a 21 pounder. Our next scheduled Local Cod Trip is this Wednesday, January 14th at 3am. Please call the office to make a reservation or book online.
Sat Jan 3 Christmas Cod
Capt Carl reports solid, fun, great cod fishing on the Viking Superstar. We had a full boat of anxious cod enthusiasts and they were all well rewarded with steady fishing. We picked away at Cod all day drifting around open bottom. Jigs and bait both produced well, and besides all the keeper cods, we also had lots of shorts and big cunners as well to keep the action going. Some drifts were better than others. A few anglers caught their limit, and we averaged 4-5 keeper cod per person. The weather held out for us, so all in all it was an awesome January day to be on the water catching Cod! Bob Ferrara of Great River, NY took first place in the pool with a 22 lb cod… And young man Jack Gois of Huntington, NY took second with an 18 pounder! We are now sailing every single day, weather permitting, starting Tuesday Jan 6th. So come get them while they are here! [slideshow id=364]
Capt Ant reports another very solid cod trip on the viking starship yesterday. Most of the trip was a pick each drift with a ton of shorts keeping rods bending. We had a few very good drifts early and some even better drifts late that put the meat on the boat for most. Again some guys had their limit, some had 5-6 and some went home with tasty cunner fillets only. The bow was hot for both bait and jigs. Leading the way was young Owen Carr who seemed to have a fish on every ti…me he dropped down. Owen and dad Mike filled their cooler and had 30-35 shorts. Walter and the boys had their usual cooler full totaling 20 fish for 3 guys. As far as size goes most fish in the 4-8lb zone with John Farley of Sunrise Fla nailing the second place pool with a fat 18lber. Mr. Egi was king of the day landing our first true Viking Cod of the season at 27lbs. Great job by mate Kevin Kerns who lip gaffed the elusive monster with precision!!
It looks as if the weather will be ideal on Tuesday and with the amount of green fish we saw yesterday it seems more cod are coming!!!
Dec 29 Christmas Cod
Captain Ant Reports based on yesterdays results, today’s trip most likely fell short of expectations, but we had a very solid cod trip when you look at the total catch. Some guys had their limit, some had 5-7, some had 2-4 and some got the goose egg. Unfortunately with the nicer weather came a slower drift. We’d stop on a pile, catch a few, then nada, they weren’t following us for a mile like yesterday. Barring a few excellent drifts, we scratched and clawed all day. We had a few steakers and probably had about 300 shorts as well. James Renzo took 2nd place with an 18 lber and Chris Zaddock took 1st place with a hefty 22 lber. Once again we had a good showing of fish between 8-12 lbs. Jigs out caught bait, but most gave up on them in the slower morning bite. Those that stuck with it, like bassmaster Capt. Walter of the Fishfinder out of Captree. were well rewarded with a limit of fat green cod.[slideshow id=362]