Fri June 11 – Capt Steven’s Captains Choice
Mon June 7 to Fri June 11
Capt Steven Sr. reports a good offshore trip on the Viking Starship. On the way out to the grounds we tried out Fluking at Martha’s Vineyard and it was very slow, so we continued on through the Cape Cod Canal to Stellwagen. At first light we tried for Haddock with not much success. We worked the area the whole day. Towards the end of the day in the deep deep we found Redfish, but not much else. After that we traveled outside of Cape Cod to the Nantucket Fluke grounds. Fluke fishing started out slow, but got better and better with the changing tides. By the end we had close to a double Fluke limit. Forty of the fish were over 5 lbs and up to 10.4 lbs. We also had three Monkfish. From there we headed to the Tilefish grounds and had very good action in the morning until the wind picked up to 20 – 25 NE in the afternoon. Once we were finished up there after catching all day long we headed west. We got to the wrecks at 4AM and it was still blowing hard Northeast, so we called it a trip and headed home. All in all it was a good trip with plenty of fish!
First Place Tile:
Kenneth Garth – 29.5 lbs
First Place Fluke:
Marty Dowd – 10.4 lbs
Pete Ferguson – 14.3 lb Monkfish