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Cod Trip out of Montauk tommorow--boat leaves at 4:30 a.m.

Old 04-01-2004, 10:47 PM
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Default Cod Trip out of Montauk tommorow--boat leaves at 4:30 a.m.

Sounds like fun until I check the marine weather:


SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY

OVERNIGHT
E WIND 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 10
FT. RAIN AND FOG. A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS.

FRI
N WIND 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE LATE. SEAS 7 TO 10 FT. AREAS
OF FOG AND DRIZZLE THROUGH THE DAY. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS IN THE
MORNING.

FRI NIGHT
NE WIND AROUND 10 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT. AREAS OF LIGHT
DRIZZLE.

Should be interesting. Hopefully I will get some good pics.
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Old 04-02-2004, 07:01 AM
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At least you wont have to move the jig rod much
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Old 04-02-2004, 07:27 PM
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6-9 ft you may have to move just to compensate.
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Old 04-03-2004, 08:27 AM
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Well I have to say my first cod trip is something I will never forget. Arrived at the boat at 4:30 a.m. with still stiff winds out of N.E. appx 20kt after blowing even harder than that sustained for about three days. Forecast was for seas 7to 10 but they also expected the wind to calm down sometime that morning. Captain decided to wait a little while to get a report from a much larger party boat what it was like around the point. (figured we might get spooked running into some crazy seas in the dark). Party boat captain reported difficult seas with a nasty chop out of the N.E. mixing with a large sell from the east. Said watch out for "holes" that open up in front of the boat, but that is was doable. Making a long story short, it was nasty, everybody got green around the gills ( We all reluctanly put on the patch after hearing the sea report the night before) with several of our group boofing. At one point in the rips around the point, the captain asked should we proceed. I quickly and loudly yelled **cking A!!! (No one else said a word). The boat could only make half speed (about 8kts) through the mess. We steamed for about three hours through fog and mist to Coxes ledge, southeast of Block Island.



Started very slow, but the captain decided to anchor on a piece of structure and started chumming with clams. After about an hour of nothing we started getting a slow pick and then it opened up. 6 anglers fighting single and doubleheaders was the norm. Caught our limit and released at least as much. About 200 fish came over the rails. We released a bunch of good sized keepers. It was a feeding frenzy. Multiple double headers, average wait for a hit was about 30 seconds. The funny thing was another well known Montauk party boat only had 1 short and 1 keeper hanging around right next to us. You should have seen the faces on those guys as we caught two hundred fish right in front of their noses. I wouldn't have wanted to be that captain yesterday.

Unfortunately my batteries died on my digital on the way out. I took a few pics with the camera phone on the ride back, did no justice. I should have stopped fishing to take a few shots but I was trying for the pool and I didn't ever think to take a break and get some action shots. Back to to dock at 2:30 with the seas laying down nicely. I will post a few pics on the photo forum.

BTW, if you ever get chance to charter the Capt Mark out of Montauk, I highly reccomend. First class boat, captain and mate. Just ask the guys on the party boat next to us that couldn't buy a fish in the same area.
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Old 04-03-2004, 11:38 AM
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Great report Proline. Brings back some great memories.
I live in Jax FL and we have great fishing here both bottom and trolling. We can fish all year round. We moved here from CT. One of the things that I do miss is those great cod trip on the Francis fleet out of Pt. Judith. My favorite were the 24 hour trips both jig and or bait trips. We loaded up on beautiful cod.
Just a quick warning. Hold the cod fillets up to the light before you cook them. Enjoy.
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Old 04-03-2004, 12:18 PM
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Mike, the captain showed us how to remove the worms. I just finished. Only found about 5 worms in ten fish. They looked pretty tasty too!!!! Maybe could use them as a garnish.
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