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September 24, 2018:
Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report: "It was a pretty lack-luster week in Rhode Island. The weather was rather windy which kept us tied to the dock most of the week. We did manage to get out two days this week and found piles of hungry sea bass and scup. The fluke were almost nonexistence after the swell, but Friday did plenty of see the action while bottom fishing. Anglers walked off the boat with over-flowing coolers of dinner-plate-size scup and monster sea bass. We had our first cod trip on Saturday. The weather in the morning was less than ideal with strong winds making for a huge swing on the anchor. Fishing was a slow pick until the afternoon when the seas calmed and the bite started to turn on. The biggest cod of the day was around 15 pounds. We will be sailing on Sunday and are hoping for much better results. We will be sailing Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Sunday at 7am. For any additional information please call the office. We hope to see you at the rail soon."



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  • September 17, 2018 Open or Close

    Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report via email this week. "It was a pretty lackluster week of fishing in Rhode Island. The weather was rather windy which kept us tied to the dock. We did manage to get out two days this week and found piles of hungry sea bass and scup. The fluke kept a low profile with the very dirty water, but anglers had no problem catching limits of sea bass to 5 pounds. Those who put on the smaller hooks and targeted scup had no problem filling buckets. We will be fishing for sea bass and fluke this week until the 21st. On the 22nd we will be switching over to our fall cod season. We will be sailing Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Sunday at 7am. For any additional information please call the office. We hope to see you at the rail soon."

  • September 10, 2018 Open or Close

    Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report: "The week started off on a low note with the first 3-day tuna trip being very slow. We marked fish but could not get them to bite. One problem was the amount of squid around the boat. They were attacking the baits at all depths. We sailed on the next trip on Wednesday with perfect weather really hoping to raise some fish. We found a great bite on the troll with the longfins. We had times where we had 5 fish on at once. The night bite was nonexistent for us, but there are reports to the south of a good bite. As long as these hurricanes don't mess things up we should have a solid year offshore. The inshore fluke fishing also had its peaks and valleys this week. High hooks for the week left with limits catches. Those who worked the bucktails and Gulps did have the best action. Plenty of scup and sea bass keeping rods bent all day. We will keep this up until September 21st. On the 22nd we will be switching over to our fall cod season. We will be sailing Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday at 7am. For any additional information please call the office. We hope to see you at the rail soon."

  • September 3, 2018 Open or Close

    Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report: "We had a fantastic weather week in southern New England. The fluke fishing has remained to be very strong on the full-day fluke trips. It has slowed up a bit with massive piles of scup moving on to the grounds. High hook still left with limits of fluke to 10 pounds. Along with these piles of scup are more and more sea bass to 5 pounds. Everyone has been having no problem leaving with a limit and throwing back a limit or two. We had no problem once the limit went to 7 fish on September 1st. We will be targeting sea bass on every trip until December 31st. The marathon trips are over for the year, but what a year it was. The last trip was the slowest, but we still managed to catch over 100 keeper fluke. We also has a full limit of sea bass to boot. We may be adding a few of these trips in September so always be on the lookout. We finished up our half-day season on Labor Day. We had a great season on the sea bass. The fluke fishing was a little slower on the beaches, but the fish we did catch were great quality. Our first tuna trip left on Saturday, September 1st and we are very excited for the report. We still have plenty of spots open on these trips but once the word is out there is fish we expect this to change. Don't miss out. We can't wait to get back out there. We hope to see you at the rail soon."

  • August 27, 2018 Open or Close

    Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report "A fantastic weather week in southern New England. The fluke fishing has remains very strong on the full day fluke trips. Fishing has become a little tougher due to massive piles of scup moving on to the ground but high hooks are still leaving with limits of fluke to 10 pounds. Along with these piles of scup are more and more sea bass to 5 pounds. Everyone has been having no problem leaving with a limit and throwing back a limit or two. We cannot wait until September 1 when the limit rises to seven fish." Capt. Frank said fishing has rebounded on beaches with the water temperatures going down about 2 degrees, with more fluke in the mix with the sea bass. "Our tuna season is right around the corner with our first trip leaving September 1," he said, adding there have been quite a few good reports from the edge with plenty of yellowfin, bigeyes and mahi swimming around.

Frances Fleet

Frances Fleet
33 State St
Narraganset, RI 02882
phone: 401-783-8513


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