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June 18, 2018:
The report from the Frances Fleet was that fluke fishing on the full-day trips saw its ups and downs this past week as strong tides combined with wind made for a tough drift on some trips. When things lined up and they got a nice drift the fish cooperated but other trips were slow. Half-day trips, which concentrated on local waters, also saw mixed results with good action on most trips but a lot of short fish for every keeper. Quite a few sea bass as well that were released unharmed as the season doesn't open until the 24th. Squid fishing on Saturday night was pretty good but the bite didn't really get doing until around 11pm. High hook left with around three quarters of a bucket full of nice-sized squid.



Previous Reports

  • June 11, 2018 Open or Close

    Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report this week: "It was another good week of fishing in New England. The beginning of the week started out with some serious weather, but it calmed down and made for a picture-perfect weekend. The fluke fishing had its highs and lows this week. Saturday was the star of the show. A very light group of anglers were treated to doormat after doormat. The pool fish was a solid 10-pound fish. The biggest fish of the day was over 32 inches and well over 12 pounds. They also had 10 fish over 7 pounds and 30 fish over 4 pounds. It was truly some great fishing. The action close to home on the beaches has been very slow. There has been plenty of bait in the area but the fish just didn't want to chew. The night squid trips have also been having great results. High hooks of the week left with buckets of squid. The size this week was much smaller than in weeks past. The squid have been ranging from 4 to 18 inches. We are planning on sticking with the squid and holding off on starting the night bass trips. Reports have said that the night fishing is almost nonexistent at Block, but always keep an eye to this report because it could break open at any time. For more information you can always call the office."

  • June 4, 2018 Open or Close

    Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report: "It was a very strong week on the fluke grounds. The beginning of the week had some of the best drift conditions you could ask for with light winds and a strong tide making for some great bucktail fishing. The quality of the early-season fluke is outstanding with many fish in the 4- to 7-pound range. Biggest fish of the week topped the scales at just shy of 10 pounds. Many anglers left with limits or just 1 fish shy of it. The end of the week did see the wind picking up, which negatively impacted the overall catch. Squid fishing was a little off this week due to the full moon. Wednesday did have the best action with high hooks catching a bucket of squid. Friday was just okay, and Saturday was very slow. With the full moon we hope the squid dropped their eggs and we will have another run of squid in the next few weeks. We will be squid fishing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights until the bite is over. We have a few days left on our charter schedule. There are a great time to get the family or work group together and have the whole boat to yourselves. Please call the office and Speak with Cory about all charter details. We hope to see you at the rail soon."

  • May 28, 2018 Open or Close

    Captain Frank Blount, owner of the Frances Fleet, passed along the following report: "It was a very strong week on the fluke grounds. The beginning of the week had some of the best drift conditions you could ask for with light winds and a strong tide. This made for some great bucktail fishing. The quality of the early-season fluke is outstanding with many fish in the 4- to 7-pound range. Biggest fish of the week topped the scales at just under 9 pounds. Many anglers left with limits or just one shy of it. The end of the week did see the wind picking up, which effected the overall catch. Squid fishing finally started this week after some terrible spring weather. We sailed Wednesday for the first trip and the squid started coming over the rail as soon as we stopped. Many anglers left with overfilled buckets. The weekend saw some of the same fishing, just more spread out. We will be sailing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm. We still have a few charter dates left this summer. If you are looking for a private charter please call the office and speak with Cory about dates and prices. We hope to see you at the rail soon."

  • May 21, 2018 Open or Close

Frances Fleet

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


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