Reader Gallery: Party All Winter - The Fisherman

Reader Gallery: Party All Winter

Winter doesn’t mean your saltwater season is over. We are very lucky here in New England that we have winter fisheries and boats that will run ‘weather permitting’ all winter long. December is definitely the month that offers the most opportunity to party boat anglers. With boats that run out of Rhode Island and Connecticut, sea bass and cod are on the menu for both states right through the end of the year. If you run out of Rhody you can add blackfish to the mix with that season also staying open until the ball drops in Times Square. The Black Hawk, Sunbeam Fleet, Frances Fleet, Seven B’s and Booked Off Charters are all worth a call if you want to get in on some December bottom fishing action in the vicinity of Block Island. And while the air is cold, the fishing is often red hot and if you’re still cold after a day of cranking ‘em in, these boats have heated accommodations to keep you toasty and comfortable all day long.

Winter fishing is a way of life on the Seven B’s here is one of their customers, Ed with a good late-season catch for the cooler.
Taylor took a ride with Booked Off Charters and landed this solid tog.
The Black Hawk knows where to find the blackfish, here is CJ Adams with a hefty tog from a November trip.
The cod fishing around Block Island has been good and getting better over the last several years, here’s Dennis Krissick with a nice one.
The Frances Fleet runs regular trips during December and throughout the winter and the cod catches can been very good.
Zack from Zah’s Bait and Tackle took a trip with Capt. Tony Guarino of Booked Off Charters and boated this heavy blackfish.
Glen Piette with a pair of beast blackfish taken on a recent run on the Black Hawk.
The sea bass fishing has been awesome through November and there’s no reason to think that trend won’t continue into December, here’s Black Hawk patron Jose with a nice one.
Pat McGuire with a pair of keeper codfish taken on a recent run aboard the Black Hawk.
The crew of the Sunbeam Fleet knows how to put their fares on the fish! Give them a call to get in on the action!


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