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November 16, 2020 - 09:31:22

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports suburb weather made for great fishing early this week with boat limits of sea bass to 5.5-pounds, hefty hauls of jumbo scup, and a nice showing of cod to 12-pounds. As the weather deteriorated, anglers had to work hard to earn their catch. Friday and Saturday also took work in nautical conditions, but Sunday saw a major improvement with the fishing. The Fin Chaser is done fishing for the year and Capt. Keith wishes all anglers reading this and their families a blessed and happy holiday season and looks forward to seeing everyone again in the spring of 2021 for those giant Peconic Bay sea porgies.

November 09, 2020 - 09:40:23

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports returning to Jurassic Park by mid-week, finding great cooperation from jumbo sea bass producing limits around the rails along with a nice helping of cod to 11.5-pounds, and loads of silver platter scup to round out buckets and coolers. Special mention goes to Rilla Williams who bested two categories with the largest cod and the pool winning sea bass of 5-pounds on Thursday. Friday’s trip took more effort, but anglers that put in the work put together a nice catch of jumbo biscuits, cod, and silver platter scup. Saturday and Sunday saw anglers enjoy great action with boat limits of jumbo sea bass, big porgies, and cod. Please note that the Fin Chaser will now be departing from their winter location which is just behind Salivar’s Restaurant located at the Salivar’s Dock at 470 West Lake Drive, sailing daily from 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. Therefore make sure to reserve your days online to secure your spot at the rail as you don’t want to miss out. To reserve, follow the same procedures to book by going to myfinchaser.com and click the book now button to find an available date.

November 02, 2020 - 15:58:28

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports the weather was not as cooperative as it had been the prior week. Nevertheless first timers and old salts that showed off their spirit were rewarded with limits of jumbo sea bass, a nice pick of cod and loads of platter size porgies. Dogfish have been a problem at times, however once Capt. Keith leaves them behind the gate, anglers enjoyed hassle free catching. Saturday crew had to fight through nuisance dogfish everywhere, shallow or deep. Some adjustments made paid off as anglers proceeded to a boat limit of jumbo sea bass, a few cod, and some big porgies. Sunday saw limits of jumbo sea bass around the rails, along with cod and scup. Now is the time to stock the freezer with tasty holiday time seafood. Therefore make sure to reserve your days online to secure your spot at the rail as you don’t want to miss this fishing. The Fin Chaser sails daily from 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. and to reserve, follow the same procedures to book by going to myfinchaser.com and click the book now button to find an available date.

October 26, 2020 - 09:45:47

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports quite a productive Monday with limit a boat limit of jumbo sea bass, plenty of silver platter scup and some nice size cod. Tuesday saw anglers enjoy a full boat limit of jumbo sea bass, monster porgies, and a bunch of cod. Wednesday saw all on board enjoy cod to 15-pounds, sea bass to 5.5-pounds, and porgies to 3-pounds. Thursday’s fall bonanza continued as all on board enjoyed filling coolers of sea bass to 5-pound, porgies, and cod to 13-pounds. Cod to 12-pounds, sea bass to 5-pounds and dinner plate scup filled buckets and coolers for all anglers on Friday. Saturday was spent blackfishing with all on board keeping busy with a steady pick of fish to 8-pounds. Although the weather did not allow Capt. Keith to fish his preferred real estate on Sunday, he was able to find a nice body of fish to work on and put together a nice catch of medium to large porgies and sea bass. Now is the time to stock the freezer with tasty holiday time seafood. Therefore make sure to reserve your days online to secure your spot at the rail as you don’t want to miss this fishing. The Fin Chaser sails daily from 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. and to reserve, follow the same procedures to book by going to myfinchaser.com and click the book now button to find an available date.

October 19, 2020 - 09:45:21

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports finally getting back out on Wednesday finding jumbo scup and sea bass chewing down the special rainbow clam for limits of both species around the rails. Some cod also made for a nice fall mix bag. Thursday’s trip started off slow with a strong finish. Shannon “Cod on a Rod” Richards and his crew put on a real clinic putting a healthy helping of turkey cod to 10-pounds, oven stuffing sea bass to 5-pounds and oven roasting scup to 3.8-pounds in the coolers, all caught on rainbow clams. Friday saw some nautical conditions to deal with, but that didn’t bother the Fin’s loyal patrons as the crew kept busy catching Thanksgiving turkey cod to 12-pounds, Christmas dinner plate scup, and monster sea bass that won’t see the New Year to 5-pounds, all caught on the festive colored rainbow clams. The Fin changed their course on Sunday by targeting blackfish, which was the right move since the tog were chewing well. Since the fishing has been savage on the days the boat can get out, now is the time to stock the freezer with tasty holiday time seafood. Therefore make sure to reserve your days online to secure your spot at the rail as you don’t want to miss this fishing. The Fin Chaser sails daily from 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. and to reserve, follow the same procedures to book by going to myfinchaser.com and click the book now button to find an available date.

October 12, 2020 - 10:09:37

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports anglers enjoyed great weather on Tuesday and excellent accumulation of a boat limit of jumbo sea bass, scup and a sprinkling of cod. The boat stayed sidelined due to strong winds and rough seas until Friday when nice weather resulted in a boat limit of big sea bass, big porgies and a strong showing of keeper cod. Since the fishing has been savage most days, now is the time to stock the freezer with tasty holiday time seafood. Therefore make sure to reserve your days online to secure your spot at the rail as you don’t want to miss this fishing. The Fin Chaser sails daily from 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. and to reserve, follow the same procedures to book by going to myfinchaser.com and click the book now button to find an available date.

October 05, 2020 - 09:48:29

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports despite losing a few days to inclement sea conditions, fishing remains solid off the waters of Block Island. Before the big blow, Monday took a bit of searching, however once Capt. Keith got dialed in, the rewards were well worth it as anglers all boated limits of jumbo sea bass, pails full of deluxe porgies, and a good shot of nice size green cod. Also out on Monday was our own West End editor Geoff Lawrence and his Porgy Posse of “Chicken George” Combest, Bobby “Sanman” Gibbs and Sammy Sipowitz and as Geoff said, Capt. Keith had to move around a bit but anglers were able to score big on the scup and sea bass to 4-pounds. Keith Powell added two cod to his full cooler, while Bobby and Sammy each hauled in a keeper weakfish. You guys are killing me, I sure wish I were there to show you and the posse how it’s really done Geoff. Just kidding dude, you are one of the best sinker bouncers I know.  Tuesday’s anglers did a great job of adding up a fantastic fall mix bag of jumbo sea bass, porgies, and a genuinely nice helping of hefty tasty green cod. All fish bit the red-hot Rainbow Clam, which catches everything. After the blow, the fish cooperated and added up quite nicely on Friday, with a boat limit of jumbo sea bass and plenty of double headers of medium to large porgies to fill up the pails. Saturday’s trip produced the best sea bass fishing thus far this season, with an easy boat limit of biscuits to 4 ½-pounds along with a hefty helping of porgies, triggerfish, and cod to top off the coolers. Sunday

September 28, 2020 - 09:33:13

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports it was great to be back out on Thursday with great cooperation from jumbo sea bass, which easily filled limits for all on board. Porgies were very scattered but Keith chased them down and also had a couple cod to spice things up. Friday saw patrons enjoyed steady action that accumulated into great catches of big porgies, jumbo sea bass, and a bunch of nice cod. Saturday experienced true family fun with a boat limit of jumbo sea bass, big porgies, and a good shot of keeper green cod. October has always been crazy good. Therefore make sure to reserve your days online to secure your spot at the rail as you don’t want to miss this fishing. The Fin Chaser sails daily from 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. and to reserve, follow the same procedures to book by going to myfinchaser.com and click the book now button to find an available date.

September 21, 2020 - 12:38:55

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports fares worked hard and put some really nice quality jumbo porgies and sea bass on Monday. An extra special thanks goes to everyone on deck who contributed to the fish raiser. There was a nice big cooler full of fish taken by Jeff Garrett at the Crab Shack who made sure the fish went directly to those in need during Community Outreach. Capt. Keith is grateful to everyone’s participation and their kindness, which was a blessing to those who hungered are fed. On Tuesday Capt. Keith found a nice pile of porgies and sea bass for fares to work on in comfortable conditions. One drop of lock and load was all that was needed for a full boat limit of scup and biscuits, leaving them chewing. Wednesday was yet another day of solid fishing with everyone filling their creels with both big porgies and jumbo sea bass Thursday’s fishing took a bit of hunting for the jumbos and the captain found them and the fares caught them to limits around the rails with both species. The weekends rough seas gave Capt. Keith and his crew a few days to spruce up the boat after a very productive and hectic summer. Once seas settle down a bit, The Fin will be back for the second segment of the season, which should produce even bigger and better scup and biscuits as October has always been crazy good. Therefore make sure to reserve your days online to secure your spot at the rail as you don’t want to miss this fishing. The Fin Chaser sails daily from 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. and to reserve, follow the same procedures to book by going to myfinchaser.com and click the book now button to find an available date.

September 14, 2020 - 09:37:39

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports everything on Monday took more effort than usual with the sea bass trying to out fox all aboard the Fin, however Capt. Keith hit the fox hole and all on board smoked them out. Nice job Cap. Then it was back to regular program on the porgies and in the end, a great day of family fun fishing was had by all. Tuesday saw anglers enjoy great cooperation from porgies and jumbo sea bass and a grand time was had by all. Wednesday proved much the same with great fishing fun. Thursday saw anglers accumulate limits of scup and biscuits, then on Friday, despite less than favorable conditions, the run offshore produced savage sea bass fishing with quick limits of jumbos were had by all. A move back inshore produced a full boat limit of porgies, then it was back to the barn to escape building seas. Saturday’s sea conditions did not allow Capt. Keith to fish his preferred “real estate” so he poked around at several drops catching wherever anglers could tolerate conditions. Anglers who stayed at the rail picked away at the porgies and sea bass putting together a catch. Sunday saw a SE swell, but fishing was on track with everyone bagging their limits of scup and sea bass. Please note that the Fin Chaser is now back to the 10-hour 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. trips every day since bag limits increase to 50 porgies and 7 sea bass. The boat will travel further offshore to the fall haunts during these extended trips. These trips fill up fast and will be limited in capacity. Follow the same procedures to book by going to myfinchaser.com and click the book now button to find an available date.

September 08, 2020 - 09:31:27

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports a genuinely nice start to the fall season with quality fish hitting the deck. On Tuesday, the Bronx Bottom Feeders, JohhnyCakes and other sharpies loaded their coolers with jumbo scup, sea bass and some nice codfish with a side order of triggerfish, blues, and mackerel. Thursday saw anglers landing jumbo sea bass, loads of porgies, triggerfish, mackerel, and bluefish. Several fine anglers were represented on the day from the Brooklyn Benders, The Kodiak Fishing Club, and Tacklebox.fish. It was Carl Long (Patriarch of the Brooklyn Benders) who reigned victorious claiming the pool with his 4.5-pound monster sea bass. Way to go Carl. Friday and Saturday resulted in great catches around the rails with limits of jumbo scup, jumbo sea bass and a mix of cod, mackerel, triggerfish, and bluefish. Sunday was another day at the office with everyone loading up on scup, jumbo sea bass, triggerfish, and all the mackerel you cared to catch. Please note that the Fin Chaser is now back to the 10-hour 5 A.M. to 3 P.M. trips every day since bag limits increase to 50 porgies and 7 sea bass. The boat will travel further offshore to the fall haunts during these extended trips. These trips fill up fast and will be limited in capacity. Follow the same procedures to book by going to myfinchaser.com and click the book now button to find an available date.

August 31, 2020 - 10:10:17

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports another great week of family fun and fishing. Monday saw the porgies in ferocious mode with one drop producing a limit by 7:30 A.M. Then it was on to jumbo sea bass land with the same result of one stop shopping for an early return and many smiling faces. Dr. Evan Brathwaite followed in his son’s footsteps and won the pool with his 5-pound sea bass. Way to go Doc. Tuesday was yet another day of fantastic fishing with all on board making easy work at catching their limits of porgies and sea bass. Fin sharpie Gio bested 3 categories adding Fluke to 6-pounds in the mix. A great day was had by all. Wednesday saw more effort by Capt. Keith and his loyal anglers put in the work and by days end, everyone came away with good catches of scup and biscuits. Thursday saw a big improvement with anglers accumulating limits of scup and sea bass with some triggerfish, blues, and mackerel added to the creel. A special Thursday afternoon trip with Capt. Keith’s lifetime friends and an outstanding group of young people who went from novices to pros in no time flat, accumulating a smorgasbord of jumbo porgies, sea bass, triggerfish, and blues, filling pails like old salts. Friday saw anglers enjoy another fine day of filling pails and coolers with porgies, sea bass, mackerel, blues, and fluke. Saturday’s ominous threat of weather saw only raining porgies, sea bass, triggerfish, and mackerel as Fin anglers showed their mettle and perseverance accumulating fine catches on both the morning and afternoon trips. Sunday saw great weather and the scup on the chew along with sea bass and giant triggerfish.

August 24, 2020 - 11:10:55

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports the porgy bite was slow on Monday, although determined anglers chipped away at it and put together a respectable catch. Tuesday saw beautiful weather and Capt. Keith was able to get back to where the big porgies and sea bass live. As usual, anglers went on to accumulate limits of both scup and biscuits to 4.5-pounds. Wednesday stellar weather saw a repeat of Tuesday’s fishing. Thursday and Friday saw limits around the rails for those who worked at it. West End editor Geoff Lawrence and his pal Feby Philip were also on board on Friday. The porgies were a bit finicky, but the bite was steady, and anglers were able to fill their buckets. The sea bass bite saw plenty of shorts and plenty of keepers and most fares limited on the biscuits. Geoff noted that he used Combs Bait and Tackle new Clam Frenzy bait and it proved deadly on both species. The weekend half-day trips saw loads of family fun as kids young and old alike got into the action filling pails and coolers with tasty scup and biscuits as well as a handful of by-catch sea treats. Please note that the Fin Chaser sails 5 A.M. every day and on Saturday’s, the boat sails at 5 A.M. and at 1 P.M. and you can reserve you spots at the rail online or by texting Captain Keith at (516) 643-0940.

August 17, 2020 - 10:22:51

Capt. Keith Williams of the Fin Chaser reports another banner week of family fun with scup, sea bass and many other sea treats. Tuesday and Wednesday saw anglers make easy work of decking limits of porgies, jumbo sea bass, fluke and mackerel mixing in. A Happy Anniversary Shout Out goes to Michael and Susan Clee, wishing you many more. On Thursday, AD and Simone battled it out, Ninja Paul & Patrick Rose put on their usual clinics and Harold Ramsey took the guys from E and R Plumbing to school. A great time was had by all. Friday was another drop them down and reel them up with easy limits of both targeted species as well as other sea treats tossed in for good measure. Saturday’s A.M. trip saw conditions getting nautical, however the scup and sea bass kept chewing away with a surprise visit from giant triggerfish and off course mackerel. The afternoon trip saw the Salty Anglers worked hard for the porgies in “less than flat calm conditions” but the guys kept at it and put together a respectable catch. Saturday’s blow pushed the fish out from where we had been catching them spoiling plans a bit on Sunday. However, determination and perseverance among hard working angler’s chipped away at it, putting together a respectable catch producing nice catches and happy smiles. Please note that the Fin Chaser sails 5 A.M. every day and on Saturday’s, the boat sails at 5 A.M. and at 1 P.M. and you can reserve you spots at the rail online or by texting Captain Keith at (516) 643-0940.


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