Faq’s pertaining to Cod fishing
How deep is the water we will be fishing
All of our spots are 100-300 ft. We always try to catch the best Quality fish in as shallow of water as possible.
How long of a ride is it to the Cod grounds?
The average ride is 1 1/2 to 2 hour ride.
Will we be fishing with bait or jigs?
Always be prepared to switch your terminal set-up. You could jig at one spot and find bait works better at another.When the fish are feeding on bait fish jigs work the best, When they feed of the bottom’ Star fish sea urchins etc’ then bait is the choice, One area the fish can be on jigs and a 1-2 mile ride and the bottom will change as well as the feed.
How heavy of a jig should I use
A common all around jig would be 14oz. That is what we recommend if you are to just bring a couple of jigs. The weight depends on sea conditions and your ability. A fast strong tide is tough to hold bottom so a heavier jig can be used. A novice might have trouble feeling the bottom with a 20oz jig, but the experienced guy next to him can feel the bottom with a 7oz jig. REMEMBER if you are not on the bottom you will not catch fish!
What if I do not bring any jigs?
There are always jigs on the boat you can use,You are responsible for them, they are usually run around $10 ea if you lose them
How big are the fish?
The Cod fish run from a size to small to keep to a whopping 60-70 lbs. Average size fish that we target are 10-15lbs with 20-40lbers common. Haddock run from 4lbs to 12lbs, Pollock average 15-20 lbs with a good amount of 25-30 lbs
Do we keep the fish?
Yes all legal ground fish brought aboard are yours to keep.
Who will filet the fish?
The fish fileting will be done by the crew, They will be fileted , bagged and put into the boats ice chest.
Do we need to bring coolers for the fish?
No leave your coolers to transport the fish in your vehicle until you return, The boat has a large ice chest that will hold all the fish, The fewer coolers on the boat makes it much more comfortable for you and the crew.
What type of Fishing gear should I bring?
A 4/0 reel is plenty for ground fishing with a medium action rod. A lot of the newer reels have a fast retrieve ratio 6.5 to 1. These are good reels designed for New England bottom fishing.
Do you allow braided line?
Yes, Not only do we allow it we recommend it! Braided line can increase your catch 100%. Especially in deep water or in a fast tide. Braided line is also much thinner than Dacron or Monofilament lines so they are not affected by the tide as much. An 80# line is recommended, anything lighter you can not untangle!
What if I do not have a fishing rod?
The boat always has gear you can use the set-ups are new at the beginning of the year.
What is the average catch?
This will depend highly on sea conditions and your ability, A group of experienced anglers can put 800-1000 + pounds of whole fish on the boat every time.
Any wolf fish or Monkfish?
Wolffish and Monkfish are by catch they do come up periodically, they do not run in big schools so we rarely target them.