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Saltwater Fishing Report

Report from Monday, October 16.

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The daily porgy trip would be docked today in 30-knot wind on the Fishermen, a report said on the party boat’s website. But the angling was great on Saturday and Sunday’s trips, “although Saturday we did get a good butt kicking!” it said. A nasty swell had built because of three days of wind. The fish were smaller Saturday, but much bigger Sunday. After today, weather looked great for the week. Trips are fishing for porgies 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

Some of the trips for porgies were weathered out toward the end of the week, but the fishing resumed throughout the weekend on the party boat Atlantic Star, Capt. Tom said. Catches were pretty good on both of Saturday’s trips. On Sunday morning’s trip, fewer were hooked but the porgies were big. On the afternoon’s trip, the angling was very good. Wind was forecast for today, but the crew is trying to sail on every trip. Trips are fishing for porgies 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 6 p.m. daily. The trips will fish for sea bass beginning Sunday, opening day of sea bass season. Eventually, one ¾-day trip will fish daily, instead of two half-day trips. That’s because the fish will migrate farther from shore, and more time is needed to reach them. Toms expects the schedule to remain twice daily through this week, at least. Anglers can telephone the boat if they need to ask about the schedule.