Saturday 9/20 Report

Capt. Rob and the Yankee Clipper reported a good day of fishing today.  The Pollock are turning up and we had some good numbers and sizes on board today.

Next trip is tomorrow Sunday 9/21, 7am-5pm!  Plenty of space available. Office will open at 5:30am!

Fish Report Update 9/13 & 9/14

We are still fishing!  September 13 and 14 were our most recent trips out.  We had a good crowd and although the bite was still “picky,” we did see some nice size pollock come aboard.

Big Fish 28lb. Pollock was caught by Anthony, Saturday 9/13 on the Yankee Clipper. 

We are back at it this weekend heading out today 9/20, with Captain Rob, 7am-5pm and Sunday, 7am-5pm.  Keep your eyes open for the report!

Trips are scheduled to sail Thursdays, 5am-5pm, Friday-Sunday, 7am-5pm with half day trips on Saturdays 8-12:30 and 1-5:30.

OVERNIGHTs to Cashes Ledge and Fippennies are still scheduled for 9/27-28 and 10/3-5.  For more information call us at 855-5GO-FISH (546-3474)!

Georges Bank trip 9/5-9/7

Capt. Tom put this trip together with a lot of effort, money, and hard work. He and Capt. Rob, spent a lot of time researching the area. And getting the best intell. they could get from a lot of the local Commercial guys that fish the area. How ever the trip turned out to be a bust. There were no cod, haddock, or pollock to be found anywhere. The only thing we were able to put aboard were mackerel. We were very lucky to have 3 of the best mates around on board for this trip. Ryan, George, and Mike. Also some of our best and loyal customers. How’s the old saying go ? Ya never know unless you try. Thank you to all aboard. And thanks to Capt. Tom Orrell for giving it his all.

Bill Campbell

Yankee Fleet’s Fall Season – 2014

Yankee Fleet will continue to fish well into the fall as usual. We will be targeting Pollock, cusk, hake and red fish. Haddock season will reopen November 1st.


 Extended Excursions – Friday thru Sunday – 7am-5pm

 Super Thursdays – 5am-5pm

 Half Day Fishing – Saturdays – 8-12:30 & 1-5:30             

**Reservations are strongly suggested!  To reserve you can either book online at or by calling us at 855-5GO-FISH (546-3474)

       Captain Rob has worked hard and done his do diligence in honing in on the Pollock. He reports he is confident in the success this fall.  His deep water trips also will continue with high expectations.

         Capt John has done an excellent job on the Offshore trips to Cashes. The decision to go to Cashes has been nice with almost exacting results for the different species. 

       The NEW really distant trip to Georges Bank is getting more and more exciting (check out overnight fishing on the website These trips allow us to get out of the Gulf of Maine regulations, with a size of 22 inches and no bag limit. We continue to talk to fishermen that have been there, getting intel and suggestions. The anticipation, and expectations are high.   We are getting the boat ready and an added bonus of  having a commercial grade vacuum package machine available to help keep what you catch longer and fresher.

        Yankee Fleet believes strongly in the conservation of our fish and the waters they live. We also believe in the rights of individuals. It is unfortunate how the process of getting to a sustainable fisheries has been fooled by all the smokes and mirrors, and allowing it to come to this.   We will continue to do our part.
Capt. Tom Orrell

Saturday Report 9/6

Yankee Fleet and Capt. Tom Lukegord reported a slow bite today.  Some big Pollock were caught along with a mix of cusk and redfish.  One of our regulars, John, fought a nice blue shark for about 20 minutes when the line eventually broke.  Capt. Tom is prepared to catch anything out there from Pollock, to tuna to even a blue shark.

We have the reservations for Sunday, Sept. 7th’s trip and will sail at 7am.  Capt. Tom will be taking the boat again, not to the same area as today, and knows where he will head tomorrow.  He and crew are confident these Pollock will arrive and will head out tomorrow at 7am to find them.

Reservations can be made online at or our office will open at 5:30am.  We are located at 121 East Main St. in Gloucester, MA.  Keep in mind that haddock will reopen as of November 1st and cod will reopen April 16th.  For more information call us at 855-546-3474.

Our 2 Day George’s Bank Trip will arrive back sometime tomorrow keep your eyes on our fishing reports!


Sunday report 8/31

The final day of keeping haddock and cod went out with a very good trip. More of those big haddock, cod, and cusk. Even a few nice pollock. We will be heading to Georges Bank on Friday 9/5 there is still room available. Call for details.