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    Next Trips – Sat. 5/2 and Sun. 5/3

     

    Yankee Fleet will begin it’s 2015 season on Saturday May 2.  Due to regulations our season will start a bit later.  As of right now we are waiting for the actual regulations to come out.  We do know that we will not be able to keep any cod fish this season and will be targeting haddock, Pollock, cusk, hake, redfish, whiting and mackerel.

    Capt. Rob and many familiar faces will be back on deck!  We are anxious to get out there and really focus on haddock fishing.

    We will continue to run everyday 7am-4pm, weekends 6-3 and 7-4, with Limited Capacity Tuesdays and Super Thursdays.  We will also continue our 1 and 2 day trips to Cashes Ledge and Fippennies.

    We are in the process of moving our office just down the street.  Ready for Opening Day!

    NEW ADDRESS is 1 PARKER ST.  in Gloucester………..  Take 128 North to the very end.  Go 1/2 way around two rotaries, straight thru the first set of lights and at the second set of lights (which you used to go straight thru)  you will now bare right.  After STOP sign you will bare to the right and take your immediate left onto Parker St.  You will have the pizza restaurant now on your left.  Rockport National Bank will be the next building on your left.  Yankee Fleet’s New ticket shack is on your right hand side just up a little from the bank.  As we adjust to our new location we want to make the process as smooth as possible for our anglers.  There will be a free parking area on your right before you get to our ticket shack.  The distance between our parking and boat is about the same as our previous location.  Call us if you have any questions at 855-546-3474.

    Thank you and here’s to another fishing season!

    BEST weather days….October 30 5am-5pm & October 31 7am-5pm

    Right now we have a definite go for Thursday, pharmacy 10/30 5am-5pm.  With conditions as good as they get, viagra approved NW winds 10-15 kts and seas 2-3 feet, we will start boarding at 4:15 am from 121 East Main St.

    Reservations can be made online at www.yankeefleet.com or call us before 5pm today 10/29 at 855-546-3474.  Our office opens at 4am and space is available!  COME ON DOWN!

    Friday, October 31, 7am-5pm is also available.  We need some more reservations to confirm before we can say we are a definite go.  If you are deciding to go Saturday or Sunday, Friday is the BEST weather day!  Call ahead, 855-546-3474, and book!

    Target species are pollock, hake, cusk and redfish.  Haddock will reopen November 1st.

    Fish Report Saturday 9/27

    The Yankee Clipper headed out for an all day trip 7am-5pm with Captain Rob.  The trip was great!! We had quite a few big hake, and a mix of Pollock, cusk and redfish.

    Our half day trips also had a good turn out and you couldn’t beat the summer weather!

    Sunday, 9/28 we head out again 7am-5pm on the Yankee Clipper.  Space is available and the office will open at 5:30am!

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    Fish Reports 9/25 & 26

    Thursday’s trips although private charters did well.  We had a lot of nice Pollock on board the Yankee Clipper which ran 7-4.

    The Yankee Freedom also went out for an afternoon half day trip and had some red fish, cusk and Pollock along with some nice whale sightings!

    Friday’s trip was our regular all day trip which had a tough go at it.  Caught some fish but overall a slow day.

    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, remedy ” 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)!

    Yankee Fleet’s Fall Season – 2014

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

    FALL SCHEDULE:

     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 www.yankeefleet.com 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 www.yankeefleet.com). 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 www.yankeefleet.com 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!