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    Change to schedule for Thanksgiving weekend.

    We have decided because of the popularity of the marathon trips. We will be running a Super Friday trip the day after Thanksgiving. Friday Nov. 27. 5am-5pm. Saturday and Sunday will run regular trips 7am-4pm



    Weekend change of plans.

    Because of the wind forecast for Thursday. We have decided to run the 5am-5pm marathon on Saturday. These trips have been fantastic. Having the extra fishing time really makes a difference.

    Let’s not forget that the restrictions on haddock end on Sunday November 1st. That means we can keep them again. Between the large pollock and the haddock, fishing should be great.

    If you are planning on going fishing this time of year, please call and make a reservation. We have had to cancel trips due to low reservations. Then have people that have driven hours to get here, only to find out the trip isn’t going. Had reservations been made there may have been enough people to send the trip.

    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 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.


     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

    Schooner Festival Annual Parade of Sail Sunday 8/31/2014


    Yankee Fleet will be offering a viewing cruise aboard our 100′ Yankee Freedom on Sunday, August 31st.

    We will view these magnificent schooners as they make their way out of Gloucester Harbor to begin their race.  Viewing of the race will also take place.

    This trip is an amazing trip to be able to see these vessels up close!

    Tickets are available and can be reserved ahead of time by calling us at 855-546-3474.