Susie E II Cod Fishing Report week ending February 7th, 2010

The hot Montauk cod bite continued this week and weather allowed us to get in three great trips, all full-boat limits!!!

Tuesday, Feb.  2nd   We left the docks at 5am, as the majority of passengers requested a late leave, and hit the grounds at 7am.  It was a little choppy on the way out, but then went flat calm.  The fish started coming over the rail around 8:30!  Fish were in the 7 to 12 pound range  and all passengers limited, with many catching well over their limit-though we only keep our 10 per person.  Most fish were taken with fresh clams.


Wednesday, Feb. 3rd.  Light winds and almost no sea, greeted us as we left the harbor for another great day of cod fishing aboard the Susie E II.  Again all passengers went home with their limit of cod, though it took most of the day to get it done.  The largest codfish weighed 15 pounds.   After an initial flurry, we picked and moved, picked and moved, until it finally picked up in the afternoon.  The bite seemed to be better further east, and that is where we decided to fish Friday.


Friday, Feb. 5th.    After taking our first drift and not catching anything, we decided to anchor  and crush some fresh clams in the shell to get them going!  This spot lit up and produced an excellent bite from before sun up for about an hour.  That was followed by an hour lull of picking.  Then a strong turn-on lasted over an hour and a half and limited the boat.  The catch and release action that followed, would have doubled our limit!!!  Came back to the docks at 1:30, with everyone tired and happy, with bushels full of beautiful cod filets!

Saturday and Sunday the seas were too rough because of the storm.  Next week looks like some bad weather.  Monday is questionable, but Tuesday looks good.

We have a heated cabin, TV with DVD, microwave, toaster oven and griddle.  Nothing better than hot food on a cold day of fishing!  We only take 10 to 12 people a trip so there is plenty of room to fish and reservations are a must!  For an open boat cod opportunity that feels like a private charter, call (631)523-8862