Here is a report from Captain Neil that he posted on Noreast.com:
If you thought about fishing on the Celtic Quest this morning but did some thing else instead, maybe you should pass by this report.
Fred, Bob, Tom and I chose to fish the CQ today. What a CATCHING trip we had! So did all the other anglers on board! Capt Chris stopped to mug some of the cocktail blues that were jumping all over the surface. You could see and hear the water gurgling, sounded like a rushing mountain stream. For every blue we boated we lost as many of the surface and we had all the blues we wanted within the limits.Then we went pork chop catching. We caught, caught and caught some more! It is wonderful when you can porgy fish using a 4 oz sinker in the middle of Long Island Sound. I loved the way Tommy cuts the clam bait, nice thin strips that fits on the hook and the porgys grab the hook as they suck in the clam bait. Way to go Tommy!
It was almost 1 stop catching porgys. When you can release keeper size porgys knowing that you will catch enough of the bigger and biggest size to take home, it does not get any better. Capt. Chris you had us on the fish.A hugh blue fish caught on a flounder spin pole took the pool. Our friend Tom did it to us again.
On top of all that the sun stayed in, no humidity, calm seas and just perfect fishing conditions for me. And, I also get to be the Go Home Capt!
What a day!So no rods were constructed today. Hey guys, I need a day off every now and then.
Folks this is the time of our fishing season when mayhem breaks loose almost every day.
Get a day off and get on a Port Jeff party boat.