In honor of our American military veterans and Independence Day, Wicked Tuna’s Captain Dave and Nancy Marciano are hosting a group of veterans aboard the Yankee Freedom. Captain Dave first began working with the Wounded Warrior Project about four years ago. He usually treats small groups throughout the season but his year has been incredibly busy for the Marciano’s and he needed a larger boat to bring out a larger group of vets.
Capt. Orrell and Capt. Dave
Captain Dave naturally turned to Captain Tom Orrell, from where he began his fishing career. Capt. Orrell owns and operates Yankee Fleet Fishing. Orrell was all on board with the idea and has donated his largest ship, the Yankee Freedom. Jim Destino donated lunch and Mayor Romeo Theken and the City helped organize gift bags.
Captain Dave and Nancy Marciano
Eva Rose and Nancy
Salted and chopped sea clams are used to bait the groundfish
Read more here in Saturday’s Gloucester times.
Gloucestercast 190 With Donna Soodalter-Toman, Cidalia Schwartz, @SchwEJ, Cat Ryan, @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 7/3/16
Donna Soodalter-Toman Opened DIVA Donna’s Infinte Variety Of Adornments- Catwalk Curls Rock Conditioner www.adornmentdiva.com 161 Main Street Gloucester MA+
Stickie Of The Day- Craig’s Video On The New Pasta Making Joint
VIDEO: PASTAIO VIA CORTA
Cidalia Schwartz Bluefin Blowout www.bluefinblowout.com August 4th-6th www.lyonwaugh.com
Wing and Creature Update
Cape Ann Museum Walking Tours
Water Feature At Burnhams Field- Lots of Fun
TJ Ciarametaro New Harbormaster Chad Johnson Named deputy Harbormaster
Harborwalk Movie Night Grease July 13th Wed
Captain Dave Marciano Taking Wounded Vets Out /Yankee Fleet Providing The Boat Destinos Donating Food Mayor Sefathia Giving The Vets Gift Bags
Crazy Animal Attacks
Here are a few photos from the last few days.
Fishing has been fantastic at Yankee Fleet. Come join us for a great day on the ocean.
We added a new trip. Mackerel fishing Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm-9pm
Great fun, for the whole family.
Check Out The Yankee Fleet Website for More Info- http://www.yankeefleet.com/
Ross Clayton mate aboard the Yankee Fleet Battles A 20 Lb Striper On 8 Lb Test.
Book your deep sea fishing charter on the Yankee Fleet, they have a great website too- http://www.yankeefleet.com/
Captain Pete has been having some severe a type of vertigo that makes him so dizzy it takes him to his knees. In the past couple weeks he’s had to come in from fishing a bunch of times.
So what does Tommy O do? Hand crafts Pete his very own set of stabilizing outriggers right down to the cables with the birds hanging off the ends.
Tommy O displays the prototype-
and here’s a happy Pete ready to go fishing-
Tremendous opportunity to view the Schooner Race on the very comfortable Yankee Fleet vessel.
Teresa from the Yankee Fleet writes-
29th Annual Schooner Festival
Mayor’s Race Viewing Cruise
Sunday, September 1st
10am – After the start of the race
$20 per adult
$18 per child
East Gloucester Marina
121 East Main St.
For reservations call
855-546-3474 or 978-283-0313
Yankee Fleet will be offering a viewing cruise aboard our 100′ Yankee Freedom on Sunday, September 1st. This trip is fully narrated by a local historian and sailing enthusiast for over 30 years, Gardner Winchester. 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.
Captain Pete Mondello At The Helm
The Patriot will never be the same without you.
Good morning fisherman!!!
So here’s the latest scoop, the bluefish are in, the toothy blue assassins are flushing out the mackerel making them harder to find, which only makes the live mackerel more valuable for people trying to live line for stripers.
There are plenty of squid around as we had a mate fill a bucket while sittin on one of our docked vessels two nights ago. Calamari for dinner!! Live lining squid like stated last week can be a very effective striper method if done at the proper time ( which is later at night with a moving tide).
It is absolutely the time to be slinging eels at night for stripers as the water temperature continues to rise, use a small live line hook, hooking the eel through the lower jaw and out an eye ball, it is important to get the eel in the water as quickly as possible as they will entangle themselves very quickly, it is also very important to hook through an eyeball that way the eel stays alive and presents a much better meal ( will present diagram below).
Flounder fishing continues to be good, with good fishing off of Niles beach. If you are new to the saltwater fishing scene come down and sign up for a harbor adventure tour! they run Friday and Saturday’s from 4:30 – 8:00 pm. These trips focus on stripers, mackerel, flounder and other inshore species. Let us do the driving and fish finding!
Based on what I’ve heard and seen, there are COPIOUS amounts of squid around and many people are catching them for dinner while others are fishing them for big stripers at night. Use a yo-zuri squid jig and look for pilings with bright light once it gets dark as the light brings them in.
I have had many customers coming in buying seaworms saying that the flounder bite is still very hot. sandy bottoms per usual are the best places to find them. The dogbar was "loaded" with flounder I heard from two customers who quickly bought a dozen worms to head back out there. If you’re looking for stripers with this warm weather, the water temperature will be rising and as the summer progresses you will have to change your fishing times to early in the morning and later at night as they will be heading to deeper, cooler water during the day as the summer heats up, but for now there are still mackerel around the groaner. Using sabiki’s is still catching striper candy. If surf fishing from the rocks, fish the white water for the big linesider of the season.
No word on bluefish, but with the water temps heating up its only a matter of time. Come down to the tackle shop at 121 east main street to get all the tackle and information you need, and if we don’t have what you are looking for we are more than happy to order it for you!
Feel free to leave a question for my in the comment section directly under this post and I will do my best to answer it for you.
www.yankeefleet.com and our telephone number is 1 855 546 3474 ( 1 855 5GO FISH )
121 east main street gloucester ma
hours of operation weekends 5 am.
thursday 4 am
open till 6
The Yankee Fleet Has a Blog Check It Out Here
here is a video and a couple of pics i took on Saturday from aboard the Yankee Fleet fishing boat. we left shore right next door to your warehouse under threatening and mysterious skies! it was strange because it was so hot out, but at times the sky had a very ‘wintery’ look.
no matter what the weather, the trip turned out well, my nephew Adam caught the largest fish of the trip, an 11 pound cod, and was thrilled to win $100 and a free trip. my thanks to the crew of the Yankee Fleet for making it a great and safe trip!
All the Yankee Charter boats were packed today to head out fishing. The good weather has people out and active. Good to see!
Long days down the wharf this time of year. Working every day is starting to take a toll on me mentally but I try not to think about all the time away from my girls too much or it tends to really eat at me. You gotta grind it out this time of year and I know that. At least I took a half a second to snap this pretty shot before heading home.
The Yankee Clipper lit up and preparing to take on passengers in a couple hours as I get to work.