May 25, 2020 @ 7:20 AM
Party and charter boat operation guidelines
Carol J Charters
Boat Launch, COVID -19 Operational Guidelines
We have guidance from the State on Chartering as of June 1, 2020. Due to the efforts of the President of the Rhode Island Party & Charter Boat Association, Rick Bellavance, Dean Hoxie of DEM, and many others, a comprehensive set of operational guidelines have been published. The guidance lists physical distancing, group size, cleaning procedures and a vessel capacity formula. The captain and crew of the Carol J have reviewed the guidance and established how it all works our customers and us. Safety has always been the first priority just slightly ahead of putting a load of fish flopping on the ......
May 23, 2020 @ 6:44 AM
May 21, 2020
The Rhode Island Charter Association has submitted a proposal to the Governor for opening our charter business. This plan includes social distancing, sanitizing protocols, and face coverings. We expect to hear within days The Carol J, is going in the water on Tuesday. I expect to book charters beginning in June.
Each season I like to spend a few days checking on the arrival of fluke and striped bass. Both species arrive in waves, no pun intended. June fishing can be really good or not so good.
I try to avoid “shot in the dark” charters, preferring a specific plan based on history, current conditions, and current knowledge of “the bite”.
Early season possibilities:
School bass, fluke, Shad &......