A handful of cod were waxed Thursday, and a handful of cod and ling were hung Sunday, on the party boat Captain Al, Capt. Tom Weiss said. Those were the two days the daily trips for cod sailed recently. Kind of slow, he said, but the ocean was 41 degrees. That’s still okay for cod fishing, he said, and dogfish backed off that were a nuisance until recent trips, and anglers hope cod fishing improves this week, as the ocean settles. Last week’s ocean was affected by the previous weekend’s blizzard. No mackerel and herring were seen, though sometimes both were hooked previously aboard. Lots of unidentified readings were marked. When readings are herring, the fish are usually hooked on the trips. Different depths were fished on the two trips, and only 100 feet or deeper gave up bites. The boat is this site’s nearest to New Jersey that fishes for cod daily each winter, and the trips are running 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. See More Info. Call: 516-623-2248.