Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that diamond jigging for bluefish remains excellent. All areas are producing some fabulous fall fishing, even a combination of a few striped bass and a few black seabass climbing on the Black Hawk jigs. Some trips, when the tide is right, the customers are arm-weary, catching their fill and saying “We can’t catch anymore!”
Bottom fishing has been hampered this week by northeasterly winds. We’ve really been unable to fish in the primary spots that we’ve been accustomed to over the past couple of months. Still a lot of action, people getting their limits of seabass, although the scup has definitely been a little bit different with a lot of smaller fish. Capt. Matt fished down the beach over the weekend, on Saturday, beautiful weather under the beach and picked away on ’em all day long. Hopefully this weather system is going to change and we can get back to fishing where we want to.
It is with a heavy heart that we must report that The Black Hawk, Captain and crew have lost a dear friend this week. Wally was a retired lobsterman from Stonington who ran the 42-foot lobster boat the Peggy K. In a tragic accident this past Tuesday, while anchored up and fishing off of Watch Hill, he was run down by a 60-foot yacht. Wally will be greatly missed by the entire fishing community.
On a more cheerful note, the Black Hawk was excited to have a special fishing trip last Friday night. Madeline Guarraia, a 9 year old girl from Niantic who is currently recovering from a bone marrow transplant as part of her battle against leukemia, made a “wish list”, and on it was “go fishing”. We were happy to help her check that item off of her list. She and a few friends had a great trip, caught their first fish, and even saw some seals. It was a great night and we were so happy to be able to help.
Heather from the office wants to remind everyone that we will continue to fish every day through Columbus Day. Tuesday-Saturday is porgies and seabass at 7:00 am, Sundays and Mondays (including Columbus Day) are bass and blues at 8am. After Columbus Day, we will sail Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday at 7:00 am. As always, check our website or Facebook page for updates
Heather from the Black Hawk office reports a week of good fishing. During the week, our porgy and seabass trips showed some excellent fishing- nice seabass, with many fares getting their limit. Good sized porgies mixed in as well. Saturday’s trip even had some fluke mixed in. Another week of good, solid fishing. Sunday’s trip was good for the bass and blues, with lots of bluefish and a good number of bass mixed in as well. We’re looking forward to more good fall fishing in the weeks to come.
As a reminder, we’re fishing one trip per day now through Columbus Day. Sundays & Mondays are for bass & blues at 8:00 am, Tuesday through Saturday is for pogies and seabass at 7:00 am. An updated schedule for after Columbus Day in October will be posted soon. Important schedule update: We do not have an open trip this Friday, September 25. You can always check the website or Facebook page for updates.
Heather from the Black Hawk office reports a week of good fishing. During the week, our porgy and seabass trips showed some phenomenal fishing- jumbo seabass, limits all around, and we were throwing back keepers. Simply excellent fishing. Saturday’s trip, being a nice weather weekend day, was hampered by a greater number of boats in the area, and while we didn’t have limits like we did during the week, the fishing was still pretty good.
Sunday’s bluefish trip was another great day of fishing, with arm weary customers keeping their fill and releasing the rest. A few striped bass in the mix as well.
The Black Hawk was once again honored to hold the annual “Hook Up With A Vet” fishing trip last week. This trip is put together by the New England Salt Water Fishing Club. Every year we’re thrilled to be able to offer this trip to veterans residing at Rocky Hill Veterans Home. Once again, the trip was sponsored by Peter Pan bus company, who donated the bus, and Guertin Graphics, who donated t-shirts and trophies for the veterans. Everyone had a blast and caught their fill of bluefish. The vets even brought food to donate to the Gemma E Moran Food Bank in New London, which we delivered with a load of donated fish fillets. Truly one of our favorite evenings of the year and we’re honored to be a part of it.
As a reminder, we’re fishing one trip per day now through Columbus Day. Sundays & Mondays are for bass & blues at 8:00 am, Tuesday through Saturday is for pogies and seabass at 7:00 am. An updated schedule for after Columbus Day in October will be posted soon.