Captain Greg reports another great week of fishing during the Thanksgiving holiday. Tuesday’s trip was good, but Wednesday’s trip was one of the nicest; flat calm with great fishing. Spectacular weather for this time of year has made this week some of the best fishing the Black Hawk has seen for late November. Friday’s trip was just a steady pick all day long; we never really got a flurry. Saturday’s trip was next to spectacular; we anchored up on one spot and stayed for the entire day. Porgies, sea bass and plenty of codfish, and we even had a few bluefish and blackfish to round out the menu of the day’s catch. Guys were tired but happy when they reached the dock. Sunday’s trip was again a nice weather day. Started off a little slower in the morning, but ended with a bang. Everyone had their limit of seabass, bags full of porgies, and quite a few codfish mixed in as well. Dogfish were not a problem this week. All week, the pool winners were codfish in the 20lb range.
Heather from the office reports that we will continue to fish on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as long as the weather permits. As a reminder, these trips are by reservation only and have limited space available, so be sure to call early to get your spot on board. When the weather cooperates, we’ll be doing some mid-week trips as well, so stay tuned to your email and our Facebook page for up to date info on that.
Fishing during the week was excellent aboard the Black Hawk, reports Capt. Greg. Wednesday was nothing short of spectacular. The weather was gorgeous; flat calm all day, and the fishing couldn’t get any better. All the porgies you could possibly ask for, big jumbo seabass, and a good scattering of codfish. We even had a few blackfish and a handful of bluefish come over the rails and into the coolers.
Thursday and Friday, unfortunately, we couldn’t fish due to the weather. On Saturday, despite brisk northeast winds, we went back to the scene of the crime in the lee of Block Island. The weather was nice but it was just a pick for the first couple hours. We finally moved outside when the wind dropped out and it was a one drop spot. Anchored up, stayed there the whole afternoon, and again, had excellent fishing. Plenty of porgies and seabass with a good mix of cod, a few blackfish and a few bluefish mixed in. Handful of dogfish mixed it, but they certainly weren’t a problem. Sunday’s trip was very, very good, with a lot more codfish coming over the rails- over half a hundred keeper codfish, with fish up to 19 pounds.
Our schedule is now Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, one trip each day, leaving at 6:00 am. These trips are reservation only and limited to 30 people, so you’ll need to call the office to get a spot on board. When the weather is good, we also plan on doing some weekday trips- this week we’ll be heading out on Tuesday and Wednesday. All of our trips from now on are by reservation only, so be sure to call the office to grab a spot. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as your email, for our special coming up this weekend for Small Business Saturday. You won’t want to miss it! On behalf of Capt. Greg and the entire Black Hawk crew, we’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that we had a specialty trip on Tuesday, leaving at 5:00 am. Weather was calm, fishing was absolutely excellent- the porgy fishing was just sensational. Big scup, double and triple headers, everybody catching their limit in a heartbeat. We then went outside farther to where the seabass were, and almost everybody caught their limit of big seabass. A few codfish mixed in with a few bluefish as well. On the way in, the weather started deteriorating, the wind started to pick up, and it has been blowing ever since. We lost all of the other days were supposed to fish this week, including our special Veterans Day trip. As of this writing, we’re still waiting for the winds to be subside so that we can continue our season.
Our schedule is now Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, one trip each day, leaving at 6:00 am. These trips are reservation only and limited to 30 people, so you’ll need to call the office to get a spot on board. When the weather is good, we also plan on doing some weekday trips- so stay tuned to your email and our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on when we’ll do those trips. We hope to see you soon!