DECEMBER 20, 2015

fishing reports

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that Friday was a good day. We had a lot of codfish- we drifted most of the day, and some of the drifts has as many as 15-18 fish. Seabass were mixed in and as a bonus, if you wanted ’em, there were as many mackerel as you could possibly catch. Some of the guys who wanted them easily caught over 100. Unfortunately, Saturday and Sunday were blowouts because of the stiff winds.

We’re planning on heading out the Saturday and Sunday after Christmas, weather permitting. After that, we’ll be doing some cod trips when the weather allows. Be sure to stay tuned to our emails and Facebook for updates.

On behalf of the Black Hawk family, we’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a fabulous 2016!

DECEMBER 13, 2015

fishing reports

Capt. Greg reports that great weather and great fishing accompanied us all this week. How can it possibly be the middle of December? Loads of codfish and seabass coming over the rails. Porgies have moved a little bit to the east, a little bit farther away. They’re still there thick as can be, but we’re kind of staying away from them little bit because the codfish and seabass have been so good. We’re even catching some mackerel, pollock, and a few blackfish- although unfortunately, the season is closed right now.

A lot of bait around Block Island- herring and mackerel, and we’ve seen lots of seals, dolphins, and even some whales. It’s really a late season mecca. A winter wonderland of cod and seabass, only without the winter. Happy Fishmas!

Heather from the office reminds everyone that we’ll plan on fishing steadily, weather permitting, right up to Christmas. These are all limited trips by reservation only, so plan accordingly and call early, as the trips are filling up. We also plan on going out on some specialty cod fish trips after the first of the year, so stay tuned to your email for dates and reservation information. It doesn’t take long to fill them up! With the fishing and weather this good, it’s a real bonus for this time of year.

Don’t forget, Black Hawk gift certificates are available now. Give a fishing trip or two to your family and friends for Christmas, and come see why the Black Hawk was voted the most popular party boat in Connecticut for 2015. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up to the minute information and details on upcoming trips.

Get ready- we also plan on doing some seal watches over the Christmas vacation! We’re looking forward to doing some special trips, including a fundraiser for Madeline- you may have read about her in the fall when she came out on a special fishing trip with us. We’re looking forward to some great trips, so be sure to check your email for when we post the dates, as we know they’ll fill up quickly!

DECEMBER 6, 2015

fishing reports

Captain Matt reports an excellent week of both weather and fishing aboard the Black Hawk. Friday’s trip was a one drop spot; we stayed there the whole day. Excellent load of sea bass, cod with a good mix of porgies. The weather for Saturday’s trip was next to perfect. Beautiful October type weather, only in December- not quite short sleeve weather, but close. A lot more codfish in the first few hours. We left them biting to find more sea bass and it didn’t take long. Anchored up on a pile of them and stayed there the rest of the day. Porgies and cod were also caught, but sea bass was the main stay. Sunday was another great weather day, but with a slight westerly wind. Once again, we started off predominantly on the codfish, and like Saturday, eventually ended up on the sea bass and scup. There were a few blackfish mixed in on all of the trips and no dogfish on any days, which made the fishing even easier. Pool fish were codfish every day in the 18 to 24 pound range. Customers left tired and arm weary but with smiles on their faces and full coolers. It just can’t get any better for this time of year….great weather with fantastic fishing.

Heather from the office reminds everyone that we’ll plan on fishing steadily, weather permitting, right up to Christmas. These are all limited trips by reservation only, so plan accordingly and call early, as the trips are filling up. We also plan on going out on some specialty cod fish trips after the first of the year, so stay tuned to your email for dates and reservation information. It doesn’t take long to fill them up! With the fishing and weather this good, it’s a real bonus for this time of year.

Don’t forget, Black Hawk gift certificates are available now. Give a fishing trip or two to your family and friends for Christmas, and come see why the Black Hawk was voted the most popular party boat in Connecticut for 2015. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up to the minute information and details on upcoming trips.