Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that the spring porgy run has certainly begun. Friday’s trip showed some good fishing, with a lot of people getting their limits. Some striped bass, bluefish and weakfish mixed in with them. A lot of seabass, but they unfortunately had to be thrown back. Saturday’s trip they didn’t bite so well, it was a pick all day long. Flat calm, bright sunshine and very crowded conditions made it tougher than Friday. Sunday proved to be a lot better, and despite strong westerly winds, the fishing was very, very good. A lot of people easily got their limits, and everybody had plenty of fish. We’re fishing in the Greenport area, and the wind, although it is in many other places, isn’t really a concern up there. Sunday, even though it blew a gale, had the conditions comfortable and the fishing good. We’d like to recognize a special fisherman we had on the boat this weekend. Eleven year old Kenneth Morales, who is the Defending Junior Olympic National Champion in boxing, joined us over the weekend. He had a great time fishing, and we had a great time getting to know him. We wish him the best of luck in is boxing career and hope that many of our Facebook and website followers will follow him as his career progresses.
Heather from the office wants to remind everyone about our current schedule. We’re fishing Saturdays and Sundays at 6:00 am (with the exception of this Saturday, May 21, when we do not have an open trip). We also have some limited space available-reservation only trips heading out during the week, so be sure to check our website and Facebook page for those. We will also have a trip on Memorial Day Monday, heading out at 6:00 am. As always, visit our website, Facebook page, or call the office for more info.
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that stiff easterly winds and torrential rains hampered the porgy grounds the end of this week. Friends of ours crushed them on Wednesday, Thursday was a little slow and Friday was about as slow as it gets. We did some diamond jigging and quite a bit of action on short bass with everybody catching a bunch. Saturday was a different story; seemed like a bigger bunch of fish moved in, larger fish with a lot of action diamond jigging, and quite a few keepers for all. We spent some time on the scup and although it was better than Friday, it was nothing to write home about. No signs of any bluefish yet, but there are a few weak fish and seabass being caught. Unfortunately, we are fishing in New York waters, so we have to throw the seabass back. It’s the first week of the season, so the best is yet to come.
On a different note, the Trout-A-Thon Tagged Fishing Tournament ended this past Saturday, May 7th. It’s been a great promotion with thousands of people signing up and over 125 fish being caught. Over $10,000 of the available over $18,000 in cash and prizes was paid out. It has successfully been the highest percentage of return in any tagged fishing survey, according to Connecticut DEEP officials. We would like to thank our sponsors; Rowledge Pond Trout Hatchery, RayMarine, Fisherman’s World in Norwalk and the Fisherman’s Magazine for their participation. We’re already making plans for next year; it will be bigger and better with a lot more fish being tagged, in more streams, lakes and ponds throughout Connecticut, worth more in prizes. We thank everyone for participating.
Heather from the office wants to let everyone know that our schedule right now is Saturdays and Sunday, one trip each day, leaving at 6:00am. We’ll be adding some weekday trips and specialty trips in the next few weeks, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and check our website for details. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Capt Greg from the Black Hawk reports that we will begin our regular season this Saturday, May 7th. We’re looking forward to a great season. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for fishing updates and special trips. We’ll be adding some weekday trips in the upcoming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned for updates.
The second annual Trout-a-Thon has a week left to go. We’ve had over 120 tagged fish caught so far, and there are still more out there! Be on the lookout for those bright yellow tags while you’re out there. Good luck this week!