July 24, 2016

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that the bluefishing has really EXPLODED!   All you want, any method, all the time.  Diamond jigging is obviously the easiest and most productive – drop it to the bottom and you got ’em.  Good mix of striped bass too, a lot of shorts but with some nice keepers mixed in.  Bottom fishing has remained good all week. Friday’s trip was hampered by windy conditions. We couldn’t go where we wanted, and were fishing secondary spots.  Still was productive on porgies and seabass, although not the limits we’ve been used to. Saturday we had a charter with the Milford Striped Bass Fishing Club. Although there was still a big heave from Friday’s windy weather, we still had a productive trip with porgies and some nice seabass.  Fun was had by all.
Our Thursday and Friday After Work Special trips continue to be productive with great bluefishing, and some bass mixed in.  These trips will continue through August and the first part of September.
Heather from the office reports that our schedule continues to be  fishing every day, leaving the dock at 7:00 am Monday through Friday and at 6:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  On Tuesday, July 26 we will head out at 6am for a half-day trip so we can participate in the Channel 3 Kids Camp fishing tournament at 1:00 pm. This Saturday, July 30, we will not have a 6am trip, but will still have a trip at 1:00 pm.  We will also continue to  go out on Thursdays and Fridays at 4:00 pm for our After Work Special trips.  As part of the Black Hawk and the Community program,  in July, we’ll be collecting small personal care items- soap, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.  In August we’ll be collecting school supplies, so stock up when you’re shopping and bring them down to the boat.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

July 17, 2016

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that it was another week of good fishing.   We continued with the bottom fishing on our weekday trips, with the seabass bite continuing to improve.  On Friday, 11 year old Brieanne and her family joined us from the Catskills area of New York.  Brieanne caught loads of porgies and seabass and out caught her brothers, her cousin, and her dad- great job Brieanne!  Our After Work Special trips showed good bass and bluefishing, with plenty of blues and a good number of keeper bass, up to 40 inches.  On our weekend half day trips, the morning tides were better for the bass and blues than the afternoons this weekend.  There was lots of action, with keeper bass, lots of shorts, and plenty of bluefish!
Saturday evening, we headed out for the Celebrate East Lyme Day fireworks.  As usual, as part of our Black Hawk and the Community program, this trip was our “Christmas in July” trip, where we collected toys and books to be distributed to local children during the holiday season.  This year was our biggest yet, as we collected two car loads of toys, and hundreds of children’s books.  We can’t thank everyone enough for their support.  You’re helping make the holidays better for some local children!

Our schedule continues to be  fishing every day, leaving the dock at 7:00 am Monday through Friday and at 6:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  The exceptions are Saturday, July 23rd, and Saturday, July 30, when we will not have a 6am trip.  On Tuesday, July 26 we will head out at 6am for a half-day trip so we can participate in the Channel 3 Kids Camp fishing tournament at 1:00 pm.   We will continue to  go out on Thursdays and Fridays at 4:00 pm for our After Work Special trips.  As part of the Black Hawk and the Community program,  in July, we’ll be collecting small personal care items- soap, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

July 10

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports another week of excellent fishing.  Monday’s Fourth of July holiday was a beautiful day with lots of porgies and a good number of seabass.  We’ve seen the seabass fishing continually improving over the course of the week.  Tuesday evening we had a special charter with a family birthday party.  The two birthday boys were celebrating their 7th and 70th birthdays, and had friends and family from across the country and even overseas join in the fun.  The kids caught lots of porgies and had a great time!  The rest of the week’s day trips continued to excellent porgy fishing, with good seabass and fluke mixed in too.   Saturday was the exception- and we don’t hold back any punches when it comes to telling you about the fishing. Good or bad, you’ll hear it from us. Although we’ve had some spectacular fishing 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks, Saturday was not one of those days. We were hampered by strong easterly winds and tough conditions and had to fish in secondary places to escape the rough conditions. We did catch some bluefish, we did catch some striped bass, and we did get some porgies and seabass but it was a struggle.   Sunday was better, with more action on the porgies and seabass.  It wasn’t how it’s been, after the wind kind of churned everything up a bit, but it wasn’t bad.  Sunday afternoon was calm and beautiful when the sun came out, and we had a good showing of porgies and seabass.

The After Work Specials on Thursday and Friday had lots of diamond jigging action with a lot of short bass, a few keepers, and monster bluefish.  These trips will continue to go out on Thursdays and Fridays by reservation for the rest of the summer.

Saturday evening had us out for the Sailfest fireworks display.  Although the weather seemed iffy, it was a beautiful night and we had a front row seat for the fireworks.  As usual, as part of our Black Hawk and the Community program, we collected diapers for our diaper drive.  Over 100 packages were collected. Thanks to everyone for their support!  We’re looking forward to our Christmas in July fireworks trip next weekend.

Our schedule continues to be  fishing every day, leaving the dock at 7:00 am Monday through Friday and at 6:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  The exceptions are Saturday, July 23rd, when we will not have a 6am trip.  On Tuesday, July 26 we will head out at 6am for a half-day trip so we can participate in the Channel 3 Kids Camp fishing tournament at 1:00 pm.  On Saturday, July 30, we also do not have a 6am trip.  We will continue to  go out on Thursdays and Fridays at 4:00 pm for our After Work Special trips.  As part of the Black Hawk and the Community program,  in July, we’ll be collecting small personal care items- soap, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!