August 28, 2016

Heather from the Black Hawk reports another week of really solid fishing on the scup and nothing short of sensational catches on the seabass.  Customers are having no problem getting their limits with fish over 5 pounds consistently coming over the rails.  This past Friday’s trip started off a little slow, due to gusty southwest winds, forcing us to fish in the lee of Montauk for a few hours.  The weathermen hit it right, for once, and said it was going to drop out and it did mid-morning.  We left the “slow pick” grounds and went to the happy hunting grounds where we loaded up once again.  That being said, we went to the food bank again this week with a load of nearly 200 pounds of fish fillets.  We encourage our customers to take only what they need, and then release or donate the rest of it. Help us help others in our local community, though fillet donations and all of our other Black Hawk and the Community programs.

Capt. Greg and Capt. Matt keep switching trips between the bottom fishing and the bass and blues 4pm and weekend trips.  Although neither will admit it, I think there’s a little friendly rivalry between them!!  They’re always asking each other where they were, how it was, how many, how big, etc.  At times it’s comical, but I can’t question the results!

Our 4pm sailings all week have once again been excellent on the bass and blues, with a few jumbo sea bass.  Diamond jigging provides non-stop action, all you can ask for.  Quite a few short stripers, with always a few keepers mixed in.  The weekend’s 6am and 1pm trips provided beautiful weather, flat calm, and once again great fishing.

Don’t forget that September 1 starts the bonus porgy season, with the limit moving from 30 fish to 45 fish per person.  Our sailing schedule will be 7:00 am every day, with Sundays and Mondays being for bass and blues, and Tuesday through Saturday bottom fishing for the porgies and seabass.  We’ll be collecting school supplies for schools down in Baton Rouge for one more week, up until Labor Day, so bring some markers, notebooks, pencils, or any other supplies when you head out for your trip.  For the rest of September, we’ll be collecting cleaning supplies once again for MASH, as well as canned goods to drop off with our next donation of fish fillets.  As always, you can check our website for details, schedule updates and more.

August 21, 2016

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that bluefishing simply remains phenomenal. Drop that diamond jig anywhere near the bottom and you got ’em. Consistently all you could want, with some real nice sea bass and stripers mixed right in. A smorgasbord of fish, filling all the coolers and making for boatloads of happy customers. If you’re looking for a lot of action, now’s the time. We’re fishing on Thursday and Friday at 4pm by reservation, limited to 28 anglers- but only for a few more weeks, so book your spot now! Also, one more week of Saturday and Sunday open boat at 6am and 1pm, before our schedule changes on September 1. We’ve been sailing on private charters all summer long on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, charters with up to 60 people, leaving the dock at 4pm These are coming to an end over the next few weeks as summer draws to a close. We’ve already had some groups book their dates for next year!

Our midweek 7am seabass, porgy and fluke trips, fishing in the Montauk area again this week, remained excellent. Plenty of big fish, and most customers have no problem catching their limit and filling their coolers. We even had a few triggerfish and stripers to round out the mix. A lot of bait where we’ve been fishing, with sightings of porpoises, a few whales and even a thresher shark pup (75 pounds) chasing the bait around on top.

Heather from the office reminds everyone that our schedule remains the same for a bit longer- Saturdays and Sundays, 2 trips daily at 6am and 1pm, and Monday through Friday one trip at 7am. The schedule will change on September 1 with the opening of the bonus season for porgies (45 fish per person). Then we’ll be heading out every day at 7am- Sundays and Mondays will be for bass & blues, Tuesday through Saturday for porgies and seabass. Check our websitefor updates and more info. Our Black Hawk and the Community program continues to collect school supplies through August and the beginning of September. Heather has a friend down in Baton Rouge, and she’s been very involved in relief efforts after these devastating floods. She has told us that school supplies will be needed in the coming months- so our school supplies will be heading down south in mid September. Grab something the next time you’re shopping and bring it down the boat on your next trip. We hope to see you soon.

August 14, 2016

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that while the weather might be intolerably hot and sticky, the fishing is even hotter!

Another great week of bottom fishing with nice catches of jumbo seabass, monster porgies, and a good mix of fluke, striped bass, and even a few triggerfish rounding out customer’s coolers.  Both Capt. Matt and Capt. Greg are concentrating on the seabass first, then going to the porgy grounds to finish the day.

Bluefishing remained better than excellent all week with non-stop action diamond jigging.  Good mix of seabass and striped bass climbing on the jigs as well.  The tides have been running pretty slow this week so during the slack, when time allows, we’ve been breaking out the bottom rods and seaclams and clobbering the scup and seabass.  Customers seem to love the variety and are happy to go home with an additional bag of fillets.

Heather from the office reports that our schedule remains the same through August  31- 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.  Please note there is no 7:00 am trip this Thursday, August 18.  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 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!