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.