Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that easterly winds earlier in the week hampered us a little, keeping us from a few seabass laden hot spots, but overall bottom fishing is still excellent. Limits of both porgies and seabass remain the norm, with some nice fluke besides. A bonus are some keeper stripers that are climbing on the sea clams too.
Bluefishing remains ridiculous. If you’re looking to wear yourself out, well, now’s the time….it just doesn’t get any better, period!!! Our customers are going home arm weary and very happy. A good mix of jumbo seabass are chewing on the diamond jigs, along with some striped bass. A lot of shorts, but quite a few keepers too. With only a few weeks left before school starts, get the kids rounded up and come down for some hot family fishing fun.
Saturday night we did one of our sunset cruises, this time with the folks from the WARM Center in Westerly, Rhode Island. Although thunderstorms were predicted, we made it through without any rain at all! It was a great night, everyone had a blast, and raised a lot of money to support WARM’s great programs!
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. Please note there is no 7:00 am trip on 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!
The Black Hawk reports another week of just spectacular bottom fishing with some of the nicest, sunniest summer weather too. Fishing remains excellent, with some days just very, very good and others nothing short of out of this world! Huge porgies, monster seabass- some so big you’re afraid to put your hand near ’em! A good combination of fluke mixed right in there with them. Tuesday’s weekly group of Bruce, Richie and Murphy, just clobbered them, to put it simply, getting their limits of big fish.
As always, the Black Hawk is committed to taking our valuable customers, either the once a year family or the guys that go every week, to the very best fishing areas….and the Montauk areas are it right now and have been all season long. For quantity, quality, and variety, it’s Montauk or bust for us! If you’re looking to fill your freezers or show the kids a great time, now is the time to go.
Capt. Greg’s best advice to the customers bringing their own tackle for these trips is to bring enough of a variety for not only the different species but also for the changing tide and weather conditions. Bring some fluke rigs, a variety of sinkers, etc. Braid line is always preferred. Also, although we carry ice and try our best to wash all the fish down, nothing is better than bringing your own cooler with ice. Add a little seawater to the ice just when we start fishing. Bleed your fish and get ’em in this slush as you’re catching them. The quality at the table goes up 1000% if you take care of them properly from the start. These phenomenal trips leave the dock Monday through Friday at 7:00 am.
Our 4:00 pm evening trips all week have been knock-outs too, only different species, the blues and bass. All the blues you could possibly want, too many, really- you’ll wear yourself out! No need to put anything in the water other than a Black Hawk hammered jig with a 7/0 Siwash hook attached. Take to the bank, this combo is deadly! Drop it to the bottom and you got ’em. The latest trips, prior to this writing, were Saturday’s 1:00 pm trip and Sunday’s 6:00 am trip. Both of these weekend trips were slam dunks- all you wanted. Clean diamond jigging, no mess, no slime, no smell. Drop the jig to the bottom and hang on. Miss the first bite, no problem. Leave it right there and another will climb right on. Don’t be surprised if you get a couple of hump-head sea bass or a few stripers too, they’re all in the mix. The bass and bluefish trips on Thursday and Friday evenings leave at 4:00 pm and are limited to 28 people- so make your reservations soon. We also head out on the weekends at 6:00 am and 1:00 pm.
One final note, congratulations are in order to Capt. Matt Chamberlain and the J & B Tackle Crew. They won the largest bluefin tuna category last week in the “Montauk Canyon Club Challenge” Tournament. Matt loves his tuna fishing and this week he’s taking a 5 day vacation from running the boat to participate once again in J & B Tackle’s “Tri-State Shoot-out” over at Block Island. Good luck Matt, we’re all waiting for a few fresh tuna or swordfish steaks.
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. We will also continue to go out on Thursdays and Fridays at 4:00 pm for our After Work Special trips. We had a great time last week as part of the Channel 3 Kids Camp fishing tournament- we had the campers on board with us and had a great time fishing with them. 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!