Capt. Greg reports that extraordinary weather and just fantastic fishing sums up this past week. Tuesday and Wednesday full limits (45 a man) of jumbo scup and limits of sea bass besides. Thursday saw the closure of sea bass in Federal Waters, which put a little cramp on our program. Both Thursday and Friday we clobbered the scup, but unfortunately had to throw back countless numbers of jumbo sea bass. We went into state waters where the sea bass were biting heavy. Customers ended the trips with a sea bass bonanza, most easily getting their limits. Some nice cod to 20lbs and quite a few winter flounder rounded out these trips. Saturday we had to deal with stiff northeast winds. Captain Matt fished in state waters only, picking away all day on both scup and sea bass.
The bluefish scene remains hot; Diamond jigging again gives all you want. Good mix of stripers and a few jumbo sea bass. The weather might be cooling off, but the fishing is staying hot!!
We’re looking forward to some great fishing in the next three months for cod. With this much cod around, who knows, it might be another Baccala Bonanza like last year.
Heather from the office reminds everyone that we are still fishing every day leaving at 7am- although please take note that there is no trip this Friday, September 30. As usual, stay tuned for updates on our website and Facebook page.
A special congrats to Capt Greg – he welcomed his fourth grandchild to the world on Friday. Hunter Anthony, 8 lbs 15 oz makes 4 grandkids – all boys- for Captain Greg. Surely some will be working deck on the BlackHawk in the future! Hunter and his family, Ryan, Cassie, and Jackson, are all doing well. Congrats!
Heather from the Black Hawk reports that the diamond jigging has reached the fall peak- it just can’t get any better, period. All the bluefish you could possibly want, you’ll wear yourself out fishing, with a good combo of jumbo seabass and striped bass mixed right in. Thursday’s trip was indicative of what we’re saying. The group fishing with us charters the boat 7-8 times a year. On their trip last week, over 500 bluefish were caught in non-stop action until we switched over to seabassing. Don’t fret, they get every fish filleted and utilize every one of them, icing ’em down properly in the coolers before heading back to upstate New York with their haul.
Bottom fishing remains consistent in the Montauk and Block Island areas. Both limits of jumbo seabass and big scup continue to fill coolers and keep customers as happy as can be. Even a few codfish are mixed in.
Our schedule continues to be one trip each day, leaving at 7:00 am. Sundays and Mondays are for blues and bass, Tuesday through Saturday bottom fishing for porgies and seabass. This schedule will continue right up through Columbus Day. As always, you can check our website ( and our Facebook page for details and updates.
After a picture perfect summer, with just wonderful weather, it was tough to lose 4 full days to the tropical storm, but that’s what happened. We were all concerned about how the fishing would be in Hermine’s aftermath, but things were back to normal starting on Thursday when we resumed. Porgy and seabass fishing remains good- some days more of one than the other. Saturday’s trip was excellent on the porgies, with the usual sharpies having no problem limiting out on the seabass. Some bluefish, striped bass, and even a few codfish are coming over the rails as well.
Sunday was our first bluefishing trip since the storm. We weren’t sure how it was going to be- the bluefishing was great before the storm, and we were hoping it would pick up where it left off. We ended up being hampered by stiff southwesterly winds, which limited where we could go. We started off fishing in Plum Gut, and stayed as long as we could. We then headed over to Pigeon Rip. The fish at Plum Gut were gigantic, the fish in Pigeon Rip were smaller- although there were more of ’em. We will continue to bluefish on Sundays and Mondays.
Heather from the office reminds everyone of our schedule: Tuesday through Saturday we’re bottom fishing for the porgies and seabass, and Sundays and Mondays we’re diamond jigging for the blues and bass. Take note there is no trip on Thursday, September 15 and Friday September 30. Check our website for a full schedule.
In September, we’re collecting cleaning supplies for our Black Hawk and the Community Program, to be used by the MASH Shelter as they prepare housing for new families. Our boxes of school supplies have been shipped down to Baton Rouge- thank you for your generous donations! We hope to see everyone soon!