December 29, 2016

December was a month of superb bottom fishing. Coolers full of jumbo sea bass, codfish, porgies, and a good mix of pollock and flounder as well. As you may know, we’ve taken the boat on an easterly migration to Dodson’s Marina in Stonington Borough, which gives us easy access to Block Island. As of this writing (at the end of December) the fishing is still excellent, although seabass and porgies end on December 31. Throughout January, we’ll continue fishing, including running some specialty trips, leaving early and heading to Cox’s. These trips will continue until the codfishing tapers off, and then we’ll pick up again in April.

In other news, just before Christmas, Capt. Greg and some of the crew headed to the Connecticut Marine Trades Association Jingle & Mingle holiday party, where Heather was honored to receive the Jeanne Czel Person of the Year Award. This award is given each year to someone who exhibits Jeanne’s spirit and determination in making the community a better place. Heather was shocked and honored to receive the award. The Black Hawk is proud of Heather and her commitment to our Black Hawk and the Community program. As usual, we’d like to thank all of our customers for their support in making this program a huge success!

As 2016 comes to a close, we’re already looking forward to a great 2017 season. We’ll be starting off with some of our sports shows this winter, and we hope to see you there! Also in 2017, we’ll have some new trips going out, and you’ll now be able to buy your tickets online! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to know what we’re up to this winter, and check our website for updates as well. Thanks for your support in 2016, and we look forward to seeing everyone in 2017!

December 18, 2016

Capt. Matt from the Blackhawk reports Sunday, December 11th had some nice, calm weather and good fishing. High hook on the cod was 8, with everyone getting a few and lots of sea bass. Nothing really huge; 12 to 15 lbs. Thursday, the 25th, Capt. Greg was at the helm with stiff north westerly winds. Jumped around most of the day, picking fish at every spot. Best was in afternoon when the wind was howling. High hook was 7 cod, with some fish in the 20’s. A lot of sea bass, but no scup. Talking to other boats that were there, they didn’t have any scup either, stuff probably moved to off shore waters. Although we’re still catching sea bass pretty good, it’s not like it has been in past weeks. That time of the year, the fish are moving off shore to deeper water.

We have a few trips left this year, so plan on joining us soon! Call the office to get a spot on board- 860-448-3662. As usual, check our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and information. We’d like to wish all of our customers the very best this holiday season!