May 21, 2017

“It was a week of great fishing with a big variety,” reports Capt. Greg of the BlackHawk.

This past Wednesday was opening day of the fluke season and the Black Hawk took full advantage of it. Some customers easily had their limits with fish just over 5 lbs. and a lot of action with shorts and some bluefish mixed in. Friday’s porgy trip was a little delicate; decent fishing but you had to work at it. As usual, the more experienced anglers fared the best, with a lot of bluefish mixed in.

Friday night’s trip was a slam dunk. Once we got anchored up, put the chum out and lit the place up, the action started and it was literally non-stop. An all out blitz on the bluefish, with customers arm weary by the end of the trip. Great weather, flat calm and gorgeous. And if you’ve never seen it, the Peconic-Shelter Island area is so scenic, especially at sundown. We have another one of these bonus trips scheduled for this Friday, May 26th, leaving the dock at 5:00 pm, so don’t miss out. Call today.

Speaking of the “lighting it up”, this year the Blackhawk has installed high output LED lights made by DuraBrite. These are the same lights used by the crab boats on the popular TV series the “Deadliest Catch.” When I co-hosted a seminar in Richfield, CT with Sig Hansen, Capt. of the Northwestern, in conversation on the lighting, he suggested these lights and boy, he wasn’t kidding. If any fishermen are looking for the very best in marine lighting, look no further. Simply put…..they are the best.

Saturday’s porgy trip with Capt. Matt started out with a boatload of fishermen and a little slow fishing at first. It wasn’t long before he found a monster pile of huge scup. No short fish here, all big stuff; biggest of the year so far. Customers loaded up, even had some blues and keeper weakfish mixed in. Nothing like full limits and heavy coolers to keep customers coming back. Sunday’s porgy trip was even better than the previous day.”Red Hot” fishing, double headers, even triples at times. “Man, that’s some fishing!!” were the customers’ comments as the anchor was pulled. Capt. Matt summed it up very simply, “We Catch Em…..Ask Around!

Heather from the office reports that this week, we’ll be fishing Tuesday, a fluke trip Wednesday, porgies on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day Monday.  Our online ticketing is available now for customers who wish to purchase tickets in advance, check our website for more information.  Our private charter calendar is filling up for spring charters, so be sure to book your date soon.  As always, you can give the office a call or check out our website for all the details.

May 14, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that Friday’s porgy trip started with a delicate pick and stayed that way for most of the day. At times a few flurries, a few double headers that made it look like it would bust open. Saturday’s trip was a lot more consistent, with some good changes of fat porgies to 3 1/2 lbs. Regular sharpies had their limits (30) with the rest averaging about half. The bite this year has been unusually delicate. Why? We don’t know, but smaller hooks and smaller fresh baits have been working much better. As always, braid is the way to go. A few bluefish, fluke, weakfish and striped bass have all mixed in with ’em.

Unfortunately, due to the heavy winds and the forecast of torrential downpours, Sunday’s Mother’s Day trip was canceled. Hopefully we’ll have some better weather in the coming weeks so all those moms can enjoy a day on the boat.

Speaking of bluefish, they’ve invaded some of the Greenport areas. Plenty of bunker to keep them here awhile, and simply great diamond jigging action. With fluke opening on the 15th, there’s tons of fishing action.

The best is yet to come on the porgies, so stay tuned to our website and follow us on FaceBook, Twitter for reports, pics and videos, along with our upcoming specialty night trips.

Heather from the office reports that right now we’re fishing on Saturdays and Sundays, with some weekday trips mixed in as well. Be sure to check the website for the full schedule. We still have a few dates open for private charters in May and early June, so book your trip today before the calendar is all filled up.