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.