Heather reports from the office of the Black Hawk another week of excellent porgy fishing. The boat has been going to the Montauk grounds where the scup are thick and have ferocious appetites. The Father’s Day weekend was hampered somewhat by thick fog but Saturday’s trip was probably the best of the week with doubleheaders of huge slob porgies coming over the rails. Sunday’s trip was more of the same. The holiday crowd had no problem loading up. It was great to see all the dads out there, fishing with their kids.
Still a lot of bait milling around the entire Montauk area, with a lot of bluefish activity, some bass and throw back sea bass. Don’t forget, New York sea bass opens June 27th, so we can start keeping ’em instead of throwing them back.
The three night bass trips this week, again, had consistent fishing with Monday night’s trip the best with fish limits and fish to 40 lbs. We always have the biggest of high-dollar pools on these exclusive trips and Wednesday night was no exception with the largest of the week at $450. A pretty good payout by anyone’s standard.
On Friday nights 4 pm to 10 pm After Work Special trip, we stayed in the Race due to weather. There are not a lot of bluefish in our local area yet but the diamond jigging produced a lot of bass to just over 30 lbs. with a lot of “shorts” mixed in. Don’t forget, these trips are limited to 30 passengers by reservation.
Our current schedule is Monday through Friday, one trip daily at 7am. Weekends have two trips, at 6am and 1pm. (Please note there is no 6:00 am trip on Saturday, June 24 or Saturday, July 15) After Work Specials continue on Friday evenings, and we’ll add Thursdays as well, starting June 29. Continue to check out our website for upcoming trips and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!