Capt. Greg at the Black Hawk reports another week of great fishing with excellent catches of porgies, bass, and bluefish. Monday, we had the VIP fishing tournament on board; the Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Berlin Lions Club. It’s our 3rd year working with the Lions Club and everyone on board had a great time with plenty of action and loads of big porgies. Wednesday’s trip was a one drop spot at Montauk with good, steady action all day. Sharpies had no problem filling their coolers.
Big bass trips on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights were nothing short of fabulous. With Capt. Matt at the helm, they had all the action you could ask for: full boat limits on all three nights, fish to just short of 50 lbs, nice weather…simply great fishing. Remember, these trips are in high demand and by reservation only, so call and book your spot for upcoming nights now. Check our calendar for dates and times.
Friday’s 4-10 “After Work Special” trip was another slam-dunk of the week. We steamed right down to the elbow off Montauk and crushed the bluefish and bass on diamond jigs. Fishermen were arm weary after 15 rounds of this heavyweight battle. We’ll be doing these trips every week, and they are limited to only 30 fishermen by reservation only. So, if you don’t like crowded shoulder to shoulder party boat fishing, then these are the trips for you.
Saturday & Sunday’s weekend trips were back at Montauk on the porgies. We had wonderful weather and it was a little crowded with boat traffic. Saturday morning was a full boat charter and had a steady pick all day. Saturday afternoon Capt. Matt went back to Montauk and crushed ’em. Big Black Hawk clam-seeking porgies, 3 1/2 to 4 pounders. On all these porgy trips, there’s been a good amount of seabass, bluefish, and stripers mixed in.Sunday’s trip had the same results. A full boat of customers, with many at their limit and others close to it.
One interesting footnote is the Montauk area is alive with bait….it’s everywhere. Reports from offshore recently show whales, sand eels and some tuna in the 30-fathom area. All the fish we’ve been catching, everything from porgies to blues and bass are choker blocked full of small bait. Why they bite clams on a diamond jig with their stomach bulging at the seams is a mystery, but they do, and we’re certainly glad for it!
Heather from the office reports that we’ll be heading out for night trips this week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Be sure to go online to grab a spot before they’re filled up. We’ll start our full time, regular schedule on Saturday, June 17, just in time for Father’s Day: Saturdays & Sundays will be two trips at 6:00 am and 1:00 pm, and Monday through Friday will be one trip at 7:00 am. As always, check our website for details and a full schedule (no 6:00 am trip on June 24th).
Our Black Hawk & the Community program is off to a strong start, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more. We’re continuing to collect socks throughout the month of June, so grab a pack next time you’re at the store and bring some down on your next trip. As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.
We still have a few June “After Work Special” charter dates available, and our July calendar is filling quickly, so be sure to email Heather if you’d like to get your group out on the boat with us. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!