August 6, 2017

“Diamond jigging on these bluefish can drive you bananas this year,” reports Capt. Matt of the Black Hawk. One tide it’s red hot with customers loading up, non-stop action, with quite a few bass mixed in and then the next tide it’s almost non-existent. Fortunately, when they refuse to bite, the action on the sea bass makes the trip. A good example: On the Saturday morning trip, it was all you wanted on the blues, with some bass mixed in. On Saturday afternoon, lock-jaw, but switching over to the bottom filled coolers with limits of jumbo sea bass. How do you figure??

The bottom fishing still remains excellent in the Montauk area. Customers are having no problem with limits on both jumbo sea bass, most pushing the 5 lb plus range and mean-monster porgies. A few incidental fluke round out the daily catches. Been a lot of shark activity lately, mixed in on the sea bass grounds. Capt. Greg saw a small mako; 60-80 lbs chasing bait, and Capt. Matt had a thresher thrashing around on the surface. A lot of bait around, including a large quantity of mackerel. We’re even caught quite a few on bare hooks coming up. Speaking of sharks, a sincere congratulation goes out to my long time friend Capt. Chuck of the charter boat Joy-Sea of Montauk. The caught 7- that’s right- 7 Threshers in the Mako-Mania Tournament at Montauk with the one they kept weighing a whopping 581 lbs. Big Money Fish! Contrats Chuckie!!

Heather from the office reports that Saturday evening turned into a beautiful night for our annual sunset cruise fundraiser for the WARM Center in Westerly. A full boat of customers, delicious food, beautiful sunset- we couldn’t have asked for a better night. We’re planning another fundraiser for August 19, this one for a very special young man from Ledyard. Marik is 15 and is fighting cancer for the 3rd time. Join us for a beautiful sunset cruise and help raise funds for Marik and his family. For more information, please see our website and Facebook page. We hope you can join us for a great cause!

We continue to fish daily. Monday through Friday it’s one trip daily at 7am for bottom fishing, Saturdays and Sundays have our two half-day trips for bass and blues. This schedule will continue through August. We have a few dates open at the end of August for private charters, so contact Heather soon to get your group on board. As always, visit our website or check our Facebook page for updates and more info. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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