Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that the big news this past week was the annual Channel 3 Kid’s Camp Fishing Trip. Over forty kids plus chaperones experienced a great afternoon of bottom fishing. Most of these youngsters have never been on a boat before, so to catch a pile of sea bass and porgies was a real treat. Being only a four-hour trip, we had to stay local, but plenty of fish were caught. A simple dogfish, caught at the end of the trip, was the hit of the day. You’d think it was a 17-foot man-eater with the screaming and scampering around the deck with everyone taking photos. We all take for granted this wonderful shoreline area we are so fortunate to grow up in and the rewarding fishing occupation we have. It takes a few laughing kids to put everything into perspective. Thank you, Channel 3, for this opportunity.
Seabass and porgy fishing still remains excellent. We had a week of great weather and the Montauk area is still the hot place to be. We would like to point out that the quality and sizes of the fish cannot be compared to anywhere else. Porgies are monsters; 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. are the norm for every customer’s coolers. The sea bass pushes the 5 lb mark plus and above. Both these species are grown adults; they get up on the wrong side of the bed every day with an attitude, are mean and hungry. Simply put…..it’s great fishing!! Bring your cooler, with a load of ice and we’ll help you fill it.
On the bluefish and bass scene, our 4 pm to 10 pm After Work Specials has seen great action. Diamond jigging is very good on the blues with a good mix of keeper bass too. Nothing huge like the night trips, but decent fish to 24 lbs. These trips are by reservation only and limited to only 28 customers, so be sure to call and reserve your spot.
On Saturday of this past weekend, we had a stiff northeast gale to contend with and fish production was definitely affected. You had to work for ’em; a few jumbo sea bass were climbing on the jigs besides. As of this writing, Sunday morning, the winds dropped out and Captain Matt reports the blues are chewing on the jigs. For daily reports, pictures, and live videos, stay tuned to our Facebook page, Twitter, and our website.
Heather from the office reports that we continue to sail 7 days a week, Monday through Friday at 7am, and Saturdays and Sundays at 6am and 1pm. We have currently booking for August charter dates, and they’re filling fast, so be sure to contact our office to get your date reserved. As always, check our website, follow us on Facebook, or give the office a call for up to date info on trips, fishing reports, and more. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!