August 13, 2017

“The Montauk-Block Island areas are just teeming with bait, you name it, it’s here. Sand eels, bunker, butterfish, mackerel, etc. The fish have everything they need to stick around and gorge themselves,” reports Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk. Scup, sea bass, and fluke fishing remains excellent. Regulars have no problem getting their limits and filling their coolers. You want to show your kids, or your grandkids, some really hot non-stop action? Well, now is the time to come, before school starts. Don’t have kids? Bring a neighborhood kid and be a hero!

Bait can be seen shimmering on the surface all over and a few threshers were seen busting into them and causing havoc. Capt. Matt took a day off from his Black Hawk duties on Wednesday and went sharking and clobbered a 300 pound thresher from his center console. Good going Matt!

The bluefish have finally arrived in numbers in the Race areas and are providing great fishing on both tides. The half day trips over the weekend were non-stop diamond jigging action with a good mix of striped bass. Long time customer Henry from Vermont, who fishes every week, clobbered the scup Friday with seabass too, then went diamond jigging for blues, bass and seabass for the next three trips. He’s the local northern fisherman, giving away a lot of his fillets to relatives, friends and neighbors. Great job Henry!

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that we continue to fish every day through August- Monday through Friday we head out at 7am, and Saturdays and Sundays we have two trips, leaving at 6am and 1pm. In September our schedule will change for the bonus porgy season. We have a very special trip heading out on Saturday, August 19, at 7pm. This sunset cruise is a fundraiser for 15 year old Marik from Ledyard, who is fighting cancer for the third time. Join us for this special trip and help raise some money for Marik and his family has he continues his courageous battle. As always, check our website for a full schedule and updated information. Follow our Facebook page for daily fishing reports, photographs, and special trip updates!

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