September 17, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports a terrific week of fishing started off with Monday’s annual afternoon Vietnam Veterans trip. Thanks to our generous sponsors: Peter Pan Bus Lines, N.E Saltwater Fishing Club, House Brothers Plumbing, Atlantic Outboard Inc, Thurston Food, Construction Services Unlimited, Dover Painting Co, Evans Automotive Repair, Wetmore’s Marina, PennyWise Oil Company, Peter Cummins, Mike’s Auto Service, the Glastonbury Elks 2202, Connecticut Plumbing & Heating, & Powers Ink. The 45 veterans had a great afternoon of weather, fishing and camaraderie. The fish were all donated to a soup kitchen in Middletown, CT. Check it all out on our Facebook page.

“I think we set the new North American record for bluefish on Thursday. We diamond jigged the heck out of ’em.” We had our monthly charter from upstate New York. One group took the all day trip and the 2nd group took the 1/2 day afternoon trip. They’re a community group, they love bluefish and they eat every one of them! They get them all bled and filleted, package and ice them properly to ensure great quality when they get them home. These guys are killers, both the men and women alike. You couldn’t ask for better weather or any better fishing …. it was Red Hot!! During the slack we baited up a half a hundred Jumbo Sea Bass to give em a little variety. Thanks folks!

On the bottom fishing scene, it was another banner week at Block Island. Easy limits on the sea bass with jumbo porgies mixed in, with the regular sharp anglers easily getting their 45 fish limit. Weekly customer Henry from Mount Snow, Vermont, stayed for both Friday and Saturday trips, easily filling everything up. In addition, a lot of cod fish mixed in. On Friday’s trip alone, we had over 25 nice cod up to 20lbs. Great sign for the near future.

Don’t forget, the very best is yet to come! We move BlackHawk over to Stonington Borough in November and will fish the remainder of the year and into January from there. It’s a short ride from Block Island and sea bass, cod & porgies will please all anglers. These trips will be limited to 35 passengers, by reservation only.

Heather from the office reports that we continue to fish daily at 7:00 am. Sundays and Mondays are for blues and stripers, Tuesday through Saturday is bottom fishing. This schedule will continue through Columbus Day.

Stay tuned to our website, and follow us on Facebook for up to the minute reports, pics and live videos. We didn’t get to be Connecticut’s number 1 party boat three years in a row by dragging our feet. Ask your friends and neighbors who they fish with! “We Catch Em…..Ask Around!

September 10, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that on Monday, Labor Day we went bluefishing and it was good. Unfortunately, we had to skip Tuesday because of high winds and rough seas. Wednesday we went back to the bottom fishing and it was very, very good fishing. Thursday was probably the best of the week, and we had some nice weather for it. We started off drifting on the seabass, and everybody got their limit. It was excellent fishing. We left there and went over to the porgy grounds, and anchored up on a pile of poriges, and it was just non-stop, 2 at a time action, with most people, if not getting their 45 fish limit, coming very close. Friday, Matt ran the boat, and it wasn’t as good- it was still very good but not as good as Thursday. Capt. Greg ran the boat on Saturday, it was good, but Thursday remained the highlight of the week.

Bluefishing has been nothing short of excellent on all the afternoon trips. Diamond jigging as many fish as you want, hot action through the whole tide. Unfortunately, no striped bass to report. The striped bass are pretty non-existent in the area at the moment.

There’s still a lot of bait around, and there are bluefish everwhere- there are even bluefish in the Niantic River at the dock! They’re shagging bait up on the beach, exploding in the morning, white water all over the place, just a preview of things to come!

Heather from the office wants to thank everyone for your support of our Underwear Drive so far. We’re getting ready to send our shipment down to Texas to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Your support is incredible, thank you so much! Don’t forget, grab some undies wand bring them down to the boat for your next trip to help those in need!

We continue to fish daily, leaving at 7:00 am. Sundays and Mondays are for bass & blues, Tuesday through Saturday for porgies and seabass. Don’t forget, there is no trip on Thursday, September 14, and our trip for Saturday, September 16 is by reservation only. All other trips have tickets available online or at the dock. As usual, check our website and Facebook page for updates, reports, photos and more! We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

September 3, 2017

“The rods are bending on the BlackHawk as jumbo sea bass, porgies, and a few fluke come over the rails”, reports Heather from the office. The entire week showed excellent catches. On Saturday of the Labor Day weekend, it was nothing short of phenomenal. The weather was perfect, flat calm, the boat was loaded with eager anglers and the fish cooperated. We had a scattering of anglers from far off areas; Philly, south Jersey, even a couple from the state of Washington. They all went back with a load of fish and stories to tell. Don’t forget, as of September 1st, the porgy party boat limit went up from 30 fish to 45 fish per angler. So, now’s the time to come and fill your freezers.

On the bluefish scene, diamond jigging is still red-hot on some tides and just good on others. Thursday, 4 pm After-Work Special was decent, but Friday’s was excellent. Sunday’s morning trip was hampered by gale force winds but Capt. Matt found protection at Plum Gut. The fishing wasn’t red hot, but under the conditions, he did the best he could.

From the office, Heather reports that we continue to fish every day at 7am- Sundays and Mondays are for blues and bass, Tuesday through Saturday is bottom fishing. We have one After Work Special coming up, this Friday evening, leaving at 4pm. There are only a few spots left, so be sure to grab one soon! As always, check our website for details and schedule updates.

We’ve received many calls from local residents who are aware of our involvement in the local community. They know we are always willing to help out in times of need, and asked what we are doing to help those in Texas who are dealing with such horrible devastation from Hurricane Harvey. So Heather reached out to some friends in the area and found out that something the residents need the most- underwear. So, we will be holding an underwear drive to send some clean undies down to Texas. Bring a package of underwear to the boat on your next trip- our goal is to get 1,000 packages of underwear in the next week or so and get them down to Texas as soon as we can. Thanks in advance for all of your support!

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!