Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that the porgy and sea bass fishing most of this past week was still recovering from the effects of the hurricanes, with Saturday’s trip nothing short of excellent. Limits of 45 jumbo scup with a good mix of sea bass rewarded most anglers on the trip. With the recent sea bass closure in both federal and Rhode Island waters, it’s put a little bit of a cramp on where and when we can fish for them. We keep jumping from state lines to state lines to keep it all legal. Can’t wait for it to reopen and make life a little easier for everyone. (Opens Oct. 22nd thru Dec. 31st)
The race is loaded with blues! If you’re looking for “non-stop, wear your muscles out” action, well, now’s the time! It’s so good that Capt. Matt on Sunday’s blue fish trip spent the slack pounding the porgies. We had a full boat load of patrons and they all loved the opportunity to get a different fishery and take home a nice big bag of porgy fillets besides. Monday was more of the same, we started off with porgies and sea bass during the slack tide and everyone picked away at some real nice-sized fish. Once the tide started to run, we switched to blue fish and loaded up on some big, October blues. Now is the time for some great fall fishing!
We will continue to fish daily, leaving at 7:00 am. Sundays and Mondays are for blues and bass, Tuesday through Saturday is bottom fishing. No trips on October 10, October 11, and October 18. As always, stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updated information. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
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.