“Simply put, it just can’t get any better; almost too good,” reports Capt. Greg Dubrule of the Black Hawk. A week of fantastic porgy fishing and excellent weather. Thursday’s charter was the only exception where the fishing was hot but we had a westerly wind in the afternoon, which made it a little nautical on the way home for a little while. The porgies are jumbo, with a small mix of fluke, bluefish, striped bass and a lot of big sea bass, which were returned unharmed. (sea bass in NY opens June 27)
Father’s Day weekend was no exception to the recent weather and fishing. Flat-calm weather, a full boat load of eager fishermen and fantastic fishing with limits all around. That’s over 2,000 jumbo porgies! Now that’s a lot of fish!
The night striped bass trips we had this week were all very good. Capt. Matt’s running them with a combination of live eels and buck-tails. Reservations are needed these trips and are limited to 20 anglers. We will be posting more trips soon. These fill up fast- sometimes within a few hours- so be sure to sign up as soon as you see them.
From the office, Heather reports that we are now fishing every day at 7am. Tickets are available to purchase in advance on our website, or you can always get them at the dock. We have our After Work Specials going out, as well as night bass trips. In July our weekend schedule will change slightly, so check the website or give us a call before heading down. We have a few dates available for July charters, but they’re going fast, so be sure to contact us to get your group on the calendar. Saturday evenings this summer we will have our “Cruisin’ for a Cause” sunset cruises, with each week raising funds for a different organization. We’re looking forward to great trips with the friends of Scotland Elementary School, Ray of Light Farm, UCFS Healthcare, and more! These are sure to be a great time, so plan on joining us this summer! There’s so much going on, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon!