Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that it was a week of excellent porgy fishing. Nice weather, full boat limits, and a nice combo of weakfish, fluke, and a few bluefish. Beautiful spring fishing….
Then the weekend came. We’re not going to sugar coat it: wind and torrential rains engulfed the porgy grounds, affecting the fish and the bite tremendously. The heavy influx of fresh water definitely messes ’em up. Saturday was a tough grind but Capt Matt put in the overtime and everybody left with a bag full of fillets. Some people got their limits, some people struggled. Sunday was a lot tougher. We put in some moves and burned some fuel to get on the fish and managed to pick away. While it was by no means the bail job we have had, we were able to produce a decent catch of jumbo porgies, a bunch of weakfish, and even a few fluke.
We had two night striped bass trips last week- look below for some photos. The striped bass fishing remains very good. We’re expecting it to steadily improve in June. We’re going to be doing 2 night trips this week, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Don’t forget, these trips are based on the the tide, so the sailing times are always different. The trips are by reservation only.
Some schedule updates from the office: There is no open trip on Saturday, June 9. Starting on June 16, we will be sailing 7 days a week at 7am. Prior to that date, check our website for specific dates. We are currently booking charters for late June, July and August, but dates are filling up fast, so be sure to contact us to get your date on the calendar before we’re filled up.
We are very excited about our new community program this year, Cruisin’ for a Cause. Join us on Saturday nights for some sunset cruises, each one raising funds for a different non-profit organization. More information will be posted online soon, so be sure to check it out. We are honored to be able to help these local groups, so be sure to come out and support them. As always, check our website for details and updates about trips, schedules, reports and more. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
As always, check out our website and Facebook for updates and info. We’ll see you soon!