Heather from the Black Hawk office reports the spring porgy run in the Greenport/Gardiner’s Bay area has slowed as the fish make their way to the summer feeding grounds at Montauk Point. Capts Matt, Greg and Seth report excellent porgy fishing throughout the week at Montauk with jumbo Black Hawk scup to over 3 pounds, with a mix of bluefish, fluke, and even a few striped bass. Limits of porgies were easily obtained with flurries of double headers flying over the rails. A lot of seabass, some over 5 pounds, are also being caught, but with the NY seabass season still closed (it opens June 27) they were released unharmed.
Capt. Matt has been running the night bass trips with excellent results. Bass of all sizes to 45 pounds have been climbing on the “striper snax” bucktails. As our bass clientele know, we have some outrageous big fish pools each night on the Black Hawk, with winning monies in the hundreds. You’ve asked for it, and it’s coming soon…we’re going to be putting together a “High Stakes Bass Night” with $1,000 for the biggest of the night, and a 2nd place prize close to it. Be on the lookout for the date on our website and Facebook. It will be a fun night with a full boat (limited to 20 anglers) of serious bass fishermen.
On a side note, there seems to be a little friendly rivalry brewing between CJ and the night bass crew (including Capt Matt) and Capt Greg and the day time porgy crew. Which fishery is the best, which crew is the best, etc. Check it out on Facebook – totally unscripted and at times intellectually stimulating. Which is best- you decide. But the end result is always the same…we catch ’em….ask around.
By popular request, our “Talkin’ Tackle” series is back. Call, email, or Facebook your fishing/boating questions and we’ll do our best to answer them in one of our videos. Our goal is to help and make you better!
From the office, Heather reports that starting Saturday, June 16, we will be sailing 7 days a week at 7:00 am. Tickets are available to purchase in advance on our website. We have our After Work Specials going out on Thursday and Friday evenings at 4:00 pm, and will have more night bass trips posted soon. 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. 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!