July 29, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that we had another week of excellent fishing. We had great day trips with limits of porgies and jumbo sea bass as well. The big news, though, is the bluefish! The long elusive bluefish are here! They have finally showed up in the Race and surrounding areas. We know weather and wind can move fish, and it certainly did. While the weather did cause us to lose our trips on Sunday and Monday, by Monday afternoon the bluefish were here. Thursday’s After Work Special trip was nothing short of sensational. It was an action packed diamond jigging bonanza, with all the bluefish you could want, and lots of striped bass too. In addition, huge seabass were climbing on the diamond jigs too. What a night!

Things slowed down a bit for the weekend. Saturday morning was okay, but the afternoon was a little bit of a grind. No matter where we went, where the blues used to be abundant, they weren’t there. They do have tails, and they do move! Sunday morning was better. We spent the first half of the trip bottom fishing and got big porgies and seabass, then when the tide got running we switched to the diamond jigging and did good on the bluefish and bass.

Heather from the office reports that we had a great time on our Cruisin’ for a Cause sunset cruise on Saturday night. This was a fundraiser for Community Speaks Out, and everyone had a blast! We do these special trips every Saturday night, so come join us and help raise funds for some great organizations. Our fishing schedule remains the same- Monday through Friday, 1 trip daily at 7am (no trip August 16) and two trips on Saturdays and Sundays at 6am and 1pm. Thursdays and Fridays we also have our After Work Special trips at 4pm. More night bass trips will be posted soon, so stay tuned to our website. Our school supply drive is in full force, so grab some markers or pencils and bring them to the dock for your next trip, and help us get some local kids living in the Safe Futures shelter ready for back to school. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

July 22, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports another week of excellent fishing. The porgy fishing has been nothing short of spectacular, with most customers easily getting their limit. More and more seabass are piling into the area as well, and the seabass fishing is getting better all the time. There have also been some fluke and triggerfish in the mix. The weather threw us a bad turn, causing us to lose both trips on Sunday. Looking forward to better weather later in the week.

The night bass fishing has been excellent, with nice fish to 45 pounds. We’ll be posting more night trips soon, so stay tuned. The bluefishing is still not great- a few more fish came in around the Montauk area, hopefully they will become more plentiful locally. We’ll see what this wind does, it could change the whole scenario.

Heather from the office reports that we had another great “Christmas in July” trip. We had a boatload of people who joined us to watch the fireworks, and each one brought a toy and a book for our collections. These will be distributed to local children during the holiday season. We’re looking forward to our great sunset cruises, starting this Saturday night. Each of these is a fundraiser for a different local organization. This Saturday is for Community Speaks Out. Plan on join us for a Saturday night cruise!

Our schedule continues to be Monday-Friday, one trip daily at 7am. Saturdays and Sundays we head out at 6am and 1pm. We are currently booking private charters for August, so contact us soon to get your group on the calendar. As always, check our website and Facebook page for updates and information. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

July 15, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk says, “I know everybody is calling and is anxious to go diamond jigging for the bluefish and bass, and we are certainly anxious to go! The unfortunate truth of this matter is that there are very few bluefish in not only our immediate area, but in a 150 mile area around us. Granted, there have been a handful caught, we’re catching a few while we’re seabass and porgy fishing, but there simply is not enough of a body of fish to justify a full fledged trip on ’em. Hopefully, this will change soon. Being in the business for as long as I have been, I’ve seen years in the past where the bluefish simply don’t come into our area. Its not common and it certainly is aggravating.”

He continues, “Because of this lack of bluefish, we’ve been making the run over to the seabass, porgy and fluke grounds. Trust me, I’m not a fan of a 1/2 day trip to Montauk, but as always, we will take our customers to where the best fishing is, in spite of fuel, bait, and time restraints. We are adjusting our schedule accordingly and are currently looking a weekend trips on a week by week basis.”

The week showed continued excellent porgy and seabass fishing, with customers easily getting limits of porgies, with a good number of seabass mixed in as well. Some nice fluke this week, too, rounding out the coolers and making for some happy fishermen and women.

Capt. Matt is back at the night bass trips this week, so stay tuned for more reports. We’ll be posting the dates soon for our “High Stakes” big bass night trip, so be sure to keep an eye out.

Heather from the office reports another successful Sailfest Fireworks trip. We had beautiful weather, and a great group of customers who brought us tons of diapers for our annual diaper drive. We’re looking forward to our trip next week for our annual “Christmas in July” trip as part of Celebrate East Lyme Day, and our upcoming Cruisin’ for a Cause sunset cruises as well.

As Capt. Greg mentioned, we’re keeping our schedule flexible right now as we’re trying to set up trips to provide the best fishing experience for our customers. Weekdays will continue to head out at 7am, but give us a call or check online for our weekend schedule, as it is subject to change due to the fishing conditions.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!