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!