Heather from the Black Hawk office reports another week of excellent porgy fishing. Customers of all ages are easily getting their limits of jumbo Black Hawk scup. A good mix of seabass, and even some fluke are filling up the coolers and putting smiles of the faces of everyone. Friday’s forecast wasn’t promising, but the weather held off until we were heading in from another fantastic trip, allowing us to get a great trip in for the die hard anglers who showed up to fish.
Capt. Matt had an excellent bass trip last Sunday night, with big fish in the 30-40 pound range. They even had a monster pool winning fish near 50 pounds! We’ll be posting some more trips soon, so stay tuned, as they will fill up fast.
Our weekend half day trips have started, sailing at 6am and 1pm. These trips are scheduled to be for blues and bass, but the bluefish remain elusive, so we’ve been porgy fishing on these trips instead. As always, we want to provide the best experience for our customers, and if that means changing up the schedule or target species, then that’s what we’ll do. We’re hoping the bluefish arrive soon, as we know there are many people looking forward to these trips!
Heather from the office reports that starting this weekend, we will be sailing two trips on Saturdays and Sundays, at 6:00 am and 1:00 pm. Weekdays we will continue to go out at 7:00 am. Tickets are available to purchase in advance on our website. As always, stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for schedule updates and details about trips. A few dates left near the end of July for private charters, so grab ’em before they’re done. This Saturday the 14th we have our Sailfest fireworks cruise, next Saturday the 21st is our Christmas in July- Cerebrate East Lyme day fireworks, and then a Cruisin’ for a Cause fundraiser for Community Speaks Out the 28th. Spaces are filling quickly for all of these trips, so be sure to call the office to get a spot on board. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
“Rods are bending non-stop as jumbo porgies, slammer sea bass, and a mix of a few fluke, bluefish and even a handful of mackerel come over the rails”, reports Heather from the Black Hawk. Captains Greg and Seth are at the helm of these 7:00 AM, all day trips with customers leaving for home with full coolers and smiling faces. “Just can’t get any better, reports Capt. Greg. “Drop it to the bottom and you’ve got ’em!” If you’re looking to show the family, kids, or grandkids a great fishing experience, now’s the time! Just an absolutely enormous bio-mass of fish; simply astounding!
On the striped bass scene, Capt. Matt is crushing em’ on the night trips. We fished Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights this week, with another one going out tonight, Sunday. Full boat limits every night, with a lot of fish pushing well over 40 lbs. Saturday night showed some big fish- special congrats to 12 year old Ethan, who caught a 41 1/2 pound bass- and reeled it in himself! Great job Ethan!. Striped bass fishing at its finest! Like our longtime motto says “We Catch Em’……Ask Around.” Come see for yourself. These specialty trips feature a limited amount of anglers and are by reservation only. They book up fast, so don’t get left out.
Locally, the bluefish still remain elusive; a few scattered here and there, but no amount to really work on. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed that this improves soon as we’ve got plenty of customers waiting!
Heather from the office reports that starting this weekend, we will be sailing two trips on Saturdays and Sundays, at 6:00 am and 1:00 pm. Weekdays we will continue to go out at 7:00 am. Tickets are available to purchase in advance on our website. Our July charter schedule is just about full, but there are a few dates left, so contact us to get your group on the calendar. We have our fireworks cruises coming up in July, and then on Saturday evenings for the rest of the 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!
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk says that every week we say the porgy fishing has been excellent, and every week when it seems to be impossible, it just keeps getting better. Jumbo Black Hawk porgies, at times double headers, coming over the rails all around the boat. Now with the opening of sea bass in New York waters this past Saturday, it’s going to get even better. We’ll be adding some jumbo knuckleheads to the coolers. In addition, some nice fluke were caught this week, with a handful of bluefish too.
Sunday, Capt. Matt had the boat and reported that the porgies bit so ferociously that there were more double headers than single fish! They easily had their limit for a full boatload of customers, then went and topped off the trip with some nice big seabass. Keeping the customers happy is the name of the game, and everyone was happy on Sunday.
Capt. Matt reports that the night striped bass trips have been productive, although this week we didn’t see the heavy weights like we did last week. We had fish to about 25 pounds. We have three more night trips going out this week, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Get your spots soon before they fill up!
We’re also excited to announce that the Black Hawk now as Sirius Satellite Radio on board the boat with all stations available! We won’t miss any football or baseball games this fall!
Heather from the office reports that we are sailing 7 days a week at 7:00 am. Tickets are available to purchase in advance on our website. 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!