Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that it’s another bonanza week on the jumbo porgies, monster sea bass, and door mat fluke. A good mix of hard fighting trigger fish are in the mix as well. Patrons are going away with full coolers and a lot of smiles. It doesn’t seem to matter the tide or weather conditions, drop it to the bottom and you got ’em.
Iris from Harley, NY came on Friday’s trip and caught her limit of both porgies and seabass, then switched over to fluke and ended up with 4 nice keepers to 8 1/2 pounds. It you change rigs and target the fluke, there are some really nice fish to be caught. School will be starting sooner than you think, so get the kids together and come on down. Now’s the time to make some lasting memories with your children of all ages!
Congratulations are also in order for the Black Hawk’s own Mike Salkauskas, who went shark fishing with some friends on their private boat and caught a 235 thresher shark, and released another. Great job Mike!
From the office, Heather reminds everyone that we are sailing Monday through Friday at 7am (no trip August 16). Weekends continue to have two trips, leaving at 6am and 1pm, through the rest of August. After work special trips are Thursdays and Fridays at 4pm, with reservations strongly suggested, as these trips usually fill up. Stay tuned for more night bass trips to be posted soon, as well as our September schedule. We had a great sunset cruise on Saturday night raising funds for Austyn Salafia, a 17 year old from East Lyme who worked with us last summer on the boat. He was diagnosed with cancer about a month ago, and we had a great night on the boat with him and his family, as well as a group of supporters. Thanks for a great night. Austyn, we’re all thinking of you! We continue to have sunset cruises every Saturday night through September 8. As always, check our website or Facebook page for updates and info. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!