August 19, 2018

“I hate to sound repetitive on every weekly report, but the bottom fishing continues to be nothing less than spectacular,” reports Capt. Greg of the Black Hawk.   The charge of jumbo porgies that are inhabiting the entire Montauk area are the likes of which we’ve never seen.  Customers are having a ball getting their limits. As a bonus, for the last couple of weeks, when the tide is just right, there’s a good shot of fluke to be had.  Customers that switched rigs over and fished the right tide “window” were rewarded with a lot of 4 to 7 pounders, with the largest of the week weighing in at nearly 10 pounds. Although there is a mix of seabass with the porgies and fluke, the main body of them is more east.  And that’s exactly where we head the second half of the day.  The sea bass are big knot heads. On the Black Hawk, we’ve never spared time, fuel or energy providing our loyal customers with simply the best fishing our areas have to offer. The sea bass fishing is no exception- we will go the extra mile.  Limits of sea bass have been rounding out our daily trips. Our customers, who have been ranging far and wide from Maryland to Maine, are overjoyed with the extra effort providing them with the best New England fishing.

The local bluefishing, on the other hand,  has been, and continues to be, a real source of aggravation. At times it seems like we’re knocking our heads against the wall.  Some days, it’s as good as it gets, with monster sized choppers, the next day it’s almost non-existent.  How and why it can be so good one day and so poor so fast is mind boggling to all of us.  This past Saturday was excellent on both tides. Then, Sunday morning’s trip with what seemed to be excellent conditions, provided only a handful per boat.  Capt. Matt spent most of the Sunday morning trip bottom fishing when the tide was right, and fortunately everyone went home with a nice bag of sea bass and porgy filets.  If you think you’ve solved the 2018 bluefish problem, of what, when and why, please tell us… we’re out of ideas.  We’re all hoping it changes as fall arrives.  But the clock is ticking…

Heather from the office reports that we have one weekend left of double trips before we start out fall schedule of one trip per day.  Right now, we head out Monday-Friday at 7am, and Saturday and Sunday at 6am and 1pm.  Starting September 1, we’ll be going out 7 days a week at 7am. We have a few dates left for September charters, so give us a call and get on the calendar before we fill up.  We also have a few sunset cruises left for our “Cruisin’ for a Cause” fundraisers.  Plan on joining us on one of those soon!  As always, check our website and Facebook for updates.

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