Heather from the Black Hawk office reports another week of excellent fishing. The Saturday, September 1st opening of the bonus season for sea bass and porgies went off in spectacular holiday fashion. Capt. Matt started off with a full boat load of eager customers in the Montauk area with excellent porgy fishing and then went east to the sea bass grounds and continued filling limits with sea bass. This bonus season for party and charter boats allows customers to take 45 porgies and 7 sea bass per angler. During the week, customers that targeted fluke were rewarding in a lot of decent fish. Thursday’s trip was exceptional, with everyone getting their limit of seabass, nearly everyone their limit of porgies, and some nice big fluke mixed in as well. Weekly customer Richie, from Niantic, fishes every Thursday and won the pool with a nearly 10 lb fluke, after getting his limit on the sea bass and scup. Whenever he wins the pool, the dollars go back to the mates, as they do when many regulars win. Good going Richie, we’ll see you Thursday! The fishing doesn’t get better than this!
After a very slow start this year, the blue fishing remains excellent for the past two weeks. Diamond jigging is the way to go and customers can literally catch as many as they want or until their arms give out. The After Work Special trips on both Thursday and Friday were fantastic, with all the bluefish you could want and a bunch of nice seabass as well. We only have one more week of these After Work Special trips before they’re done for the year, so plan on joining us now!
Our Wednesday night, big bass night trip had good action with fish to 39lbs. These trips are limited by reservation to only 20 anglers. We’ll be posting more of these trips in the days to come. They book up fast so sign up for our email blasts and don’t miss out on these and other specialty trips, fishing reports and videos
We had a great sunset cruise on Saturday night with Journey Found, a local nonprofit helping those with intellectual disabilities. We have one more, this Saturday night, for the Friends of Scotland Elementary School. Come join us- have a great night on the water while raising funds for a local school.
Our current schedule is 7 days a week, 1 trip at 7am. Sundays and Mondays we’ll head out for blues and bass, Tuesday-Saturday for porgies and seabass. As always, we can be flexible about what we’re fishing for based on conditions. We’ll also be posting some night bass trips soon, stay tuned. Please note there are no trips on September 13, 22, or 25. Check our website and Facebook page for the full schedule. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!