September 16, 2018

“Blue fishing still remains excellent in the Race and adjacent areas”, stated Capt. Greg Dubrule of the BlackHawk. Tuesday afternoon, the Black Hawk had our annual “Hooked Up with a Vet” trip, as a show of appreciation for their service. The diamond jigging was fast and furious on the bluefish. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all; flat, calm conditions, great fishing, even a colorful sunset. Most of the veterans live in the Rocky Hill Veterans Home, and are really limited for enjoying recreational activities. They greatly appreciate their annual trip and we appreciate their willingness to have served our country. Many local businesses and organizations help sponsor this trip; the NorthEast Saltwater Fishing Club, Peter Pan Bus Lines, Glastonbury and Westbrook Elks Clubs, Thurston Foods, and Power Ink, just to name a few. Thank you so much to everyone involved that helps in making this day possible. As a footnote, we just spoke with Capt. Matt via phone this Sunday morning and he reported he’s currently in the Race and the diamond jigging is excellent!!

The bottom fishing this week was hampered by wind and a big ground heave that turned the water a chocolate milk color. Unfortunately, we lost a few days and because of these conditions, Friday’s trip was a struggle. We put in a lot of overtime, went to a lot of productive spots but most fish simply had lockjaw. Everybody caught, but nowhere like what we’ve been accustomed to all summer long. Production on the very next day, Saturday, was once again, back to normal, with limits of both jumbo porgies and monster sea bass. Amazing how quick it turns from picky to steady. Now until the season end on December 31st is going to be great “Fill your Freezer Fishing.” Spend a day or two and come on out and join us.

The one night bass trip we had this week was, like Friday’s bottom fishing trip, greatly effected by the weather. It looked like we had a small weather window to work with; flat calm when we left the dock, but the easterly wind soon took over. The water was brown with a big ground heave. Results….we called the trip early; had one bite and one fish, a 25 lb’er, winning the pool for $320. It was our one, and hopefully only, smallest fish winning the money pool. Our policy, as always, is never to sugar coat any of reports. Good or bad, you’ll hear it straight and true. We’ll be posting more of these trips the week of the full moon, starting Tuesday. September 25th, so stay tuned because they fill up fast!

Heather reports from the office that we are sailing 7 days a week at 7am. We do have a few days when we don’t have open trips due to private charters so give us a call or check the website before you head down. Our sunset cruises are done for the year, and we’re already getting requests from organizations looking to book their trips for next year, as these trips were popular and great fundraisers. Thanks to everyone for all of your support! As always, check our website or Facebook page for updates, and we look forward to seeing everyone soon!

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