“This past Monday we stayed in the Race blue fishing and it was good, steady fishing all through the flood tide”, reports Capt. Greg of the Black Hawk. At the slack, we went east on a wreck and picked away on porgies and jumbo sea bass. These local fish have their bags packed and airline tickets in hand and after this weekend’s northeast blow, I doubt that many will be left.
On the Tuesday and Thursday trips, Capt. Matt took it to Block Island, where the bottom fishing on huge porgies and jumbo sea bass pleased all patrons and filled all coolers. A few cod fish, pollock and winter flounder rounded out the trips. Friday, Capt. Greg had the boat and again, went to Block Island for a picture perfect October day; flat calm, bright sunshine, a great group of eager customers and simply phenomenal fishing. Boat limits of porgies and monster sea bass, and I do mean monsters, along with a few cod fish. By far, the best October had to offer; wonderful weather and sensational fishing.
Friday night, Capt. Matt had the Night Bass Trip after having to cancel the Wednesday and Thursday night trips due to weather. It was a picture-perfect night before the Nor’easter on Saturday, but the fish were a little uncooperative. There was a handful of keepers, caught with a lot of shorts. Pool fish was worth a cool $300.00. Reports from boats down on the western end of Long Island said striped bass fishing has lit up recently, indicating that the bio-mass we were fishing on has simply started its migration west. Good for them; not so good for us unless more fish come in to us from up north and east.
Heather from the office reports that during November, we will be staying local doing some blackfishing on days we can’t get to Block Island due to weather conditions. Trips after November 1 are weather dependent and by reservation only, so be sure to stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates and schedules. We plan on posting trips on Sunday evenings for the week ahead. We look forward to seeing everyone soon.