“Bluefishing remains excellent in the Race”, reports Capt. Greg Dubrule of the Black Hawk. Diamond jigging or three-way buck tails are producing all you could want. A lot of short striped bass in the mix, with a few keepers to make it interesting. “The night big bass trips this week have been nothing short of phenomenal,” reports Capt. Matt. If you were looking for some of the best of night time striper fishing, this was the week and the Black Hawk was the boat. Thursday and Friday nights were both very good, with Friday, for some reason, having a lot of smaller keepers along with quite a few shorts. Saturday was just sensational, with almost 60 big bass caught for the 20 anglers fishing. Relax, not to worry, we kept our 20 fish limit and released the remainder unharmed to breed and fight again. It was a beautiful, calm, clear and star filled night and at times we had 4, 5, 6 fish on each drift. Couldn’t have been any better!
Now, on to the bottom fishing. We missed Tuesday and Wednesday due to bad weather and Thursday and Friday, we had to stay local, fishing the Watch Hill reefs. A lot of tide and the regulars with braid line had no problem filling their coolers with porgies; not the monster size of Block Island, but enough to keep everyone happy. Friday was tough; torrential rain made it miserable in the morning. The hardy 28 customers endured it through. Sea bass came a little tougher. We anchored up outside the reefs, jumping around from rock pile and wrecks; picking away at them at each spot. Thursday was a better day by far on the sea bass then Friday. Saturday was simply another phenomenal day. The weather was perfect and the fishing was even better! It was by far the best day of fall fishing we have had for 2018 so far. The porgies chewed the bottom of the boat out right from the start making for an easy full boat limit of jumbo Block Island porgies. After the scup slaughter we headed out a little deeper and started sending the sea bass over the rails.It just couldn’t have been any better!
Heather from the office reports that we are sailing every day through October 31 at 7:00 am. Please note there are no trips on October 10, October 12, October 16, October 17, and October 24. As usual, check our Facebook page and website for reports and updates. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!