It’s unfortunate to start our report off this way, but we have some sad news from the Black Hawk family. Many of you know we consider the Black Hawk to be one big family, including all of our customers. We are heartbroken to share with our extended family about the passing of one of our special Black Hawk customers, Henry DeLuca. Many of you have fished with Henry over the past years, as he’s traveled from Vermont several times per week to fish with us. He was a great fisherman, and was so proud of his recent night bass trip, where he caught and released 13 big bass! Henry was always generous with the crew, giving them the pool when he won (which was often), bringing handwarmers and hats in cold weather, and snacks for long trips. He loved Capt. Greg’s four young grandsons as his own, and they loved him right back. He was always positive and cheerful, helping with our community programs and making everyone on board laugh. We love you and will miss you, Henry!
“A Fisherman’s Prayer”
God grant that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord’s great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep.
In other news, Thursday we went black fishing and it was very good. A lot of action, with a lot of shorts. Some people had no problem getting their limit while other people struggle to get one or two, but that’s just how blackfishing goes. Friday we went to Block Island and the sea bass fishing was nothing short of phenomenal. All the porgies you could want, with some cod mixed in too. Sunday and Monday showed good fishing as well, with lots of action, limits of seabass, and lots of porgies and cod mixed in.
Heather from the office reminds everyone We will be fishing daily as the weather permits. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for schedule updates. Check out Facebook for live videos from many of our trips. We hope to see you soon!