December 2, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports- Incredible Fishing!! That’s the only way to describe this past Friday’s Block Island trip. It started out with some really beautiful weather and a good steady pick at anchor on sea bass, codfish and porgies. A couple of haddock came up besides. It was when we went on the drift that the real blitz began. For over 2 hours, the haddock bit like crazy!! That’s right, Haddock!! Haddock like we’ve never seen before in the Block Island region. As fast as you could get it to the bottom, they climbed on. Double headers all around the boat. When the flurry finally subsided, and things slowly got back to somewhat normal, the count was well over 200 haddock that landed in that short 2 hour window. When you add in the cod, sea bass , porgies, pollock and a few monks, it made for an exceptional trip that everyone will long remember. On board, as paying customers, were a few DEEP officials, both current and retired. They’d never seen anything like it!! Everyone went home with full coolers and great memories… was definitely a Kodak moment!!

The next day, Saturday, we were all prepared to go back to the scene of the crime, but as Facebook star CJ said in the live Facebook that day, “the crime happened yesterday.” It was another beautiful day, but the haddock bite was nothing like the day before. Everybody caught ’em; some with only a few, some with double digits, but not the anticipated blitz of the day before. That’s why they call it fishing, not catching. Everyone went home with a pile; cod, sea bass and porgies filled bags and coolers. We found there are some tips on catching these haddock. Soft mouths for one; they spin off quite a bit on the way up if you reel too fast with those high ratio reels for another.

Check out some more haddock facts that we’ll discuss on our “Talking Tackle” series on our YouTube channel. We’re certainly glad to see em’ here, it’s a real wintertime bonus. We’ll be fishing as often as the weather allows us. Stay tuned to our website, emails and our Facebook posts. Trips are by reservation only and limited to 35 anglers. The Black Hawk, often copied but never duplicated. Come see the difference.

Heather from the office reports that we’ll be fishing as often as we can, from our winter dock at the Noank Shipyard, when the weather permits. Trips are posted online and have been filling quickly, so when you see them, be sure to grab a spot soon. Don’t forget, too, that Black Hawk gift certificates are available for the holidays and make great gifts for the fishermen, women and kids in your life! Don’t give gifts that will too quickly be forgotten, give the experience of a fishing trip for memories that will last forever! Call the office to order.

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