What a difference a week makes, reports Capt. Greg Dubrule of the Black Hawk. The utterly fantastic fishing of last week, including the historic hit on the haddock, has diminished to a grinding pick for most of this remaining week. The haddock have all but vanished and the cod, pollock, sea bass and porgies have dropped dramatically in numbers as well. We don’t know if the wind and rough seas of the first of the week upset the apple cart or what, but something certainly did!
Wednesday and Thursday trips were both a grind, culling through a lot of short sea bass. Thursday was hampered by stiff, westerly winds that didn’t help. Friday was cancelled due to winds. Saturday was more of the same; a pick throughout the day. Sunday’s trip was finally a reprieve; the winds let go and the water was flat calm, a beautiful winter’s day. Fishing was better in sorts because we could drift the entire day instead of anchoring as previous days. A lot of scup, ling, a few cod fish and sea bass and a nice flurry of haddock at the end of the trip. All things considered, it was the best day of the week.
Heather reminds everyone to keep looking at the weather and plan accordingly. We’ll post trips as often as possible based on the weather. Trips are limited to 35 people and are by reservation only. They do fill quickly, so be sure to grab your spot as soon as you see them posted online. Don’t forget, we also have gift certificates available for the holidays- call the office to order yours now! As always, check Facebook for updates and reports.