Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that last Sunday was another slow day. We covered a lot of ground and picked away at the fish but never really found a pile to work on. We ended the day with a few haddock and sea bass with a few short cod as well.
Monday, New Year’s Eve, was on the slower side as we were hampered by dogfish. We had a great group of anglers out with us, anxious to get out for the last trip of 2018. We made a bunch of moves and fished different grounds but the bite never materialized. We ended the year with a few cod, sea bass and haddock with a nice mix of ling and bergal.
There is plenty of bait in the water, so the stage is set for things to turn around for the better and we will continue to stay on the grind until it does. Unfortunately, Mother Nature just didn’t cooperate this week, and the winds just didn’t allow us to get out. We’re hoping the weather will cooperate soon so we can get out this weekend.
We are looking forward to getting back out on the water in 2019. We will continue to fish as the weather allows. As always, check our website and Facebook page for updates and info. We wish everyone a very happy New Year and nothing but the best in 2019!
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that on Wednesday, we put in a long one on the water. We had some wind to contend in the morning, and some fish didn’t want to cooperate. We moved around a bit and found a nice pile of sea bass to work on with some pollock, ling, and bergall mixed in. We put in some overtime and made a stop on our way home and hooked up on a bunch of big cod fish at the end of the day. Overall, we managed to get a pretty good day out of it.
Thursday, however….well, there’s just no way to sugarcoat it. We put in a lot of time, made a lot of drifts and dropped the anchor on a few occasions, but the fish just would not cooperate. It was a tough grind that ended with a handful of cod, a few haddock, pollock, and bergal. We had a great group of guys who chartered the boat for their annual fishing trip, and they fished hard and put in the time and effort, it was just one of those days that didn’t work out the way we wanted.
There is plenty of bait in the water, so the stage is set for things to turn around for the better and we will continue to stay on the grind until it does.
We will continue to fish as the weather allows. As always, check our website and Facebook page for updates and info. We wish everyone a very Happy New Year and nothing but the best in 2019!
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that while we only got out one day last week, Wednesday, we couldn’t have asked for a better day. We had absolutely beautiful weather, and had a decent pick on nice codfish, a lot of ling, and a scattering of seabass, porgies and pollock. The weather, though- it just couldn’t have been any better. Flat calm, just beautiful. We had a great group of anglers out with us, and everyone went home with a nice pile of codfish fillets.
Heather from the office wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and once again say thanks for a great year. We have the best customers around, and we’re so glad for each and every one of you. We will continue to sail as often as the weather allows, so be sure to check our website and Facebook for updates. We look forward to seeing you soon!