August 25, 2019

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports another excellent week of weather has provided simply sensational fishing on the all day trips, leaving at 7 am for monster sea bass and jumbo porgies. The Montauk-Block Island areas are still the place to be, with full limits on both species, with a few fluke, codfish, and short striped bass added to the mix. If you’re thinking of filling the freezer, now’s the time and the Black Hawk is your boat.

On the weekend half day trips, we’ve been fishing in the local Watch Hill areas. Again, we’ve had excellent fishing on mostly medium and large porgies, with only a handful of keeper sea bass.

Capt. Matt reports the bluefishing in the “Race” has greatly improved, providing a lot of action in the Thursday and Friday After-Work Special 4 pm trips. These trips are by reservation only and limited to only 30 fishermen. The blues have been on the large size, providing tackle-busting action. If you want to receive sore muscles, these are your trips! An assortment of sub-legal striped bass are climbing on the diamonds as well but not much on the keeper variety. When conditions and time permits, Capt. Matt has been doing some bottom fishing on the scup and sea bass on some of these trips besides.

Still tremendous amounts of bait around the entire area; quite a few big mackerel being caught on all the trips. Thresher sharks are seen quite a bit in the surface while traveling. One actually came up and chased a porgy out of the customers hands last week. Capt. Matt had one in in the Race the other night, along with other boats. Quite a number of threshers around.

Heather reports that we had another very successful seal watch last week, with a sold out crowd helping to raise money for several non-profit organizations. We’ll have our final seal watch of the season on September 7, and tickets are going fast, so be sure to grab yours soon! We also had a beautiful sunset cruise last Saturday night, our final one of the summer. We look forward to more of these great trips next year!

We continue to fish daily, at 7am Monday-Friday and two trips on the weekends. Our schedule will change slightly after Labor Day. On Tuesday, September 3, we’ll have a half day trip go out at 6am so we can be in in time to head out for the “Fish with Fisch” CCPBA fishing tournament. We’re looking forward to a great day! Then, starting on September 4, we will sail every day at 7am. We have a few After Work Special trips left, and we’ll be adding some night trips soon, so stay tuned. We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

August 18, 2019

Another tremendous week of bottom fishing reports Capt. Greg of the Black Hawk. The Montauk and Block Island areas are producing larger seabass and porgies with an occasional fluke. It seems the local areas along Fisher’s Island and Watch Hill are just loaded with smaller size porgies with a handful of keeper seabass. Smaller in size but fantastic quantities. You can almost drop a piece of clam, sandworm or squid anywhere and catch one. Blue fishing still remains spotty with certain tides and certain areas producing a limited amount of fish. We’re still hoping that it improves although time is running out.

Heather from the office reports some good news for Capt. Greg. As an active member in the Marine Trades Association, Capt Greg played in their annual golf tournament last Thursday. The tournament was played at River Ridge golf course and the Black Hawk not only won with a low score of 58, but Capt. Greg made a hole in one! He was even luckier when he found that the hole had a prize attached, and Capt Greg won a brand new 2019 Subaru Forester from Reynolds Subaru in Lyme. Congrats, Greg!

We continue to fish daily at 7am during the week and at 6am and 1pm on the weekends. Our schedule will change slightly after Labor Day, so be sure to check the website for updates. We have a few dates left for charters at the end of August and early September, but they’re going fast, so if you’d like to get your group out there, be sure to contact us now. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

August 11, 2019

Simply red hot fishing on the seabass and jumbo porgies reports Capt. Greg at the Black Hawk. Customers are having no problem filling their coolers with their limits. There’s also been a shot of a fluke, a lot of shorts with an occasional keeper to this week up to 5 pounds.  Action has been fast and furious. The half day trips on the weekends we’ve been fishing the Watch Hill areas where the porgy fishing has been very good. Not quite the size at Montauk but still plenty action with an occasional seabass.  If you want the very best in fishing, the most action with huge porgies and jumbo sized sea bass, with an occasional fluke or trigger fish mixed in, then the boat you want is the Black Hawk!! 

On the local scene the Race and adjacent areas has been exceptionally quiet.  The lack of consistent bluefish is disturbing. Bottom fishing is adequate during times when the tides aren’t screaming but no where like the size, numbers and consistency of the fishing in the Montauk / Block Island areas . We’re all hoping it improves soon since there’s a huge fishing population out there anxiously waiting to diamond jig these bluefish on all the local boats. Time will tell I guess . Follow us on Facebook for daily reports and pictures. We post every trip every day. No “Sugar-Coated Fishing Reports ” here. Just honest reports to help you.

Heather from the office reports that we’ll continue to fish daily, Monday-Friday at 7am and two trips on Saturdays and Sundays (6am and 1pm) through Labor Day.  Our schedule will change a bit in September when we’ll go down to one trip per day on the weekends.  Be sure to check the website for a full schedule.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!