Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that the fishing this week just was not what we wanted it to be. On Friday, we had some excellent weather but the bite was not what we hoped for. We made some moves looking for better grounds but never found a pile of fish to work on. We picked away at what was there to catch and put some nice fish in the coolers but still it wasn’t what we had anticipated. Hoping for improvement in the near future.
In the meantime, we’re getting ready for our next round of sports shows. We’ll be heading to the Mohegan Sun casino for the CT Fishing & Outdoor Show February 14-16, then we’ll be heading to Philadelphia and Suffern, NY. Looking forward to seeing our customers, and seeing some new faces too. Be sure to join us at a show this winter!
As always, check our website and Facebook page for updates and schedule changes. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that we got out two days last week, Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday was a slow grind. We had some excellent weather with flat calm seas however the fish did not want to cooperate. We marked plenty of fish and bait on the machines but they just didn’t want to chew. We did have a nice shot of pollock mixed in with the cod, and we picked away on them and put some fish onboard but it never materialized into the bite we were looking for. Friday was a little better. Once again, we had some beautiful weather for late January! We got there nice and early with fresh clams and used the freshly shucked shells for chum. We were bombarded with short fish, but still had a decent pick throughout the morning, until the wind and tide changed. Then, the fish stopped chewing. We did have some nice pollock and ling in the mix, as well. Like the other boats, we are waiting for some improvement and hoping for that big hit of keeper cod. As fun as the short fish are to catch, we are held to a 21″ size limit, and short fish just don’t make it to the cooler.
We plan on fishing again this week, Wednesday and Friday, and will add more trips for the weekends if the weather allows. As always, check our website and Facebook page for updates and more info. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!