January 29, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that we had some great late fall codfishing, right up until about mid-January. With this wind, we didn't get out at all this past week. We'd like to thank all of our loyal customers for fishing with us this year, it was a great season! The Black Hawk is scheduled to get hauled out at Crocker's Boatyard this week for routine annual maintenance. The hull will be pressure washed, waxed and polished; a few coats of bottom paint applied, etc. We plan on doing some work inside the cabin, including adding 2 more fiberglass dinette tables with bench seating. With Coast Guard inspections all made up to date, we plan on being back in the water well in time for March & April cod fishing. Yes, we'll miss February, but it's the worst weather month and historically the slowest fishing. We look forward to seeing all our customers at the upcoming boat and sport shows. First one is the Hartford Boat Show, February 9 through the 12th. Visit our website to see our complete schedule of sports shows. We'll be giving seminars at all of them. Hope to see you all there ...
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January 22, 2017

Capt. Greg shares that one thing about the Black Hawk fishing reports is that they'll be the honest truth. Good, bad or indifferent, you'll always get the straight scoop. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, it was a grind. Ironically, this past midweek was really good. Thursday it was lights out, as good as it gets. Friday Capt. Matt had some great fishing the first couple of hours, then it fell on its face. Every boat out there caught a handful of codfish the remainder of the day. Saturday, with a full boatload of cod fishermen, all the boats went steaming down to the last week's hot spot, only to find that it wasn't gonna happen. One head boat came all the way from New Jersey! You can't make 'em bite! Matt ended up steaming to an offshore wreck where he corralled 25-30 codfish, with a lot of shorts, and a good pile of ling, some of them baseball bat sized. Not the best by any means, but the best for that day. Sunday, he was going back to the same wreck. Tomorrow, Monday, it's supposed to blow an Easterly gale, so who knows. We'll keep trying. Many thanks to all of our supporting customers! Heather from the office reminds everyone that we're fishing from Stonington. All trips require reservations, so call the office to get a spot. As always, check our website and Facebook page for more info and details ...
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January 15, 2017

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that Friday, January 13, saw stiff NW winds that made for less than ideal conditions for drifting, making the fishing a little tough. We put in a lot of overtime to make sure everyone came home with some cod. Saturday was a different story, a perfect weather day with ideal drifting conditions, which resulted in much better fishing than Friday. Minutes into the first drift there were double headers coming over the rails. The trip remained a steady pick all day with everyone going home with cod in their coolers. Stay tuned to Facebook for updates and reports. We'll continue to fish on Saturdays and Sundays, with some weekday trips when we can, all leaving from Stonington at 5:00 am. As usual, these trips are all weather dependent, and reservations are required. Call the office at 860-448-3662 to grab a spot on board ...
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January 8, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that we only got one day in last week, Monday, January 2. It was kind of a pick all day, so we put in a little extra time and they bit pretty good at the end. We were scheduled to go on Friday and Saturday, but the snowstorm kind of nixed that. We'll plan on fishing this weekend with the holiday weekend, leaving from Stonington. Reservations are required as space is limited, so give us a call at 860-448-3662 to grab your spot on board. As always, stay tuned to our website, Facebook and Twitter for updates and schedules. From the entire Black Hawk crew, we wish everyone a very happy new year! ...
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December 29, 2016

December was a month of superb bottom fishing. Coolers full of jumbo sea bass, codfish, porgies, and a good mix of pollock and flounder as well. As you may know, we've taken the boat on an easterly migration to Dodson's Marina in Stonington Borough, which gives us easy access to Block Island. As of this writing (at the end of December) the fishing is still excellent, although seabass and porgies end on December 31. Throughout January, we'll continue fishing, including running some specialty trips, leaving early and heading to Cox's. These trips will continue until the codfishing tapers off, and then we'll pick up again in April. In other news, just before Christmas, Capt. Greg and some of the crew headed to the Connecticut Marine Trades Association Jingle & Mingle holiday party, where Heather was honored to receive the Jeanne Czel Person of the Year Award. This award is given each year to someone who exhibits Jeanne's spirit and determination in making the community a better place. Heather was shocked and honored to receive the award. The Black Hawk is proud of Heather and her commitment to our Black Hawk and the Community program. As usual, we'd like to thank all of our customers for their support in making this program a huge success! As 2016 comes to a close, we're already looking forward to a great 2017 season. We'll be starting off with some of our sports shows this winter, and we hope to see you there! Also in ...
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