Reports

August 12, 2018

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that it's another bonanza week on the jumbo porgies, monster sea bass, and door mat fluke. A good mix of hard fighting trigger fish are in the mix as well. Patrons are going away with full coolers and a lot of smiles. It doesn't seem to matter the tide or weather conditions, drop it to the bottom and you got 'em. Iris from Harley, NY came on Friday's trip and caught her limit of both porgies and seabass, then switched over to fluke and ended up with 4 nice keepers to 8 1/2 pounds. It you change rigs and target the fluke, there are some really nice fish to be caught. School will be starting sooner than you think, so get the kids together and come on down. Now's the time to make some lasting memories with your children of all ages! Congratulations are also in order for the Black Hawk's own Mike Salkauskas, who went shark fishing with some friends on their private boat and caught a 235 thresher shark, and released another. Great job Mike! From the office, Heather reminds everyone that we are sailing Monday through Friday at 7am (no trip August 16). Weekends continue to have two trips, leaving at 6am and 1pm, through the rest of August. After work special trips are Thursdays and Fridays at 4pm, with reservations strongly suggested, as these trips usually fill up. Stay tuned for more night bass trips to be posted soon, ...
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August 5, 2018

The porgy and seabass fishing just continues to be out of this world, reports Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk. Full coolers of jumbo porgies with limits of huge seabass and a few fluke delight customers of all ages. If you're looking to share an action packed day with your children or grandchildren, now is the time, and the Black Hawk is your boat. Fast, clean, comfortable and catering to families. It's no wonder we were voted Connecticut's number 1 party boat 4 years in a row. Come and see the difference. The bluefishing remains inconsistent, some tides it is red hot for a few hours, then next tide is a slow pick. We're gearing our trips accordingly, when conditions are right and we can show our customers an action packed trip, we'll do it. An example is our trips last Saturday. The morning trip went to Montauk and had a great time on the sea bass and porgies. Saturday afternoon Capt. Matt had the right tide conditions, and the bluefish bit very well, pleasing all hands. During the slack, he broke out the bottom rods and did a little combo fishing on the porgies and seabass. We'll do what it takes to give our customers a successful trip. We catch 'em, ask around. Heather from the office reports that we had another beautiful sunset cruise on Saturday night, this time for Ray of Light Farm. Though it rained on and off during the day, the sun broke through just ...
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July 29, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that we had another week of excellent fishing. We had great day trips with limits of porgies and jumbo sea bass as well. The big news, though, is the bluefish! The long elusive bluefish are here! They have finally showed up in the Race and surrounding areas. We know weather and wind can move fish, and it certainly did. While the weather did cause us to lose our trips on Sunday and Monday, by Monday afternoon the bluefish were here. Thursday's After Work Special trip was nothing short of sensational. It was an action packed diamond jigging bonanza, with all the bluefish you could want, and lots of striped bass too. In addition, huge seabass were climbing on the diamond jigs too. What a night! Things slowed down a bit for the weekend. Saturday morning was okay, but the afternoon was a little bit of a grind. No matter where we went, where the blues used to be abundant, they weren't there. They do have tails, and they do move! Sunday morning was better. We spent the first half of the trip bottom fishing and got big porgies and seabass, then when the tide got running we switched to the diamond jigging and did good on the bluefish and bass. Heather from the office reports that we had a great time on our Cruisin' for a Cause sunset cruise on Saturday night. This was a fundraiser for Community Speaks Out, and everyone had ...
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July 22, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports another week of excellent fishing. The porgy fishing has been nothing short of spectacular, with most customers easily getting their limit. More and more seabass are piling into the area as well, and the seabass fishing is getting better all the time. There have also been some fluke and triggerfish in the mix. The weather threw us a bad turn, causing us to lose both trips on Sunday. Looking forward to better weather later in the week. The night bass fishing has been excellent, with nice fish to 45 pounds. We'll be posting more night trips soon, so stay tuned. The bluefishing is still not great- a few more fish came in around the Montauk area, hopefully they will become more plentiful locally. We'll see what this wind does, it could change the whole scenario. Heather from the office reports that we had another great "Christmas in July" trip. We had a boatload of people who joined us to watch the fireworks, and each one brought a toy and a book for our collections. These will be distributed to local children during the holiday season. We're looking forward to our great sunset cruises, starting this Saturday night. Each of these is a fundraiser for a different local organization. This Saturday is for Community Speaks Out. Plan on join us for a Saturday night cruise! Our schedule continues to be Monday-Friday, one trip daily at 7am. Saturdays and Sundays we head out at 6am ...
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July 15, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk says, "I know everybody is calling and is anxious to go diamond jigging for the bluefish and bass, and we are certainly anxious to go! The unfortunate truth of this matter is that there are very few bluefish in not only our immediate area, but in a 150 mile area around us. Granted, there have been a handful caught, we're catching a few while we're seabass and porgy fishing, but there simply is not enough of a body of fish to justify a full fledged trip on 'em. Hopefully, this will change soon. Being in the business for as long as I have been, I've seen years in the past where the bluefish simply don't come into our area. Its not common and it certainly is aggravating." He continues, "Because of this lack of bluefish, we've been making the run over to the seabass, porgy and fluke grounds. Trust me, I'm not a fan of a 1/2 day trip to Montauk, but as always, we will take our customers to where the best fishing is, in spite of fuel, bait, and time restraints. We are adjusting our schedule accordingly and are currently looking a weekend trips on a week by week basis." The week showed continued excellent porgy and seabass fishing, with customers easily getting limits of porgies, with a good number of seabass mixed in as well. Some nice fluke this week, too, rounding out the coolers and making for some happy fishermen ...
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