January 7, 2018

Happy New Year from the Black Hawk! Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that everyone is putting another log on the fire and hoping it's going to warm up! The unusually frigid weather and harsh winds kept us tied to the dock. It did, however, give us a little bit of extra time to get ready for our winter sports shows. We hope to see everyone at our first show this weekend- we'll be at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show in Edison, New Jersey. Stop by and see Capt. Greg and the great white shark! We will be posting trips for the next fishable day, so stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates. We hope to see everyone soon! ...
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December 31, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports, "Absolutely, without a doubt, the coldest, toughest day that we've ever had, probably in my career- and I used to commercial fish in the wintertime. Absolutely terrible on Friday, December 29. Bitter cold- it was hard to stay at the rail for any length of time. We did catch a few cod, a few seabass, a few scup, but it was simply unmerciful. Saturday, the following day, it was about 25 degrees out and it felt like a heatwave. Fishing was much better, mostly because people could stay at the rail. We had some nice codfish up to 15 pounds, we had some seabass, a few scup, we had a lot of ling, including some big ling, and everybody went home with a bag of fillets. We even had a haddock, which is kind of unusual in this area. A much better day than Friday. We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best in 2018. We'll still be fishing on a weather basis, so stay tuned to our website for details. We are also getting geared up for our winter show schedule- for our first one, come check us out at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show in Edison, NJ, January 11-14. We'll also be in Hartford and Suffern later in the season. We look forward to seeing everyone soon, either on the boat or at a show. Happy 2018! ...
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December 24, 2017

"We were able to fish 3 days this past week," reports Capt. Matt from the Black Hawk. We got out Monday, Thursday and Friday, with Monday being the premier day of the three. Simply excellent fishing with full limits of sea bass, scup, and a nice mix of codfish up to 30 lbs. The scup were so thick we had to move to avoid them- they were huge! Thursday and Friday was more of a steady grind; a lot of limits on the scup and sea bass with a mix of cod to 17 pounds. Nowhere near the fantastic action of Monday's trip. The fish have definitely left the Block Island area and have moved to the southeast. Saturday's trip was cancelled due to miserable wind and rain conditions. We will be posting more trips as the weather allows, and they will be by reservation only. Tickets can be purchased on line through our website. As usual, continue to check our Facebook page and website for schedules and details. Heather from the office, on behalf of the entire Black Hawk family and crew, would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. We look forward to seeing everyone soon! ...
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December 17, 2017

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that our trip on Friday was fantastic. The weather may have been cold, but the fishing was red hot. Limits of seabass, a good mix of nice codfish, and some porgies as well. The porgies are still around, although we are not specifically targeting them, so we're getting more cod and seabass than the porgies now. Sunday's trip started off a little slower, but as the wind died down the fishing picked up. Once again, the boat limit of seabass, a steady pick of cod all day, and a nice mix of jumbo porgies too. Now is the time to get out there and fill your freezer! As you know, we're heading out from Stonington now- we plan on fishing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with weekday trips when the weather permits. As always, be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates and details about upcoming trips and events. We look forward to seeing everyone soon. We are also busy getting ready for our winter shows- check out our website for our schedule and be sure to stop by to see us this winter. On behalf of the entire Black Hawk family, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season! ...
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December 10, 2017

"At this time of year, we lose a few scheduled trips to the weather. Not much we can do about it; we have Mother Nature as a business partner, reports Capt. Greg. We fished Monday, Friday, and Saturday with Friday being the best production of the three. Limits every day of the jumbo Black Hawk sea bass, and Friday not only had wonderful flat calm weather but a really good shot of codfish throughout the entire day. Fish to 20 lbs. and plenty of 'em. Saturday's trip was hampered by the snowstorm, which brought cold freezing sleet and just miserable conditions. We put a trip together; those who stayed at the rails did okay, but quite a few kept seeking the warmth of the heated cabin, along with a cup or two of hot coffee. Porgies are still thick around certain structures, even though we're trying not to target them. A lot more draggers were seen outside of us this week in the deeper water; an indication of more activity. Draggers working off the Watch Hill reefs had some good squid the past few weeks. A lot of seals and porpoise around the 900 line and a few whales around the areas we're actually fishing. Considerable activity overall. We still plan on fishing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with weekday trips as the weather permits. As always, be sure to check our website and Facebook for details and updates. We look forward to seeing everyone soon! ...
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