Reports

November 18, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that Monday, Veterans Day, has solid fishing on the sea bass at Block Island; a good mix of porgies and a few cod and pollock. Thursday’s trip was a 50/50 marathon, leaving the dock at 5:00 AM and getting in at 5:00 PM. The weather was excellent and Capt. Matt crushed the sea bass once again, with a good mix of cod, porgies and pollock besides. This was only the first half of the trip. When everyone’s limits were met, we shifted over to the blackfish and it was “Lights Out- a One Drop Stop.” After vacuuming off all the short sea bass, the togs took over. Simply red hot fishing; drop that crab to the bottom and you got 'em!  Everyone on board limited out; a real fun day with a great bunch of happy customers and an action packed day of fishing. Saturday’s trip was unfortunately a grind. Gale force winds and rough sea conditions on Friday churned everything up and disrupted the bite everywhere. We had a full boat charter from New Jersey of die-hard fishermen who simply would not quit. Capt. Matt put in the extra time needed and everyone went home with a good mix of sea bass, cod, porgies, pollock and ling. Most boats are unfortunately hanging it up for the season with the real fishing getting to be Red Hot. We’re going to be seeing more and more codfish showing up on these trips as the ...
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November 11, 2018

It's unfortunate to start our report off this way, but we have some sad news from the Black Hawk family. Many of you know we consider the Black Hawk to be one big family, including all of our customers. We are heartbroken to share with our extended family about the passing of one of our special Black Hawk customers, Henry DeLuca. Many of you have fished with Henry over the past years, as he's traveled from Vermont several times per week to fish with us. He was a great fisherman, and was so proud of his recent night bass trip, where he caught and released 13 big bass! Henry was always generous with the crew, giving them the pool when he won (which was often), bringing handwarmers and hats in cold weather, and snacks for long trips. He loved Capt. Greg's four young grandsons as his own, and they loved him right back. He was always positive and cheerful, helping with our community programs and making everyone on board laugh. We love you and will miss you, Henry! "A Fisherman's Prayer" God grant that I may live to fish Until my dying day. And when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray: When in the Lord's great landing net And peacefully asleep That in His mercy I be judged Big enough to keep. In other news, Thursday we went black fishing and it was very good. A lot of action, with a lot of shorts. Some ...
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November 4, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk office reports that we had our first blackfishing trip of the year on Wednesday.  As usual, when you have a boat full of fishermen, some people got their limit, others struggled to catch one, and others struggled to catch none.  We will  be doing some more trips soon, so stay tuned as we post our updated schedule. Thursday, we headed out to Block Island.  It was a nice day with good fishing.  Limits of seabass were had by nearly everyone.  There were porgies too, and although they were a little tougher than usual, everyone still went home with a pile of them.  We're also seeing more and more codfish show up on each trip. Heather from the office reports that as we shared last week, we will be staying local doing some blackfishing on days we can’t get to Block Island due to weather conditions.   November trips are weather dependent and by reservation only, so be sure to stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates and schedules.  We plan on posting trips on a weekly basis.   We look forward to seeing everyone soon ...
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October 28, 2018

“This past Monday we stayed in the Race blue fishing and it was good, steady fishing all through the flood tide”, reports Capt. Greg of the Black Hawk. At the slack, we went east on a wreck and picked away on porgies and jumbo sea bass. These local fish have their bags packed and airline tickets in hand and after this weekend’s northeast blow, I doubt that many will be left. On the Tuesday and Thursday trips, Capt. Matt took it to Block Island, where the bottom fishing on huge porgies and jumbo sea bass pleased all patrons and filled all coolers. A few cod fish, pollock and winter flounder rounded out the trips. Friday, Capt. Greg had the boat and again, went to Block Island for a picture perfect October day; flat calm, bright sunshine, a great group of eager customers and simply phenomenal fishing. Boat limits of porgies and monster sea bass, and I do mean monsters, along with a few cod fish. By far, the best October had to offer; wonderful weather and sensational fishing. Friday night, Capt. Matt had the Night Bass Trip after having to cancel the Wednesday and Thursday night trips due to weather. It was a picture-perfect night before the Nor’easter on Saturday,  but the fish were a little uncooperative. There was a handful of keepers, caught with a lot of shorts. Pool fish was worth a cool $300.00. Reports from boats down on the western end of Long Island said striped bass ...
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October 21, 2018

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports another great week of fishing!  Bluefishing was excellent on Monday,with a good mix of seabass too.  Our private charter on Tuesday was great, with all the bluefish you could want, plus a mix of sea bass and even a few stripers.  Wednesday's charter had good fishing before the wind really made conditions deteriorate in the afternoon.  Unfortunately, we lost Thursday's trip due to the windy conditions.   Friday's trip, despite the wind, was simply sensational out at Block Island.  Limits of jumbo sea bass with loads of huge porgies made for an excellent day! Unfortunately, the weather on Saturday made fishing difficult. Unable to get to Block Island, we stayed local and picked away on the porgies and seabass.  Customers still went home with fish, but it wasn't like what we've been used to. We did post a few more night bass trips, coming up this week- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.  These are most likely the last three night trips of the year, so be sure to join us! We'll be fishing for the next two weeks, up to October 31, from our dock in Niantic.  In November, we'll move the boat over to our winter dock in Stonington, stay tuned for the exact dates and an updated schedule.  As always, it's a good idea to give the office a call the day before your trip, since the weather this time of year can be difficult.  Check our website and Facebook page for updates.  ...
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