Reports

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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July 8, 2018

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports another week of excellent porgy fishing. Customers of all ages are easily getting their limits of jumbo Black Hawk scup. A good mix of seabass, and even some fluke are filling up the coolers and putting smiles of the faces of everyone. Friday's forecast wasn't promising, but the weather held off until we were heading in from another fantastic trip, allowing us to get a great trip in for the die hard anglers who showed up to fish. Capt. Matt had an excellent bass trip last Sunday night, with big fish in the 30-40 pound range. They even had a monster pool winning fish near 50 pounds! We'll be posting some more trips soon, so stay tuned, as they will fill up fast. Our weekend half day trips have started, sailing at 6am and 1pm. These trips are scheduled to be for blues and bass, but the bluefish remain elusive, so we've been porgy fishing on these trips instead. As always, we want to provide the best experience for our customers, and if that means changing up the schedule or target species, then that's what we'll do. We're hoping the bluefish arrive soon, as we know there are many people looking forward to these trips! Heather from the office reports that starting this weekend, we will be sailing two trips on Saturdays and Sundays, at 6:00 am and 1:00 pm. Weekdays we will continue to go out at 7:00 am. Tickets are available ...
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July 1, 2018

“Rods are bending non-stop as jumbo porgies, slammer sea bass, and a mix of a few fluke, bluefish and even a handful of mackerel come over the rails”, reports Heather from the Black Hawk. Captains Greg and Seth are at the helm of these 7:00 AM, all day trips with customers leaving for home with full coolers and smiling faces. “Just can’t get any better, reports Capt. Greg. "Drop it to the bottom and you’ve got 'em!” If you’re looking to show the family, kids, or grandkids a great fishing experience, now's the time! Just an absolutely enormous bio-mass of fish; simply astounding! On the striped bass scene, Capt. Matt is crushing em’ on the night trips. We fished Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights this week, with another one going out tonight, Sunday. Full boat limits every night, with a lot of fish pushing well over 40 lbs. Saturday night showed some big fish- special congrats to 12 year old Ethan, who caught a 41 1/2 pound bass- and reeled it in himself! Great job Ethan!. Striped bass fishing at its finest! Like our longtime motto says “We Catch Em’......Ask Around.” Come see for yourself. These specialty trips feature a limited amount of anglers and are by reservation only. They book up fast, so don’t get left out. Locally, the bluefish still remain elusive; a few scattered here and there, but no amount to really work on. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed that this improves soon as we’ve got ...
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June 24, 2018

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk says that every week we say the porgy fishing has been excellent, and every week when it seems to be impossible, it just keeps getting better. Jumbo  Black Hawk porgies, at times double headers, coming over the rails all around the boat.  Now with the opening of sea bass in New York waters this past Saturday, it's going to get even better.  We'll be adding some jumbo knuckleheads to the coolers.  In addition, some nice fluke were caught this week, with a handful of bluefish too. Sunday, Capt. Matt had the boat and reported that the porgies bit so ferociously that there were more double headers than single fish!  They easily had their limit for a full boatload of customers, then went and topped off the trip with some nice big seabass.  Keeping the customers happy is the name of the game, and everyone was happy on Sunday. Capt. Matt reports that the night striped bass trips have been productive, although this week we didn't see the heavy weights like we did last week.  We had fish to about 25 pounds.  We have three more night trips going out this week, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Get your spots soon before they fill up! We're also excited to announce that the Black Hawk now as Sirius Satellite Radio on board the boat with all stations available!  We won't miss any football or baseball games this fall! Heather from the office reports that we are ...
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June 17, 2018

“Simply put, it just can’t get any better; almost too good,” reports Capt. Greg Dubrule of the Black Hawk. A week of fantastic porgy fishing and excellent weather. Thursday’s charter was the only exception where the fishing was hot but we had a westerly wind in the afternoon, which made it a little nautical on the way home for a little while. The porgies are jumbo, with a small mix of fluke, bluefish, striped bass and a lot of big sea bass, which were returned unharmed. (sea bass in NY opens June 27) Father’s Day weekend was no exception to the recent weather and fishing. Flat-calm weather, a full boat load of eager fishermen and fantastic fishing with limits all around. That’s over 2,000 jumbo porgies! Now that's a lot of fish! The night striped bass trips we had this week were all very good. Capt. Matt’s running them with a combination of live eels and buck-tails. Reservations are needed these trips and are limited to 20 anglers. We will be posting more trips soon. These fill up fast- sometimes within a few hours- so be sure to sign up as soon as you see them. From the office, Heather reports that we are now fishing every day at 7am. Tickets are available to purchase in advance on our website, or you can always get them at the dock. We have our After Work Specials going out, as well as night bass trips. In July our weekend schedule will change ...
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