Reports

October 1, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that the porgy and sea bass fishing most of this past week was still recovering from the effects of the hurricanes, with Saturday's trip nothing short of excellent. Limits of 45 jumbo scup with a good mix of sea bass rewarded most anglers on the trip. With the recent sea bass closure in both federal and Rhode Island waters, it's put a little bit of a cramp on where and when we can fish for them. We keep jumping from state lines to state lines to keep it all legal. Can't wait for it to reopen and make life a little easier for everyone. (Opens Oct. 22nd thru Dec. 31st) The race is loaded with blues! If you're looking for "non-stop, wear your muscles out" action, well, now's the time! It's so good that Capt. Matt on Sunday's blue fish trip spent the slack pounding the porgies. We had a full boat load of patrons and they all loved the opportunity to get a different fishery and take home a nice big bag of porgy fillets besides. Monday was more of the same, we started off with porgies and sea bass during the slack tide and everyone picked away at some real nice-sized fish. Once the tide started to run, we switched to blue fish and loaded up on some big, October blues. Now is the time for some great fall fishing! We will continue to fish daily, leaving at 7:00 am. Sundays ...
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September 24, 2017

"I can't remember when we lost 4 days in a row due to weather" reported Heather from the Bkack Hawk office. Blustery gale force winds from hurricane Jose keep the boat at the dock Tuesday through Friday. When they finally got out for Saturday's trip, they were forced to fish locally instead of the usual Montauk - Block Island run. Capt. Matt was at the helm and fished the Race Rock and Fisher's Island areas with decent results, despite the stiff northeast winds. Customers had to pick through the shorts, which were ferocious, but everyone had a nice cooler of sea bass with a lot of porgies. By afternoon, the winds dropped out and they were able to go to the race proper and again, had a really decent shot of keeper fish at the slack to end the trip. We pulled one out the hat ..... Black Hawk style!! The bluefish are still chewing heavily. Last Monday's diamond jigging trip before the blow, provided all the action you could want. As a bonus, during the slack, we picked away on the jumbo sea bass, with most everybody getting a nice pile of fillets to go home with. As of this writing, Sunday's trip is in progress with a beautiful, calm, sunshine filled day. Once again, decent diamond jigging on the blues, with a few nice keeper striped bass mixed in. The trip is only a few hours old, so there's plenty more hours of action yet to come!! Veterinarian ...
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September 17, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports a terrific week of fishing started off with Monday's annual afternoon Vietnam Veterans trip. Thanks to our generous sponsors: Peter Pan Bus Lines, N.E Saltwater Fishing Club, House Brothers Plumbing, Atlantic Outboard Inc, Thurston Food, Construction Services Unlimited, Dover Painting Co, Evans Automotive Repair, Wetmore's Marina, PennyWise Oil Company, Peter Cummins, Mike's Auto Service, the Glastonbury Elks 2202, Connecticut Plumbing & Heating, & Powers Ink. The 45 veterans had a great afternoon of weather, fishing and camaraderie. The fish were all donated to a soup kitchen in Middletown, CT. Check it all out on our Facebook page. "I think we set the new North American record for bluefish on Thursday. We diamond jigged the heck out of 'em." We had our monthly charter from upstate New York. One group took the all day trip and the 2nd group took the 1/2 day afternoon trip. They're a community group, they love bluefish and they eat every one of them! They get them all bled and filleted, package and ice them properly to ensure great quality when they get them home. These guys are killers, both the men and women alike. You couldn't ask for better weather or any better fishing .... it was Red Hot!! During the slack we baited up a half a hundred Jumbo Sea Bass to give em a little variety. Thanks folks! On the bottom fishing scene, it was another banner week at Block Island. Easy limits on the sea ...
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September 10, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that on Monday, Labor Day we went bluefishing and it was good. Unfortunately, we had to skip Tuesday because of high winds and rough seas. Wednesday we went back to the bottom fishing and it was very, very good fishing. Thursday was probably the best of the week, and we had some nice weather for it. We started off drifting on the seabass, and everybody got their limit. It was excellent fishing. We left there and went over to the porgy grounds, and anchored up on a pile of poriges, and it was just non-stop, 2 at a time action, with most people, if not getting their 45 fish limit, coming very close. Friday, Matt ran the boat, and it wasn't as good- it was still very good but not as good as Thursday. Capt. Greg ran the boat on Saturday, it was good, but Thursday remained the highlight of the week. Bluefishing has been nothing short of excellent on all the afternoon trips. Diamond jigging as many fish as you want, hot action through the whole tide. Unfortunately, no striped bass to report. The striped bass are pretty non-existent in the area at the moment. There's still a lot of bait around, and there are bluefish everwhere- there are even bluefish in the Niantic River at the dock! They're shagging bait up on the beach, exploding in the morning, white water all over the place, just a preview of things to come! ...
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September 3, 2017

"The rods are bending on the BlackHawk as jumbo sea bass, porgies, and a few fluke come over the rails", reports Heather from the office. The entire week showed excellent catches. On Saturday of the Labor Day weekend, it was nothing short of phenomenal. The weather was perfect, flat calm, the boat was loaded with eager anglers and the fish cooperated. We had a scattering of anglers from far off areas; Philly, south Jersey, even a couple from the state of Washington. They all went back with a load of fish and stories to tell. Don't forget, as of September 1st, the porgy party boat limit went up from 30 fish to 45 fish per angler. So, now's the time to come and fill your freezers. On the bluefish scene, diamond jigging is still red-hot on some tides and just good on others. Thursday, 4 pm After-Work Special was decent, but Friday's was excellent. Sunday's morning trip was hampered by gale force winds but Capt. Matt found protection at Plum Gut. The fishing wasn't red hot, but under the conditions, he did the best he could. From the office, Heather reports that we continue to fish every day at 7am- Sundays and Mondays are for blues and bass, Tuesday through Saturday is bottom fishing. We have one After Work Special coming up, this Friday evening, leaving at 4pm. There are only a few spots left, so be sure to grab one soon! As always, check our website for details and ...
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