Reports

November 12, 2017

Heather reports from the Black Hawk office that Capt. Matt had the boat on Thursday- he had some nice weather and it was really "one drop shopping". He anchored up on a spot with jumbo porgies, huge "black hawk" seabass, and a whole bunch of codfish. Boat limits all around on the seabass and porgies and 15-18 codfish. On Friday, as everyone knows, the weather unfortunately turned lousy, and that blustery northwest wind kept everybody tied to the dock. Saturday morning Capt. Greg had the boat. There was still a little bit of wind in the morning, and was bitter cold. but everybody bundled up. We stopped just south of Block Island first, anchored up on some porgies, and caught the heck out of them. Then the wind dropped out so we went outside and anchored up on a pile of sebass and caught just huge, huge seabass- the biggest kind, with a good combo of porgies. Again, boat limits all around. Not as many codfish, we had 6-8 codfish up to about 17 pounds. It ended up being a beautiful day with excellent fishing. On the way home it was flat calm, and a few whales were even spotted! Sunday, the weather was beautiful. As of this writing, the boat has already been to the porgy grounds and loaded up, and then headed out to get the seabas and cod. We anchored on the heap of 'em, and it was another one drop spot. Limits of porgies and seabass, ...
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November 5, 2017

Capt. Greg Dubrule of the Black Hawk reports that the tremendous winds kept them tied to the dock the first part of the week. Capt. Matt was at the helm Friday and Saturday and fished Block Island with monster sea bass the intended target. Fishing was excellent with boat limits; fish in the 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 lb range. Jumbo porgies and 12-15 codfish per trip nicely rounded out the coolers. Once again, Heather from the office would like to remind everyone that the Black Hawk is now settled into our winter dock at Dodson's Boatyard in Stonington Borough, providing a short boat ride to Block Island. From now until December 31st, serious fishing for serious fisherman who want to fill their coolers and have a lot of fun will be happening on the Black Hawk. We plan on sailing as often as we can during the week and weekends pending weather conditions. Trips will be posted on our website and are limited to 35 anglers and by reservation only. Stay informed; like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. These trips fill up fast, so don't be disappointed- book your trip today! ...
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October 29, 2017

Heather reports from the Black Hawk office that the black sea bass season opened up in Federal waters on Sunday October 22 and the Black Hawk took full advantage of it. Sunday & Monday the boat sailed to Block Island and had an excellent mix of jumbo sea bass, cod and monster porgies. Most customers had limits with a good mix of market cod up to 16 lbs. Tuesday and Wednesday were a wash-out. High winds kept us tied to the dock. Thursday's trip started out to be a real grind. Weather was still rough and blowing; we had to hide for most of the morning hours waiting for the tide and wind to change. When it did, we were able to get in the Watch Hill reefs and pound the porgies. The proceeding two days left the waters riled up but the scup still chewed. We put some overtime in to make up for the slow morning hours but all customers went away happy. On Friday's trip, with the weather being back to normal, Capt. Matt targeted the sea bass first, loading up, and then came back to the previous day's porgy spot and had a nice 2 1/2 hour shot of scup. Happy customers with plenty of fish. Saturday, with nice weather and a full compliment of anxious anglers, the Black Hawk went back out to Block Island. Once again, the results were very good with a mixed combination of sea bass, porgies and a few cod. We ...
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October 22, 2017

Capt. Greg Dubrule of the Black Hawk reports the porgy fishing is still providing non-stop action, all week long. Drop 'em to the bottom and you got 'em!! Customers having no problem filling their coolers with the 45 fish per man limit. Sunday the 22nd brought the re-opening of the sea bass season to both Rhode Island and federal waters and Capt. Matt took full advantage of the beautiful day by going to Block Island for a combination of porgies, sea bass and cod. The weather and the fishing were excellent with smiling customers happy as could be. We will continue to fish daily at 7:00 am from Niantic through October 31. Be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates, photos, reports and more! Heather from the office wants to remind everyone, once again, that the Black Hawk is getting ready to make its annual migration to Dodson's Boatyard in Stonington Borough in early November. Stay tuned for updates and trips. Block Island is only a short ride away and the fall fishing will be at its peak. Where most boats are laid up and done for the season, the Black Hawk will be sailing steady. Porgies and sea bass season doesn't end until December 31st and with the codfish in there too, the big 3 will provide some dynamite fishing. These trips are limited and by reservation only, so stay tuned to our website and weekly emails for details. We look forward to seeing everyone soon! ...
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October 15, 2017

Porgy fishing remains excellent, reports Capt. Greg from the BlackHawk, with most customers if not getting their 45 limit coming very close. We're fishing in Rhode Island waters quite a bit where sea bass is closed until October 22, so we are forced to throw back a lot of nice fish. We have been stopping in NY & CT waters, when time and tide allows, and picking away on some sea bass, but nothing like the quality in the closed Rhode Island and federal waters. Diamond jigging in the bluefish also remains excellent. Sunday's trip with Capt. Matt had customers arm weary. On these trips during the slack tide, we've been bottom fishing on the porgies and sea bass, giving everyone an opportunity to try a different fishery with some fine eating fish. Hopefully, the blues will remain around for a few more trips. On our last night striped bass trip (Tuesday night ) conditions were excellent and so was the fishing; similar to the previous two trips. Capt. Matt was at the helm once again and customers were treated to some excellent big bass numbers. These trips are limited to only 18 anglers and after getting their boat limit, they caught and released almost 30 more big fish!! Pool fish that night was just shy of 40 lbs. Great weather and fantastic fishing! Stay tuned to our website and FaceBook for upcoming dates in these trips. They book up fast. We Catch Em'......Ask Around! Heather from the office reports ...
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