Reports

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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August 27, 2017

"Bottom fishing still remains nothing short of excellent," reports Heather from the BlackHawk office. Capt. Greg and Capt. Matt has both been concentrating on fishing for the jumbo seabass, and most patrons are having no problem quickly getting their 8 fish limit. These are Jumbo's, not fish just skimping by the 15-inch size limit. We then switch over to the porgy grounds and go pound the scup. Don't forget, September 1st, the porgy limit goes from 30 to 45 fish per man. Get ready folks....the best of the fishing is yet to come. Just a reminder, we move the boat over to the picturesque Stonington Village for the winter months starting in November. Block Island is a short ride away and we add some nice codfish to the sea bass and porgy mix. We're already seeing a few codfish, although mostly shorts, where we're sea bassing, which is a good sign of things to come. FYI.... Capt. Matt reports on Friday, a big load of bluefins were slashing all around the BlackHawk on the sea bass grounds. Customers got a bird's eye view of tuna fish. Matt and the deck hands got a little frustrated tossing diamond jigs to 'em in an attempt to hook up. Effort rating...excellent, Results...not so good. They were only there on the one tide. Friends in other boats went back later to try for them, but they were gone. Diamond jigging on the bluefish remains very good at times and slow at others. Seems you ...
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August 20, 2017

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that we had a week of good weather and good fishing. The porgy fishing was very, very good with easy limits of jumbo scup. There are some seabass mixed in with the scup, but most of the time we actually leave that particular scup area and go to another area where it's mostly seabass and we limited out on most days on those too. Nice fish, over 5 pounds is common. A few fluke involved too. There's still a lot of bait, a lot of sand eels, a lot of butterfish- the seabass are coming up spewing up butterfish. As far as the bluefishing, that's hot and heavy right now in the Race. Both tides, the diamond jigging is very, very good. A lot of bass mixed in with them, and a lot of seabass at times. Some of the customers are requesting some sea clams for bait during the slack when the tide slows down, and they're clobbering the seabass. Good, steady fishing. Heather from the office reports that our Cruisin' for a Cause trip, a special sunset cruise for 15 year old Marik, was a huge success. We'd like to thank Illiano's Pizza of Niantic for donating pizzas for the trip, and some special families for donating some delicious desserts. Marik is currently battling cancer for the third time, and we're happy to help his family however we can. Still thinking about our Black Hawk and the Community program, we were ...
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