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September 7, 2011
I just wanted to say another huge thank you for last night’s bass trip! I’ve been fishing since I was a toddler, spent time in Costa Rica for Tarpon, lived down by the Chesapeake for 5 years, and I have never had a night like last night! The mates were awesome, boat wasn’t crowded, the rest of the fishermen were great, and most importantly, the fish were hungry! I couldn’t ask for a better night of fishing, so THANK YOU Black Hawk Team! I’m already trying to recruit a friend or two to come with me on this coming weekend’s night bass trip!
September 6, 2011
I wanted to say thank you for a great trip! I was a little worried when I heard we had a fill in for Captain Greg, but Capt. Eric did a great job putting us on fish and was a great guy to talk to. This was our first trip on the Blackhawk, and one of my sons first deep sea fishing trips. When I was looking for a boat I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but we couldn’t have picked a better boat! The crew was the best I ever had over the years. Both of my sons were impressed, by how the crew was so personnel. They noticed all the other boat would blow the horn for lines down and up were on the Blackhawk the captain was on the rail watching and would tell us how deep and when to put the line in. it was the little things that made the trip a good one. We will be back soon, next trip night bass fishing can’t wait!
A big Thank you go out to Heather and Oscar great way to start you morning!
Holland Patent, NY
September 4, 2011
My son and I took the 1p.m. fishing trip yesterday (September 3) and I wanted to say a big thanks to all aboard the Blackhawk. He had never been out fishing on a charter boat before. We had a great time fishing and he caught his first Blue on the trip. The Mates were very helpful in showing my son the right way to use the rods and how to fish for blues.
I would like to say a special thank you to the wonderful woman that was working the galley. My son came down with a migraine headache while we were on the boat. She gave him a place to lay down and a cold towel for his head, and even let him use her sweatshirt as a pillow.
Even though he came down with the headache and missed a good portion of the trip, he cant wait to come back and fish again. We will definitely be back next season.
Thanks again to the whole crew for making his first experience a fun one.
September 4, 2011
Capt. Greg & Crew - Dan, Joe & I would just like to tell you again what a great time we had on Friday. It was a beautiful day on the water & we caught TONS of fish! We will definitely be back again for some more fishing very soon. You run a great boat & the crew is awesome! Thanks again for a great day!
-Dan, Amanda & Joe
August 20, 2011
I've been fishing with the Blackhawk for easily 25 years. Each time offers a little something different. I found this latest trip to be so much more different than the last time my son and I were there. Even more enjoyable! Personability is a main ingredient to keep the customers coming back! A great time.
-David R, Harwinton, CT
August 11, 2011
Just want to let you know what a great time we had the other day. Despite not catching any Bass, we had a blast. The crew was great and the Skipper did what he could to get us into bigger and better fish......which he did. Plus you sure cant put a price on a smile on an 11 year old who really doesn't care what he catches as long as its big in his eyes.......Thanks again and hope to see you again soon. We're gonna try and get out for Porgies
-Jeff H (and Jeffrey and Jonathan)
August 9, 2011
I have fished along the Blackhawk at Pigeon Rip numerous times this year
as well as the last few years. I own a 34 Pursuit called "--."
Although I am not a customer of the Blackhawk, I do notice how well the
boat is operated from a Professional standpoint as well as a customer
service standpoint. Captain Greg gives his customers the utmost
experience. I could tell, from my boat, that your customers aboard the
Blackhawk are enjoying their experience immensley! Fishing next to the
Blackhawk is a joy for me, as well as my kids and friends who are on my
boat! My compliments to Capt Greg and his staff on the Blackhawk!!!
-Frank M, Higganum, CT
Just wanted to say thank you so much! We all had a great time.
-Jen P, Meriden Police Dept, Meriden, CT
July 31, 2011
We heard about the Blackhawk from a tourist booth (they
gave us your flyer). We had the best trip ever 7/27/11 nite trip).
Can't wait to come back and do it again!!!
-Amy L, Kingston, NY
July 28, 2011
Searched on-line (Google) for CT party boats, Black Hawk website was one
of the first found and was very informative. Went on 7/28/11 daytime
trip with my son & daughter, had a great time. Crew very helpful
& attentive. Caught our first-ever bluefish! Definitely want to go
-Neil G, Stratford, CT
July 18, 2011
I took my nephew, could not be happier. Special Thanks to Steve, Matt and Nikki thanks for your help wonderful job!!!
-Michael D, Branford, CT
July 17, 2011
Dear Capt Greg,
I just wanted to send a little Thank You note to you and everyone on your staff for such a great time on both your fireworks trips. We started our vacation with your first Firework trip on Saturday July 9th and finished our vacation with our 6th Wedding Anniversary on your last Firework trip on Saturday July 16th. We started and finished our vacation on the BlackHawk. And Thank You for the little Anniversary announcement at the end of the trip. I will see you soon on a fishing trip aboard the BlackHawk. Thank You again,
Sincerely, Roman and Cheryl D.
October 11, 2010
I was one of the winners of the BlackHawk II fishing trip
for 2. My sister-in law joined me yesterday on my very first fishing
trip. We went fishing for porgies.
What a great time we had. The captain and all the
mates were great. We were the first to arrive before 6 am Sunday morning
for the 7am fishing trip. We met Steve who was GREAT. He
helped with everything and was there to instruct me in the best ways to
handle my fishing pole and land the fish he said I would be catching
throughout the day. Also all the other members of the crew were there to
help and assist. We also met and had a lot of fun exchanging jibes with
the other 50 people on the fishing trip.
We journeyed out to the area around Fisher’s Island and
when we were told to drop out lines I had the first fish of the day within
Although it was a bit cool at the start we warmed up really
fast as the sun beat down on us. By 2pm when the water started to get rough we
headed back into port and arrived back on land by 3pm.
What a fantastic time. Captain Greg knows how to get
to the right spots for everyone to catch fish. We watched other boats
with their customers just standing there waiting for the fish to bite while we
were hauling in fish after fish.
My sister-in-law and I finished the day with 45 porgies
between us. The crew for a modest 50 cents each cleaned and fillet out
fish. What a great deal. Captain Greg said whole porgies go for
about $3.40 at the market. The porgies were about 2-3 pounds each so we
ended up with a good supply of fillets.
Thanks to Captain Greg and the whole crew of the BlackHawk
ll and THANK YOU to WDRC.
-Dave G, via email to WDRC
August 13, 2010
I wanted to write and tell you that my
trip on the Blackhawk was the best ever!! I took my 2 grandsons age 13
and between the three of us we caught 23 fish. The Captain was right on
as to where the fish were. The Mates were the best, they were so
helpful and patient with my grandsons, explaining everything and even
took the time out to give them one on one instruction. A few of the
other passengers were regulars and even they were helping their fellow
passengers (strangers to them) with advice. The trip will be a memory
for the boys and myself for years to come.. We will always go on the
Blackhawk and HIGHLY recommend others to fish with The Blackhawk and
August 12, 2010
recently did some bluefish and striped bass fishing with the BlackHawk
II on the 4-10 trip last month. I caught my limit on stripers and got
four blues. Mates are the best, and the captain is the best on the
water. I highly recommend this boat to others. The mates go out of
their way to teach you the littlle things o...f
how to use the reel all the way up to how to catch that trophy bass
that everyone has been waiting for, and the captain definitely knows
what he's talking about. It all starts at the dock with the instruction
on how to use the rod and reel and how to fish the bucktail or bait
that they are using. If you listen to Capt.Greg and do what he says you
will hook up with fish once you get out onto the water. If you dont
listen then you will waste time on buying new rigs instead of fishing
because you thought you could drag bottom. All it takes is to listen to
him and you'll be fine. Look forward to coming on another trip next
-Adam G, via Facebook
August 11, 2010
To Captain Greg and his entire crew,
AWESOME is the only word the would describe my Grandson's
and my visit to Conn. and the BlackHawk. What started out as a fishing outing
with Grandma ended up to be my Grandson's "Dream Come True".Captain Greg made my 12 year old Grandson an honorary
crew member on the night bass trip. Outfitting him with all the necessary
gear.He has dreamed of this since he could hold a fishing
pole.Thank you for making my Grandsons dream come true. He has charged his
career goal since this experience. He is "Hooked"Captain Greg and his entire crew are true professionals
assisting patrons with unlimited patience. BlackHawks motto "Come as customers leave as friends"
could not be more true. Thank you.
See you real soon.
Cheree L. and Josh K.
Rock Hill, New York
August 10, 2010
I loved my trip today it was awesome the crew is fantastic, hats off to Jordan for keeping us going my daughters first time and first fish!
-Glenn O, Stonington, CT
We always have such a great time, the crew is fun and helpful and we leave stating we can't wait for the next trip. Good job everyone !!
-Audrey U, Lyme, CT
Hello I would like to thank you for your welcome, help, assistance thursday past.We have a great afternoon with my son steven just before leaving connecticut. We came back in France, closest from Nice. A particular thought for Mike "The Best fisherman" I ever met.
Loic and Steven P.
Villeneuve Loubet, FRANCE
August 9, 2010
Dear Capt Dubrule and Crew,
My fiance Eric and I fished on the BlackHawk this morning. Eric had never fished on a charter before and was convinced he was going to hate it because he wasn't a "saltwater fishing kinda guy." My only experience was years ago on a private charter. The trip this morning was monumental for both of us! We enjoyed a beautiful, relaxing, exciting day on the boat and met so many amazing people in addition to you and your crew. Jim, Steve, and Jared were SO helpful! Your sense of humor makes the trip even better. Needless to say, Eric is hooked (ha ha, no pun intended) and we will absolutely be back as often as we can! We have nothing but great things to say and are sending all our friends and family your way! Thank you again for one day of memories that will truely last a lifetime for us!
Dear BlackHawk Crew,
Early this morning I had the oppourtunity to experience my first charter boat fishing trip. I was not optimistic at first, but my soon to be wife insisted that I would love it, so I gave it a shot. Sure enough, I LOVED it! Fishing for Blues was like nothing I've fished before! I was always a freshwater fisherman, but not anymore! The crew was helpful and able to answer all my first timer questions perfectly! This was honestly one of the best times I've had in years! I have already started telling all my friends about you guys! This was a better day then I could have asked for, and I have the BlackHawk Crew to thank! I will definately be seeing you again soon!
August 8, 2010
We fished with the Blackhawk II on 8-6-2010. My son caught a nice 35
inch Striper. The whole boat caught over 300 Blues. WOW what a trip!!!
We will be back for another trip. Thanks for a fun time!!
-William G, Vernon, CT
August 5, 2010
This past trip was under new ownership and was far the best trip I've
ever had. The captain and mates made it very exiting and pleasurable!
One of the mates Jim, was extremely helpful giving advice. My nephew
and I actually caught the most fish ever 30 total!
-Thomas H, Salem, CT
August 2, 2010
Dear Captain Dubrule,
Many thanks for a great trip Sunday morning. My family fished well, thanks
to you and your crew; played well; and ultimately, ATE WELL that evening! You have managed to create a memorable event for my cousin, Tiffany, from Taiwan. Please see attached photo. Perhaps, time permitting, we can squeeze in another trip!
July 31, 2010
Been on the boat twice so far, everyone on the boat caught fish! The
Captain knows where to go and is very aggressive in catching stripers
and blues. The mates have been great, very helpful to those who need it
and those who don't.
-Mike S, West Springfield, MA
I went on the Thursday after work special. my dad dropped me off and
said good luck. I didnt need it with the help of the crew some new
friends and a thanks to the captain and Rich. Fishing was unbelievable
we ended up getting away from the bluefish to try and find some
stripers. Well it worked i caught two keepers at 30 inches each. We
could not stop the bluefish from litterally jumping into the boat. As
they would say it was suicidal!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 29, 2010
Thank you Captain for showing my daughter the boat and letting her
drive it. She had a blast and won't stop talking about it. We never
caught so many fish on an ocean boat.THANKS AGAIN SHE SAYS UR GREAT!!!!
-Michael S, East Hampton, CT
Capt'n Greg is the smartest fisherman in New England!
Trust in him and you will no longer just be fishing...you'll be
catching and having an awesome time.
-John P, Wolcott, CT
July 27, 2010
Hi guys and ladys, went out on the sun captains special trip july 25th with
2 buddys, i have fished for over 40 years in salt water, i learned some new
things, great trip full moon we caught 3 stripers and a big blue fish between
the 3 of us, my buddy got his first striper ever, nice fish maybe 30
lbs, great crew, and a excelent captain he knows his stuff, never stopped
fishing, just wish the drifts were longer, but i understand how that works, will
be back again in oct hopefully, thanks again great trip
Jim S, Belchertown
July 26, 2010
THIS IS JUST A THANK YOU NOTE TO THE BEST OF THE BEST EVER.
TIM & NAIMA HERE. WE WERE GUESTS ON THE BLACKHAWK ON JULY 17,2010.
IS A FISHERMAN; ME - NOT. ALTHOUGH WE DIDN'T CATCH ANY FISH, WE HAD A
BEAUTIFUL TIME. THE OTHER GUESTS WERE VERY NICE & FRIENDLY. THE
CREW, ESPECIALLY MY GUARDIAN ANGEL, " JASON," MADE THE DAY. IF YOU WANT
TO EVER GO FISHING OR JUST HAVE A FABULOUS BOAT RIDE, (SMILE)- JOIN THE
CAPTAIN & CREW OF " THE BLACKHAWK." GUARNTEED, YOU'LL WANT TO JOIN
THEM AGAIN. I DO & WILL!!!
July 19, 2010
I've fished several of the area party boats, and Capt. Greg, Steve, and
the Blackhawk are the best by far! I've recommended the Blackhawk to
-Brian K, Meriden, CT
A note we got in the mail after our FREE fireworks cruise on July 17
June 7, 2010
Captain Greg, and the Crew of the Blackhawk-
had 2 families of 8 people (4 kids) fish with you folks on 6/5/10. To say we
enjoyed ourselves is a gross understatement.
Capt. Greg, Steve, Wayne, Jim, Jayson, Ben, and Tracy are some of the nicest
people I’ve ever met in my life. I’ve been fishing for 45 out of my
49 years (on and off), and never felt so at home on a boat as I did while on
the Blackhawk II. Every request was met with courtesy and enthusiasm. Every
effort was made to make sure our needs were met and that our kids caught fish
and had fun. Whatever business formula and/or philosophy you’re
following, keep doing it, because it’s working. You people made us all
feel like we were your friends.
only will we be back, but I’ll be recommending the Blackhawk II to all
the people I know (at least the ones I like!). My kids haven’t stopped
talking about it since.
to think I was just going to cut the grass that day….God bless spontaneity!
you all so much, and see y’all soon!
October 5, 2009
Rob K from staten island here. fished with you guys last thurs. ngt. fast paced fishing, fast paced current fast paste fishing boats. greg was out of his mind, but i guess thats normal for him LOL. this was my first time fishing with yuo guys as i live on the other side . dispite gregs aggressiveness, i did so appreciate his constant input as we fished. never have i seen a capt become more anxious for his fares to catch fish, even to the point of frustration when we didnt pay attention. i have fished many boats most good capts, but capt. greg you my freind are in a class of your own. will try to make it up there again this season.
-Rob K. from staten island
October 4, 2009
Been sailing one or two trips per year for the past 7or 8 years. I've seen a huge improvement since ownership changed hands. I fish on at least 50 party boat trips per year and I always look forward to fishing on your vessel.
-Chris T, Hauppauge, NY
September 21, 2009
Fishing Saturday September 19, 2009
I took my 9 year old grandson for his first ocean fishing experience on the Blackhawk and it was everything we could have hoped for and then some. The crew was awesome, cheering him on when he was doing battle with a monster blue fish and even assisting with bating the hook now and then to let me get some time in on the action. These guys were some of the best mates I have seen in all my years, it was as if they had roller skates on with all the action happening from tip to tail. The captain really knew his stuff to, we were on the fish all day.
What a great day for my grandson and a memory for his grandpa to.
My hats off to the crew of the Blackhawk.
Without a doubt the Blackhawk has got to be the best fishing boat around. We can’t wait to do it again and so should YOU!
Bruce T. & Tyler A.
September 6, 2009
I have had the most fun on this boat, and I have done many private charters. The mates were outstanding and the fishing was top notch. After I had gone out on the black hawk I told myself why in the world would I ever want to spend so much money on a small charter when really you get the same experience on the black hawk.thanks
-David L, Litchfield, CT
I've been going on the Blackhawk II for the last 20 years, which sounds crazy to say since I'm 29! I will say that I am impressed with the new ownership. I went a few years back and you can tell the difference with the new captain and staff, their excitement about the sport of fishing is fantastic. Recently went on a night bass trip which we won the pool for, which was great. You'll see me again very soon.
-Brendan M, East Hampton, CT
September 5, 2009
You guys have a great boat and crew, I hope I get a chance to get out with you again soon.
-Kevin Q, New York, NY
i moved from n y to niantic i fished from sheepshead bay to montauk on charters and never found a captain and crew that want you and help you to catch fish like the blackhawke crew thank you
-Joseph P, Niantic, CT
This is the only boat that I love to go on for fishing. The staff is helpful and the boat is always well stocked for the trip.
-Bob A, Somers, CT
I have been on many Trips aboard the Blackhawk and have always had a great time . Looking forward to my next trip.
-Mark N, Willimantic, CT
Great boat, great crew, great fishing, great times.
-Ryan B, Niantic, CT
September 4, 2009
Fishing on the blackhawk is an overall enjoyable experience.
-Howard S, South Windsor, CT
Enjoyed every trip I took!!!!!
-John S, Hartford, CT
September 3, 2009
really enjoy fishing on the Black Hawk... a couple time "pool" winner with some big stripers!!!! the crew is great, helpful, and fun to 'hang' with....
-Michael M, Guilford, CT
I HAD SOME NICE EXPERIENCES ON THE BLACK HAWK 11, YOUR STAFF IS VERY HELPFUL. I ENJOYED THE RIDE.
-Randolph B, East Haven, CT
August 25, 2009
Since Capt Greg took over the boat, its always a pleasure to go fishing..I have been fishing on the Black Hawk for over 15 yrs..The improvements to the boat are fantastic... I also like the time change 9 to 3.. Keep up the great work See U Soon ps..I also enjoy your updated emails, it nice to be kept informed
-Carmen M, Durham, CT
Been aboard for two company/customer fishing trips and had a great time!!
-Christopher L, Ashford, CT
the blackhawk is a great boat. The mates are great and we catch tons of fish every time. We always have a blast. I am looking forward for the porgy and blackfish season.
-Joseph S, Ellington, CT
Thanks for a great experience every time we go out fishing!!! It is always a successful day when you are on the Black Hawk!!
-David K, Easton, CT
August 24, 2009
To the Captain and crew of the Black Hawk II
I just got back from the 1:00 pm trip Sunday 8/23 and it was the best time I had all summer. I went with my daughters and we all had so much fun. We all caught fish too. The Captain really knows his business. Every time I go out on his boat he knows where to find them and how to catch them.
Wayne was the mate that worked with us and helped us bait our hooks. He instructed us so well that together we all caught 8 fish. Not bad for novices. He was friendly and very knowlegeable too.
We have gone many times before and for us the only Boat out there is the Black Hawk II. You guys are great. Thanks for a wonderfull day with my daughters.
-Barry W, New London, CT
August 23, 2009
Heather and the Blackhawk crew; Its hard to believe a week has gone by since we were on the boat! The boys talk about the trip all the time. Thank you all for making it a great experience for all of us!! Your boat mates do a great job to make the fishing trip all it can be, as we are talking about next year already. Hope the weather was better than what the forecast was calling for this weekend. Thank you all again for the great fishing trip and we will be chatting you next year when we pick out a date. The Murphy Boys from Buffalo!!!
Feedback from our "Make-A-Wish" Trip
Thank you so much for supporting Make-a-Wish. My son and I had a great time during the fishing trip. It was a perfect night and is something that we will always remember. Kudos to the great crew you have on board the Black Hawk! Many thanks again for making this event possible for us.
Michele and Kevin A.
Thank you sooooooooooo much my son Alex and his dad Alan had a phenomenal time.
Alan said you were a great guy and he likes your boat better than any other he has been on out of CT...Having the Make a wish kids was a wonderful and very kind gesture....
August 15, 2009
BEEN ON YOUR BOAT SEVERAL TIMES AND EVEN WHEN THE FISHING WAS VERY SLOW, STILL HAD A GREAT TIME,IT'S NOT ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF FISH YOU CATCH ,,IT'S ABOUT THE FUN YOU HAD TRYING TO CATCH THE FISH
-John K, Springfield, MA
HAD A WONDERFUL TIME BEEN COMING ON THE BLACKHAWK FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW THE CREW DOES A WONDERFUL JOB BEEN ON OTHER PARTY BOATS BLACKHAWK RATES #1 ON MY LIST
-Robert S, Hanovertownship, PA
Nice Family run Business. Not as commercial as the ---.
-Richard P, Wethersfield, CT
August 14, 2009
My wife and I went out with you this morning and had a fantastic day. We caught 11 fish combined and couldn't be more pleased. The crew was great. We had fished before with a couple of other companies and yours was by far the best. Thank you and we will be back.
-Bryan A, Newington, CT
My husband and I went on your trip today and had a great time! We heard about you from doing an internet search. We wanted to do some deep sea fishing and from everything we saw from your website, you were the best option. We were not disappointed and will be back with friends! For a petite female, I was surprised I was able to catch 7 fish! We will be back! Keep up the good work!
-Rei A, Newington, CT
We had great time on our last trip!(8/11/09) THANK YOU.
-Fred G, Windsor Locks, CT
August 12, 2009
Had a blast!!!!!!!!!!!! Noah loved driving the boat! He will never forget his first experience on a charter boat! Thank you.
-Heather R, Old Lyme, CT
August 9, 2009
I love the black hawk and don't want to miss anything
-David G, Newington, CT
August 8, 2009
I was booked on the night bass trip for monday july twenty first. This day was when the bridge was out of commission. Captn Greg Dubrule called me and left me a very concerning message on my blackberry telling me that the bridge was down and that we were going to be sailing the next night at ten thirty. Never in my life have i had a captan care this much about his customers.
When i boarded the boat, Captn Greg instructed everyone on the boat how to use the tackle. All of the mates were extreamly nice. They helped me out with every tangle and even put the slimy eels on my hooks.
Later on the fishing trip i caught and landed a fifty pound striped bass on a live eel and had many other bass and maybe blue bites. My bass was the biggest one on the boat untill tim, a regular on the Black Hawk landed an even bigger bass to win the pool. The captn kept repeating that on the night bass trips its not luck, its skill. Well on the black hawk II they give you skill.
I am part of a fishing club and the next morning we were on the ---, the black hawks rival boat. the black hawk out fished the--- by soo much. On the --- we landed five little almost snapper bluefish out of 40 people on the boat. On the black hawk II i think everyone caught a keeper striped bass except my brother ben and the mates. No one can out fish the black hawk II
August 6, 2009
Everytime we go out on a fishing trip we always use the blackhawk.
-Rich H, Berlin, CT
August 4, 2009
Bass caught on private night charter thanks 2 capt gregg he's intense he's the man I got this one "feathering the bottom" as gregg taught us that night
August 2, 2009
I had my hunnymoon there and absolutly luved fishing with the black hawk
-Jamie D, Rushville, PA
July 30, 2009:
Hello,I just wanted to compliment you the recent fishing trip that my son and I went on. The crew was outstanding, helpful and very patient indeed. We had a rowdy bunch around us but the crew quickly subduedthem. They made our fishing experience an excellent time, Caisse, Dennis, and Ryan were reallyFriendly and I wouldn’t and I wouldn’t want to leave out Capt. Greg! Capt. Greg took the extra time to explain some of the better techniques to catching Stripers and Bluefish, even to the extent of coming down from inside his control cabin to grab a pole and show us how! He even allowed us to go up inside his control area to view and explain the instruments. I would highly recommend any one considering going on a charter to use the BlackHawk II You will not be disappointed, in fact my friends and I are going to make this a yearly ritual!
Todd L, Griswold, Ct.
I went recently with my father and brother-in-law. We had a great time. The crew was helpful and nice. I won the pool. I will be back. Fish on!
-Ken K, Southington, CT
July 29, 2009:
this is the BEST charter fishing boat we have been on and i look forward to going out again.
-Tony D, Enfield, CT
July 28, 2009:
My first trip out was on 7/26/09. I had a blast.....Wayne was wonderful with me, patient and very helpful. The rest of the crew as I saw it were all the same with whomever they were working with. Very impressed with the kindness everyone showed with us as patrons and with each other as co-workers. I will be back on the 8/3 with two of my nieces. A great way to spend quality time with them.
-Shirley G, East Windsor, CT
July 14, 2009:
i have been going for many years on this boat, and have to say with this new ownership you guys have done a great job providing a great experience thank you.
-Mike G., Wynantskill, NY
Love fishing with the Black Hawk! I go every year.
-Matt B, Tolland, CT
July 13, 2009:
Was on you boat last week and had a blast
-Robert L., Manchester, CT
July 10, 2009:
The fishing trip on July 9th was the best one I've ever had! Thanks Black Hawk crew!!!
-Mike S, Bristol, CT
July 9, 2009:
please tell the captain thanks to him and the crew i caught not just my first keeper ever but i caught three bass that night thank you
-Manasas S, East Hampton, CT
June 20, 2009:
We had an absolutely wonderful time on our fishing trip. The entire crew including the captain, made our trip a memorable one. You guys far exceeded my expectations and bent over backwards to show my son Owen a great time. From showing him a shark, to letting him steer the boat, to feeding the seagulls the scraps, to just overall being great host, you guys were great. We will definitely be joining you soon for another fishing trip. Again thanks for everything.
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 8:16 AM
To:Dave Anderson (fisherman magazine)
Subject: Fishing Trip Aboard the Blackhawk
Dear Fisherman magazine,
I would like to relate my experience fishing aboard the Blackhawk party boat on June 12 out of Niantic, CT. Before leaving the dock, I was rigging up my rods with a diamomd jig on one and a bucktail on the other when Capt. Greg Dubele came along for an inspection. He looked at my bucktail and suggested that I replace my plastic headed one with a metal headed. I went to my tackle box and pulled one out. He looked at it and said the hair tail was too long , then went into the cabin and personally cut it to the proper length.
Once out on rthe water, I tried my diamond jig with no luck on the first two drifts and then switched over to the modified bucktail on the third. I was promptly rewarded with a nice keeper bass. Sticking mostly with the bucktail for the rest of the day, I landed four bass and a blue, and lost maybe the biggest bass of the day at the surface before we could net him.
What makes this story a little different was that, at the end of the trip, I found that my modified bucktail had outfished the whole rest of the boat by three keeper bass to two. Plus my largest bass was the pool winner. In my five decades of party boat fishing, I had never received such personal attention and good advice from a boat captain. I went to thank Captain Dubele for his efforts and reccomend his boat to anyone who wants to enjoy a great day out fishing.
"We had a blast and will definitely be back soon. Can’t wait" - Ed, New Haven, CT
"I HAD A GREAT TIME FISHING AND HOPE TO GO AGAIN SOON. THANKS AGAIN." -VANESSA, Springfield, MA
"my son and I went on a night bass trip a few weeks ago, great trip everyone caught and the mates and service was the best we've seen on any boat. Great job folks,can't wait to go again." Michael K. East Hartford, CT
"Thanks, we all had a great fishing trip last night."- Allan B, Hartford, CT
To all Blackhawk members,
I was on you Saturday afternoon trip with the --- Club. I had a great day, I believe we all did. I think your mates went above and beyond. I look forward to doing this again, keep up the fantastic work! Kind regards, Ken C.
"I also just wanted to extend a Thank you to the crew they were all great. I have never fished before and they were super helpful and nice about it. They have made me into somebody who would go fishing again whenever I had the chance. Thanks again and hope to see everyone soon." - Riene C, New York
I was just about to send you a note thanking you and the crew. They were fantastic all the way around! The customers spoke very highly of them and they made the trip that much better, your dad is quite the character. Thank you again for your professionalism. The trip was a resounding success for our staff and customers, between the weather, excellent fishing and great crew, it couldn’t get much better. Some of the customers spoke about getting on your boat just to get out for another good time, you did a great job introducing them to party boat fishing.
Just wanted to say thanks again and wanted to let you know that my buddy Brian and I had a fabulous time yesterday. Not only did we fill our bags with blues, but with that large crowd, the mates made our day by handling things in an extremely professional manner. We look foward to sailing with you again in the future.