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2012 Fishing Reports
September 16, 2012
Heather reports from the Black Hawk office- porgies, porgies, and more porgies. Nice, jumbo hubcaps all week long, with a good mix of nice seabass too. Patrons are going away with full bags and a lot of smiles. We expect this trend to continue for the remainder of the 40 fish bonus season. On a special note, check our our videos on our website of our scuba diving on the porgy grounds. We've been experimenting with different cameras and techniques, and we've got some never before seen footage of what the bottom looks like in the Race Rock and Race area. If you've ever lost lead on the bottom, you can now get a little example of why. The first videos are up, more footage to come in the near future. Anybody that fishes in the area should check it out.
We're still bluefishing on Sundays and Mondays, and again on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Bluefishing has been nothing short of fabulous. Again, diamond jigging has been the key to success.
We had two very special trips this week that showed great fishing and community spirit. On Tuesday, September 11, we were honored to once again take out a group of Vietnam Veterans from the Rocky Hill Veteran's Home. Thanks to the Northeast Salt Water Fishing Club for organizing the trip, the Peter Pan bus company for donating the bus to get everyone down here, and Mr. Trophy of Hartford for donating the t-shirts and trophies for the award winners- biggest fish, most fish, best patriotic dressed, and more. Thanks to the Veterans for bringing 4 boxes of donated canned goods for the local food bank as well. Everyone caught their fill of fish, and had a blast. The entire Black Hawk crew was honored to be part of such a special trip. On Saturday evening, we had another trip, also sponsored by the NESWFC, , this time for Active Duty service members and some of their children. Again, everyone caught loads of fish and had a great time. Thanks to the Northeast Saltwater Fishing Club for putting together two great evenings for those who do so much for us and our country.
We're looking forward to our night bass trips, with one this week and the remainder of the September trips coming up next week. Check our website for updates and a full schedule for our fall fishing. See you at the boat.
September 9, 2012
Capt. Greg reports that bluefishing can't get any better. Diamond jigging is the way to go and just can't get any better. On our 4-9 After Work Special trips, we've had a little shot of bass around sundown. Those that knew what they were doing are catching their limit. Nothing big, but fish up to 24 pounds. We're looking forward to decent night fishing on our September night trips. Check the website for available dates- they're filling fast!
Porgy fishing been decent with a small mix of seabass. We are getting hammered with 6 to 8 inch little seabass, there seems to be thousands of them this year. This is a good thing, but they're also a pain in the neck! Those guys that are good are catching their limit on the porgies.
Our sincere appreciation to customer Jim Elwell from Delhi, NY, a veterinarian who helped us out with a special project this week- Thanks, Jim! Heather wants to remind everyone that we're still collecting animal supplies, socks, and art supplies for our Black Hawk and the Community program this month. Keep the donations coming, we really appreciate all of them- and so do the local community groups!
As usual, check our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for our updated schedule and information. We look forward to seeing you soon for some great fall fishing!
September 2, 2012
Capt. Greg reports that once again, it just can't get any better diamond jigging on the bluefish. Customers are getting as many as bluefish as they want, releasing dozens more, and donating hundreds of pounds to the United Way. Just like last week, every day this week we've been splitting the bluefish trips, spending some time porgy fishing. The porgy fishing during the week has been more than adequate. The hour or two we've spent splitting the trip has shown most people getting a nice bag full of fillets to take home. Saturday's opening day of the 40 fish bonus bonus porgy season showed some of the hot shots catching their 40 fish, but most of the holiday weekend crowd catching about half as many. Don't forget our schedule is now Tuesday-Saturday, one trip for porgies, leaving at 7am. We'll continue to go for bass & blues on Sunday and Monday, leaving at 8am.
All of our night trips during the week showed sensational "end of the summer" fishing. Eighteen people per trip, and we averaged over 60 striped bass a trip, with the hotshots catching their limit and easily releasing 6-8 fish apiece. As always, there was one tor two who struggled to catch one, but that's where the talent comes in. We're looking forward to some great night fishing in September. Our After Work Special trips are still going strong as well, with loads of bluefish and some nice bass in the mix as well. These trips only go for a few more weeks, so make your reservation now!
Heather wants to thank everyone who helped us with our school supply drive- we collected loads of notebooks, pencils, markers, binders, and more, making a successful start of the school year for some kids who really need it. In September, we'll be collecting art supplies for Hospice's Art Therapy program, as well as cat/dog supplies and again, socks for the homeless shelter. Thanks for helping us help our local community through our Black Hawk and the Community program. As usual, check out our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for an updated September calendar, including our newest night bass trips.
August 27, 2012
Capt. Greg and Capt. Eric report absolutely the best week of diamond jigging on the bluefish that we can have. Customers are catching literally as many as they want, with some customers releasing dozens. A good mixture of striped bass, especially on the 4-10 afternoon trips. Porgy fishing gives every indication that it's going to be a fabulous tall. Because of the excellent bluefishing, every day this week we've been splitting the bluefish trips, spending an hour or two porgy fishing. The porgy fishing has been terrific. On Thursday, Capt. Eric that with the 53 customers on board, they had over 1,000 keeper porgies, with fish up to 3 pounds. They also caught a good number of seabass up to 5 pounds.
Donations to the United Way are running high- thanks for your support! Don't forget, we only have one more week to go with out school supply collection- we've got loads of stuff so far, help us get a bit more! Bring some school supplies on your trip to help us fill 50 backpacks!
We will be running an afternoon sundown porgy trip sometime soon- check out our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for details once they're posted. An updated September calendar has also been posted, with new night trips available. We're looking forward to an excellent fall fishing season! Now's the time to be thinking about filling the freezer for the winter- we'll see you soon!
August 19, 2012
Heather from the Black Hawk reports another week of excellent fishing. The bass & blues were coopering so much that we were spending an hour or two on our weekday trips doing some porgy fishing. The fishing has been fantastic, with everyone going home with a nice bucket of jumbo porgies. It's a great opportunity to take people that don't usually don't get a chance to fish for this species to get a couple of hours in and to bring home a nice bagful of delicious porgy filets. All of our customers thoroughly enjoyed these combination trips. With the fishing this good so early in the season, we're really looking forward to some great fishing when we start the bonus season on September 1. Don't forget, we'll fish for porgies on September 1 from 7am to 2pm, then have two trips for bass & blues on both Sunday, September 2 and Labor Day Monday, September 3. Check our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for our kids Labor Day special. After September 3, our schedule will be Tuesday-Saturday, 1 trip for porgies at 7am, Sundays and Mondays 1 trip for bass & blues at 8am. The After Work Special trips will continue in September as well.
There's been loads of bluefish on all our trips, and a good combination of striped bass too, especially on our After Work Special trips. Speaking of those....We've been telling everybody about our tagged fish- we've tagged striped bass, fluke, seabass and more. We finally got a winner for the first fish caught- and lo and behold, it was on our boat on the Thursday 4-10 trip. Congratulations to Giuseppe Argento of Waterford, who caught a tagged bass and is the winner of the $1,000 shopping spree at J&B Tackle, courtesy of the Black Hawk & J&B. We found out later, after sharing the news of the catch on the radio, that at least two other tagged fish were caught on CT Charterboats earlier in the season, but that the tags weren't turned in. Unfortunately, this means that whoever caught these earlier fish missed out on the $1,000 shopping spree! Remember, each one of these bright yellow tags is worth something, so if you catch one, let us know so you can claim your prize!
Night bass trips will be posted soon on our website, and we're looking forward to some great night trips in September, along with some great fall fishing. See you at the boat!
August 12, 2012
Capt. Eric from the Black Hawk reports from that just when you think it can't get any better, bingo! It gets better. Bluefishing is at its summertime best. Customers are wearing themselves out on both tides. Diamond jigging is the predominant way, but we are three-waying with bucktails at sundown. Nothing spectacular with the bass like the last few months have shown us, but still a few on each trip. A few porgies and seabass, and an occasional fluke, are still being caught as an incidental catch, all pointing towards an excellent fishing when we start porgy and seabass on September 1. One of the Blackhawk mascots, the loveable chocolate lab Otto, is really appreciative of all the Milk-Bones people have been bringing. He says to keep them coming!
Our after work special trips were great last week, despite the threatening forecast. These trips continue to be very popular and will go through mid-September, so don't miss your chance to get on board. Loads of blues and more bass than the day trips.
Heather from the office reports that new night bass trips will be posted on our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) soon, as well as more kids trips and specialty trips. Don't forget, our schedule changes September 1, so be sure to check the website for details. Thanks for all the school supplies- keep 'em coming, we have a few more weeks to fill 50 backpacks!
August 5, 2012
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk says that simply put, it was an excellent week of fishing. Diamond jigging for the bluefish is just as good as it gets for the summer. We've been fishing in the Race on the ebb tide and even though it's the heat for the summer with the August slump on the bass, the bluefishing has been very good with a scattering of bass mixed in. Fishing on the flood in Pigeon Rip, we saw some of the best diamond jigging we've seen all year. Customers wore themselves out, keeping what they wanted up to the limit then releasing so many more. A few bass were caught during these bluefish blitzes also. We're getting lots of donations of fish fillets for the United Way- we're trying to beat our donation record of last year. The United Way says they can always use the fish, and we're happy to help!
Our After Work Special trips from 4-10 have also been excellent, and when we get the right tide in the Race there's good bass fishing to be had.
We're still seeing a few nice seabass caught while we're diamond jigging, and a couple of the sharpies are using squid and seaclams during the slack tide and catching some porgies and seabass too.
Heather from the office reminds everyone that we're still collecting school supplies through the end of August for our Black Hawk and the Community program. Thanks for all your support so far- we already have lots of stuff! Keep it coming!
July 29, 2012
Capt Greg from the Black Hawk reports another week of consistent fishing with good catches of bluefish and striped bass. Once again, diamond jigging and three waying with bucktails is the way to go. For some reason, the Race is not as consistent as it should be this time of the year, with the majority of really good fishing on the ebb tide. Why this trend is happening is kind of a mystery, as there's certainly plenty of fish and plenty of bait around. We fished on a lot of secondary areas when the Race wasn't at its best, and found the fishing to be very good. Thursday afternoon's 4-10 trip, despite the horrific forecast with thunderstorms, squalls and high winds, showed excellent fishing on both striped bass and bluefish. It seems the weather media likes to play it up whenever they can. We did come in a little early that evening, and we were 5 minutes from the dock when the heavy rain and wind hit.
Both trips on Friday, the 8am trip and the 4pm trip, had about as good of bluefishing as you could possibly have. All these trips are seeing a handful of seabass being caught on the diamond jigs. From all reports, scup fishing seems to be pretty good. Just like last year, during the month of August when we're able to we'll be doing some scup fishing on our bluefish and bass trips, when the customers want to. We'll be scouting out areas in preparation for the bonus scup season which starts on September 1.
Heather from the office reminds everyone that we'll be collecting school supplies for local children during the month of August. Don't forget to pick up something on your trip to the store, then bring it to the dock to save money on your trip and help the local community. Last year we filled 50 backpacks for local kids, help us beat that record this year!
As always, check our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for schedule updates, reports, videos, photos, and more. See you at the boat!
July 22, 2012
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that the tides have finally picked up with the coming of the full moon, and with them the catching, especially on the flood time, has increased. Good catches of both bass and blues have dominated the week. Our 4-10 charter with John from the Tackle Box in New Haven produced excellent fishing, with all the bluefish anyone wanted and a good mix of bass, up to 22 pounds. John was kind enough to put in a Diawa combo for the first fish caught, and the first bass caught. Thanks, John! By the way, the trip was so succesful he's already planning his next two!
Our night trips this week had good amounts of bass on all trips, with the largest being a 58 1/2 pounder caught by the Bridgeport Fire Department on their charter with us.
We've also had some fluke caught this week, the largest being 8 pounds. We even had some scup and seabass caught on diamond jigs. This is an indication of things to come in the fall. The scrup are large and in better numbers than this time last year, which was showed a fantastic scup season. We're looking forward to it!
Heather from the office would like to thank everyone for their fantastic toy donations for the Niantic Fireworks. We collected more than 70 toys to be distrubuted to area children during the Christmas season. Thanks for your help!
Don't forget, check our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for a full schedule- schedules for August and September have been posted. See you at the boat!
July 15, 2012
Capt. Greg reports good fishing on the ebb tide in the Race. Good catches of both bluefish and striped bass. The flood tide, over the last 2-3 days, has been a disappointment. Coupled with the slow running tides, the flood has shown excellent fishing, but a tough pick on the catching. We're hoping this is a temporary issue, and when the tides pick up everything will be back to normal again.
Our night striped bass charter on Saturday night showed fish to 28 pounds, with a few bluefish mixed in.
We'll be posting some new night trips and an additional kids trip date soon- stay tuned to our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for details and a full schedule.
Heather from the Black Hawk office reports steady catches of both bluefish and bass all this week. We did have to jump around a little bit over the weekend and fish in secondary spots due to heavy boat traffic and a little change in the feeding sequence. The ebb tide in the Race has definitely proved to be the predominant tide. More fish, more bass than the flood. Again, diamond jigging and bucktailing are the best. We did spend some time at Pigeon Rip and Plum Gut as well.
The night bass trips started strong, with excellent fishing on both Sunday and Monday nights. We had fish up to 50 pounds, with the good fisherman having more than enough action. Tuesday and Wednesday nights were a little bit slower, with ultra strong tides, making for fast drifts. Of course, the lightening probably didn't help either. As always, the pools for the largest fish were up in the $250-350 range.
Our 4-10 trips on both Thursday and Friday were excellent, with all the action you could handle and quite a mixture of striped bass. These trips are filling up very quickly, as they are limited to 30 people, so be sure to call for reservations.
We are very excited for our Take a Kid Fishing Night, coming up on Monday, July 9. We're looking forward to introducing a lot of children to their first bite. Stay tuned for reports about the trip and another one in the future.
We thank everyone who participated in our diaper drive for the New London fireworks. We collected more than 50 packages of diapers to be distributed the Riverfront Children's Center. Thanks for all of your support as we help our local community!
July 1, 2012
Capt. Greg reports that Monday's 4-10 charter with Ray and his employees from Ray's Pizza in Niantic was great- even though we had some first timers, everyone caught their fill of bluefish, with a strong mix of striped bass up to 25 pounds.
The day trips during the week were successful, with loads of blues and some bass mixed in too. The weekend was great weather and the bluefish were certainly cooperative.
Last Wednesday's night trip was simply phenomenal fishing. Everyone had their fill of big bass. Eels and bucktails were the way to go.
We're looking forward to our full moon night trips this weekend- look for the fishing report next week. The 4-10 trips continue to be successful as well; as of this report there are a few openings left for both Thursday and Friday, but these trips do fill up, so call the office soon to get on board. (860-448-3662)
Heather reports that as part of our Black Hawk and the Community program for July, we're collecting toys as part of our Christmas in July program, as well as dog/cat food and treats. As usual, we'll always accept canned food, small toiletries, and Boxtops for Education. Visit our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for a complete July schedule as well as our upcoming specialty trips.
June 24, 2012
Capt. Eric reports that Monday night's charter with Mike and his employees from the No Name Tortilla Grill in Berlin was fantastic. Everyone caught their fill of bluefish, with a mix of striped bass. Tuesday's Ladies Night Out proved to be a great night out for the girls! The boat was only open to the ladies, and we had a fantastic night! We had a lot of women who had never fished before, but the weather was perfect, the sunset was beautiful, and the girls had a ball, catching their fill of bluefish with a good amount of bass.
Overall, the fishing scene has changed a little bit as more and more bluefish filter into the area. Our day trips during the week had the majority of bluefish, with a scattering of bass. Sometimes we catch a handful, sometimes 15 or 20, depending on the tide. The weekend was great weather with crowded conditions, but the bluefish were certainly cooperative. Saturday afternoon was a little bit more difficult with a strong ebb tide, and winds that made you work to keep the jig on the bottom. Diamond jigging is still working the best on the party boats, although some of our weekly regulars were doing well three-waying with bucktails.
Heather from the Black Hawk office would like to congratulate all those students who participated in our "Fishing for Grades" portion of the Black Hawk and the Community program. It was great to have you on board with us! Our full July schedule is posted online, including our July night bass trips, our upcoming Take a Kid Fishing trip, and our fireworks cruises. Check the website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for more information.
June 17, 2012
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports another week of excellent fishing. Our night bass trips for the week were all spectacular, with the exception of Tuesday night. Although we still caught, southeast gales and sloppy conditions prevented us from fishing where we wanted to. We started our day trips on Thursday last week, and the fishing was fantastic both Thursday and Friday. All the blues you could want, with a nice mixture of bass as well. The After Work Special trips were again very successful, with all the bluefish you could handle and a good mix of bass as well. The holiday weekend was a bit harder with bright sunshine and loads of boats out fishing, but we still did well with a good mix on all trips.
On Saturday afternoon, Capt. Greg tagged and released "Freckles", a 9.5 pound fluke (named by a child on the boat). He was tagged with a Black Hawk florescent yellow tag and released back into the Niantic River. We're still waiting for our first tag of the season to be returned- it's worth a $1,000 shopping spree at J&B Tackle. Keep an eye out for the bright yellow tags, and remember you don't need the fish, just the tag. Good luck finding Freckles! He'll be the most worthwhile fluke you'll ever catch!
We're looking forward to our Ladies Night Out special fishing trip on Tuesday evening. We've also just announced our July full moon night bass trips, so call the office soon to sign up for those. Check our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for a full July schedule, including night trips and our July fireworks cruises.
June 10, 2012
Capt. Greg reports that this was probably the best week of fishing- if not the best, then certainly one of the top 3- of the 2012 season. The night bass fishing on Sunday-Wednesday was superb with fish to just shy of 50 pounds. Bucktails were the lure of choice on the night trips, but the majority of the bigger fish this week were caught on live eels.
Our After Work Special trips continue to be successful. Thursday's trip was sensational, we released a couple hundred bluefish, and when it ended we had somewhere between 38-40 keeper bass. We were in the Race and the fish definitely bit better on diamond jigs than bucktails.
For most of the week, the fish have been biting better on jigs than bucktails. Maybe it has something to do with the bait or the bright sunshine- what makes the fish bite one lure better than the other on a different day...who knows? But they were certainly biting!
The weekend trips were successful, with plenty of blues and with a nice mix of bass. Sunday afternoon's trip absolutely slaughtered the fish, with a nice bonus too- some fluke, up to 11 1/2 pounds! With all the fish action on the diamond jigs, the fluke must have gotten excited and climbed on too.
Remember, we start our full schedule (seven days a week) this Friday, June 15. We also have our "Ladies Night Out" trip coming up on June 19, and our "Take a Kid Fishing" trip coming up soon too. Visit our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for a complete schedule.
June 3, 2012
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports another week of spectacular fishing. We had a couple of field trips with Connecticut school systems this week, where we towed our 30 foot trawl net in Niantic Bay and gave the students a good showing of what was on the ocean bottom. Fluke, flounder, squid, porgies, skates, sea robins, crabs and conchs kept everyone entertained. We finish these trips by hauling a few lobster and conch pots. This is not only entertaining to the 50 kids on board, but a hands on marine biology lesson that students will carry with them for a long time- some kids had never even been on a boat before!
Our 4 to 10 trips have been very successful. On Wednesday, we took out the top VIPs of the Diawa corporation, coupled with customers of Gary & Blaine from Connecticut Outfitters in Wethersfield. We were pleased to have The Fisherman magazine join us too! The Diawa people brought with them a large sampling of top shelf Diawa rods and reels for patrons to try. Each drift they had the opportunity to try a different type of rod & reel, and the striped bass cooperated. It was some of the best bass fishing of the week, with everybody catching their limit, and as many bluefish as they wanted. Fish were released by the dozens. The pool fish was worth a hefty $550 plus a Diawa rod & reel worth about the same, bringing the pool that night to over $1,000. We're noted for the biggest pools around, but that's a pool worth winning. Contact Gary at Connecticut Outfitters for more of these specialty trips.
Trips on Thursday and Friday weren't as spectacular as Wednesday, but were equally good with large amounts of striped bass. Heavy winds and torrential rain forced us to remain at the dock on Saturday. The fishing's been great, but if the weather doesn't cooperate and you're not going to have a good time, why go? Sunday's fishing was excellent on all three trips.
We're looking forward to our full moon night trips this week- look for a report next week. We've got more night trips coming up on June 11 and 12, as well as some specialty trips coming up- "Ladies Night Out" and "Take a Kid Fishing"- check our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for details.
Heather from the office would like to thank everyone for their participation in our Black Hawk & the Community program for May. We collected several boxes of cleaning supplies for MASH, a local organization to help families who struggle with homelessness. We also were able to make a large food donation to the United Way food bank in New London. Thanks to everyone who donated in May. Visit our website to see what we're up to for June!
May 27, 2012
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports another week of great fishing.
While the weather didn't cooperate on Tuesday, our charter group
fished in the pouring rain and everyone caught their limit of bass.
One of the best trips of the year, if you don't mind the rain! Our
Thursday and Friday After Work Special trips were fantastic- plenty of
bass to go around on each of them. The heavy fog on Saturday was good
for us, although many of the smaller boats didn't get out because of
the poor visibility. Saturday afternoon was incredible fishing. A
new school of bluefish came into the Race, much earlier than in past
years. We don't usually see them this early, but they're here, and on
Saturday afternoon we had a bass and blue blitz on diamond jigs. The
fishing was so good that at slack tide we took a little trip over to
Gull Island to show some of the kids on board the seals- we had dozens
around the boat and everyone was thrilled to see them. Sunday was a
beautiful day weather-wise, fishing again was excellent, with a good
combination of bluefish and bass, especially in the afternoon.
Don't forget, our After Work Special trips have started. We'll be
running these on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the season, leaving
at 4pm and getting in at 10pm. Reservations are suggested, as they do
fill up. As always, check our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
for a full schedule.
May 20, 2012
Capt. Greg reports another week of excellent bass fishing. Tuesday was our first fluke trip of the year, the opening day of fluke season in Connecticut. The fluke reports have not been that favorable, no matter where. We still wanted to try it, so we decided to head over to Peconic Bay, where we got a handful of keeper fluke with quite a few throwbacks. Part way through the day we switched over to porgy fishing, and just about everyone had their limit of jumbo hubcap porgies. Wednesday the weather was miserable with thick fog and constant drizzle. Even though we couldn't see, the bass certainly could- they bit the bottom of the boat out. Almost all bass, with a few of the blues starting to mix in. It was just phenomenal fishing. The weekend trips were hampered by bright sunshine, calm seas, and tons of boats out fishing. The afternoon trips did a bit better than the morning, but the bass were there on both tides. On the weekend trips, they were biting the diamond jigs better than the bucktails, most likely due to the slow running tides.
We're looking forward to starting our After Work Special trips this week- Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 10pm. As of this report, there are still a few spots left on each trip- call the office to reserve your space. We're also getting excited for our June full moon night trips, which are coming up in the first week of June. A full schedule is available online at www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
Don't forget, we're still looking for those tagged fish- the first one is good for a $1,000 shopping spree at J&B Tackle, courtesy of the Black Hawk and J&B. Be on the lookout!
Heather from the office reports that our "Pajama Party" on Thursday was a huge success! We collected over 50 pairs of pajamas to be distributed to local homeless shelters for their residents. We are very proud to have such wonderful customers who help us be able to help our local community! As part of our Black Hawk & the Community program, we'd like to say a special Thank You to all those veterans and active duty military personnel who have served or are serving our country. As a small way to thank you for your sacrifices, on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28) all active duty and retired military personnel can join us and fish for half price fare, with free rod & reel rental. For more info, visit our website.
May 13, 2012
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports an excellent weekend of fishing! Both days we went to the Race, and all trips were fantastic. Fishing was good on both tides, and there were times when it was nothing short of sensational- probably some of the best fishing we'll see this year. Bucktails are still the way to go. As the water warms up, we're starting to see a scattering of bluefish in the Race mixed in with the bass. These are the scouts of things to come. On Sunday morning, the boat limited out on bass by 10:00 am, and threw back more than we could count. Simply put, it was a phenomenal trip.
We're looking forward to our fluke trips this week, Tuesday and Wednesday. We're starting our After Work Special trips next week, May 24th & 25th, and still have some spots available on both the Thursday and Friday trips- call to get your spot on board before we fill up. As always, check our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for our full schedule.
Don't forget, we're still looking for those tagged fish. The tags are about 3 inches long, florescent yellow and say "Reward- BlackHawkSportFishing.com" - and have a tag number on them. You can't miss them! The tags are in all species of fish, including bass, blues, fluke, seabass, blackfish and porgies. The first tag caught is good for a $1,000 shopping spree at J&B Tackle, courtesy of the the Black Hawk and J&B. Look for the tags while you're out fishing! Remember, you don't need the fish, just the tag!
May 6, 2012
The bass fishing has been good in the Race and the Gut, both tides. It's a little bit unusual that it should be so consistent so early in the season, but it is. As usual, bucktailing is the way to go. Sunday afternoon showed a whole new run of fish up to about 25 pounds. Everyone got their limit on the Blackhawk, and we were tagging and releasing other fish. It looks like we're in for some excellent fishing to come. The bluefishing should be better than what it is over in the Greenport/Orient Point area. Diamond jigging is working the best over there, but as of yet we don't have the massive schools of fish that we've seen in the past years. Of course, this could change hourly as more fish move in.
Don't forget to be looking for those tagged fish, the first is worth a $1,000 shopping spree at J & B Tackle. Our fluke trips only have a few spots left, so call the office soon to get your spot on board. After Work Special trips start on May 24th, call today to get your spot on these popular trips. As always, visit our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for a complete schedule along with photos and videos.
April 29, 2012
After a busy winter filled with sports shows and our very own Deck Tech University, the Black Hawk started their fishing this weekend a little earlier than everyone else. We're looking forward to a great season. Saturday's trips were hampered by high winds, so we only got handful of fish. Sunday was a different day- beautiful weather, and a great day of fishing! In the morning we headed over to Greenport, and everyone got their fill and had all the action they could handle diamond jigging for the early blues.
For the afternoon trip we thought we'd change things up. We'd heard reports there were a few bass caught in Plum Gut, and because of that we thought we'd take a gamble and try to get something in the race- which we did. We found the striped bass there. We were catching them on diamond jigs, bucktails and storm lures. The better fishermen had no problem getting their limit. The fish weren't huge- 34-35 inches was the biggest, but decent fish and there was quite a few there. There was a lot of bait around- it looks like we're in for good fishing in the weeks to come.
We'll be fishing on Saturdays and Sundays, 2 trips a day, 6am and 1pm. Check our website (www.BlackHawkSportFishing.com
) for our full schedule, including After Work Special trips, night bass trips, and our new fluke trips.
Blackfishing remains very very good in the Niantic River. A lot of fish are being caught- one of our mates caught a 26 inch 12 pounder, then released the big female to let it breed. We'd like to remind everyone that we're still looking for our first tagged fish of the season. The bright, florescent yellow tags are in many species of fish- we tagged some blackfish right in the river, as well as bass in the Race, and a few fluke over in Greenport. Size of the fish doesn't matter- it's the tag. The first tag caught is worth a $1,000 shopping spree at J&B Tackle, courtsey of the Black Hawk and J&B Tackle.