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 happy to drop off a car load of school supplies to Safe Futures (formally the Women’s Center) where they will be distributed to children who are living in their safe houses and shelters, so they will be prepared to start school like their classmates. Thanks for all of your support!
Our schedule remains the same through August- Monday through Friday, 1 trip daily for porgies and seabass, and Saturdays and Sundays, 2 trips daily for bass and blues. This will change in September, when we change to one trip each day, leaving at 7am. Sundays and Mondays will be for bass and blues, and Tuesday through Saturday we’ll head out for porgies and seabass. As always, check out our website and follow our Facebook page for up to date reports and schedules. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Our Black Hawk & the Community program is off to a strong start, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more. For the rest of August and into September, we will be collecting cleaning supplies to be donated to MASH, an organization in Mystic to help with homelessness. As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.