Black Hawk Fishing Report (January 23, 2018)

Fabulous fishing yesterday, Monday, January 22!
Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that we went out last Tuesday.  It was a beautiful winter day, nice and calm, and we had a great group who put in a lot of effort at the rail, but overall the results proved a tough day on the cod grounds- a few cod and a handful of ling.
The vast majority of the codfish we’ve been fishing on for the last two and a half months seemed to have moved on, so we took a week off to let the fishing improve before we headed back out.  And improve it did!!
Yesterday was like codfishing back in the 80’s- fast and furious! “Drop ’em to the bottom and ya got ’em”- it couldn’t have been any better with nice size fish to 30 pounds and everyone getting their limit. With loaded coolers, tired arms and smiling customers we came in early from the battle.  Keep reading to check out the video!
The weather doesn’t look great for Tuesday or Wednesday, but we’ll plan on going out Thursday and Friday, and the weekend too if weather permits. Grab your tickets online from our website or call the office for more info.
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Our Black Hawk & the Community program continues to go strong- again, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more.  For the month of January, we will be continue to collect canned food items for the local food pantries.  As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.
As always, you can check our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or call the office- we’ll be glad to hear from you!

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Black Hawk Fishing Report (January 9, 2018)

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that last week, everyone was putting another log on the fire and hoping it was going to warm up! The unusually frigid weather and harsh winds kept us tied to the dock. It did, however, give us a little bit of extra time to get ready for our winter sports shows. We hope to see everyone at our first show this weekend- we’ll be at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show in Edison, New Jersey. Stop by and see Capt. Greg and the great white shark!

Keep reading to find out about more upcoming trips and remember to stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for details and updates.

Want to be the first to know about these trips in the future? Sign up for our specialty trips email list and find out sooner! Click here to join now!

Our Black Hawk & the Community program continues to go strong- again, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more. For the month of January, we will be continue to collect canned food items for the local food pantries. As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.

As always, you can check our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or call the office- we’ll be glad to hear from you!


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Black Hawk Fishing Report (January 2, 2018)

Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports, “Absolutely, without a doubt, the coldest, toughest day that we’ve ever had, probably in my career- and I used to commercial fish in the wintertime. Absolutely terrible on Friday, December 29. Bitter cold- it was hard to stay at the rail for any length of time.  We did catch a few cod, a few seabass, a few scup, but it was simply unmerciful.  Saturday, the following day, it was about 25 degrees and it felt like a heatwave.  Fishing was much better, mostly because people could stay at the rail.  We had some nice codfish up to 15 pounds, we had some seabass, a few scup, we had a lot of ling, including some big ling, and everybody went home with a bag of fillets.  We even had a haddock, which is kind of unusual in this area. A much better day than Friday.

We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best in 2018.  We’ll still be fishing on a weather basis, so stay tuned for details.  Our first trip of the 2018 season will be tomorrow, Wednesday, January 3, leaving from Stonington at 5:00 am.  The early reports for the weekend don’t look good, so if you’d like to fish soon, tomorrow’s the day!  Book your tickets online now!  Want to be the first to know about these trips in the future?  Sign up for our specialty trips email list and find out sooner! Click here to join now!
We are also getting geared up for our winter show schedule- for our first one, come check us out at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show in Edison, NJ, January 11-14.  Capt. Greg will be there with the shark, and we’re looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!  Plan on stopping by to say hello!  We’ll also be in Hartford and Suffern later in the season.

Our Black Hawk & the Community program continues to go strong- again, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more.  For the month of January, we will be continue to collect canned food items for the local food pantries.  As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.

As always, you can check our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or call the office- we’ll be glad to hear from you!


Black Hawk Fishing Report (December 26, 2017)

“We were able to fish 3 days this past week”, reports Capt. Matt from the Black Hawk. We got out Monday, Thursday and Friday, with Monday being the premier day of the three. Simply excellent fishing with full limits of sea bass, scup, and a nice mix of codfish up to 30 lbs. The scup were so thick we had to move to avoid them- they were huge! Thursday and Friday was more of a steady grind; a lot of limits on the scup and sea bass with a mix of cod to 17 pounds. Nowhere near the fantastic action of Monday’s trip. The fish have definitely left the Block Island area and have moved to the southeast. Saturday’s trip was cancelled due to miserable wind and rain conditions.

We will be posting more trips as the weather allows, and they will be by reservation only. Tickets can be purchased on line through our website.  As usual, continue to check our Facebook page and website for schedules and details.

Heather from the office, on behalf of the entire Black Hawk family and crew, would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!  We look forward to seeing everyone soon and wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2018!

As you know, we’re heading out from Stonington now- we plan on fishing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with weekday trips when the weather permits.  Trips will now leave at 5:00 am.   As always, be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates and details about upcoming trips and events.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

We are also busy getting ready for our winter shows- check out our website for our schedule and be sure to stop by to see us this winter.

Our current trips are limited to only 35 people and by reservation only. On-line tickets are available. Want to stay updated about these trips?  Be sure to check our website and Facebook page often!  Don’t forget, you can also join our specialty trips email list, where you will get info about these weekday trips and any other special trips we have planned.  Click here to join the list!

Our Black Hawk & the Community program continues to go strong- again, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more.  For the month of January, we will be continue to collectcanned food items for the local food pantries.  As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.

As always, you can check our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or call the office- we’ll be glad to hear from you!


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Black Hawk Fishing Report (December 19, 2017)

Heather from the Black Hawk office reports that our trip last Friday was fantastic.  The weather may have been cold, but the fishing was red hot.  Limits of seabass, a good mix of nice codfish, and some porgies as well.  The porgies are still around, although we are not specifically targeting them, so we’re getting more cod and seabass than the porgies now.

Sunday’s trip started off a little slower, but as the wind died down the fishing picked up.  Once again, the boat limit of seabass, a steady pick of cod all day, and a nice mix of jumbo porgies too.  Now is the time to get out there and fill your freezer!

Monday’s trip was another fabulous day.  We had to travel a little further to get to the fish, but it was worth it!  Limits of seabass, loads of jumbo porgies and cod to 30 pounds! The fishing was so good and the weather looks great for Thursday- so we’ve added another trip for this Thursday the 21st. Join us and get some fish before the holidays!

As you know, we’re heading out from Stonington now- we plan on fishing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with weekday trips when the weather permits. Trips will now leave at 5:00 am instead of 6:00 am. As always, be sure to check our website and Facebook page for updates and details about upcoming trips and events. We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

We are also busy getting ready for our winter shows- check out our website for our schedule and be sure to stop by to see us this winter.

On behalf of the entire Black Hawk family, we wish you and your family a happy holiday season!

Our current trips are limited to only 35 people and by reservation only. On-line tickets are available. Want to stay updated about these trips?  Be sure to check our website and Facebook page often!  Don’t forget, you can also join our specialty trips email list, where you will get info about these weekday trips and any other special trips we have planned.  Click here to join the list!

Our Black Hawk & the Community program continues to go strong- again, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more.  For the month of December, we will be collecting canned food items for the local food pantries, as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season.  As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.

As always, you can check our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or call the office- we’ll be glad to hear from you!

Black Hawk Fishing Report (December 12, 2017)

“At this time of year, we lose a few scheduled trips to the weather. Not much we can do about it; we have Mother Nature as a business partner, reports Capt. Greg from the Blackhawk. We fished MondayFriday, and Saturday with Friday being the best production of the three. Limits every day of the jumbo Black Hawk sea bass, but Friday not only had wonderful flat calm weather but a really good shot of codfish throughout the entire day. Fish to 20 lbs. and plenty of ’em. Saturday’s trip was hampered by the snowstorm, which brought cold freezing sleet and just miserable conditions. We put a trip together; those who stayed at the rails did okay, but quite a few kept seeking the warmth of the heated cabin, along with a cup or two of hot coffee.

Porgies are still thick around certain structures, even though we’re trying not to target them. A lot more draggers were seen outside of us this week in the deeper water; an indication of more activity. Draggers working off the Watch Hill reefs had some good squid the past few weeks. A lot of seals and porpoise around the 900 line and a few whales around the areas we’re actually fishing. Considerable activity overall.
We still plan on fishing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with weekday trips as the weather permits.  As always, be sure to check our website and Facebook for details and updates.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
These trips are limited to only 35 people and by reservation only. On-line tickets are available. Want to stay updated about these trips?  Be sure to check our website and Facebook page often!  Don’t forget, you can also join our specialty trips email list, where you will get info about these weekday trips and any other special trips we have planned.  Click here to join the list!
Our Black Hawk & the Community program continues to go strong- again, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more.  For the month of December, we will be collecting canned food items for the local food pantries, as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season.  As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.
As always, you can check our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or call the office- we’ll be glad to hear from you!

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Black Hawk Fishing Report (December 5, 2017)

Capt. Matt reports we had fabulous weather for a full five days in a row which resulted in excellent production on the Black Hawk. Thursday’s trip was a combo where we spent half the day on the sea bass and cod, then the rest of the day on the togs. Steady pick on the Blackfish to 10 lbs. with limits of sea bass and a good mix of codfish to 15 lbs.

Saturday’s trip was the best of the week on the codfish with a good pick of nice green cod to 20 pounds.  Sunday’s trip had a full boat limit of seabass, with a nice mix of codfish to 15 pounds.  All trips have a good amount of action on the porgies even though we’re not targeting them. There has been a few pollock, bluefish and ling mixed in. Monday’s trip was another combo with the togs targeted first and then the sea bass and cod.

We’ll be sailing steadily, weather permitting, from our winter dock at Dodson’s Boatyard in Stonington Borough. Stay tuned to our website & Facebook for available dates and daily fishing reports and pictures.   We hope to see everyone soon!

These trips are limited to only 35 people and by reservation only. On-line tickets are available. Want to stay updated about these trips?  Be sure to check our website and Facebook page often!  Don’t forget, you can also join our specialty trips email list, where you will get info about these weekday trips and any other special trips we have planned.  Click here to join the list!

Our Black Hawk & the Community program continues to go strong- again, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more.  For the month of December, we will be collecting canned food items for the local food pantries, as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season.  As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.

As always, you can check our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or call the office- we’ll be glad to hear from you!


Black Hawk Fishing Report (November 28, 2017)

Mother nature finally smiled on us, giving back to back days of beautiful weather and simply EXCELLENT fishing. Friday and Saturday trips had boat limits of jumbo sea bass, monster porgies, a good mix of codfish, with few pollock and even a keeper weakfish.

It’s going to be a December to Remember coming up. Trips are limited and by reservation only, sailing from our winter dock at Dodson’s Boatyard in Stonington Borough. Keep in touch and informed through our website and Facebook page.

We plan on fishing Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and will be adding more trips as the weather permits, including THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30.   Don’t forget to stay tuned to our website, Facebook and emails for details and more trips! We hope to see you soon!

These trips are limited to only 35 people and by reservation only. On-line tickets are available. Want to stay updated about these trips?  Be sure to check our website and Facebook page often!  Don’t forget, you can also join our specialty trips email list, where you will get info about these weekday trips and any other special trips we have planned.  Click here to join the list!

Our Black Hawk & the Community program continues to go strong- again, thanks to everyone for bringing in books, toiletries, socks and more.  For the month of December, we will be collecting canned food items for the local food pantries, as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season.  As always, thanks for helping us help the local community.

As always, you can check our website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates, or call the office- we’ll be glad to hear from you!


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Black Hawk Fishing Report (September 12, 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.

Last night was our annual Veteran’s trip- a great time was had by all! We are so honored to be able to continue to be a part of this special trip every year. Check out this article about our trip: Vets trip on the Black Hawk

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!

Heather from the office wants to thank everyone for your support of our Underwear Drive so far. We’re getting ready to send our shipment down to Texas to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Your support is incredible, thank you so much! Don’t forget, grab some undies wand bring them down to the boat for your next trip to help those in need!

We continue to fish daily, leaving at 7:00 am. Sundays and Mondays are for bass & blues, Tuesday through Saturday for porgies and seabass. Don’t forget, there is no trip on Thursday, September 14, and our trip for Saturday, September 16 is by reservation only and is currently full. All other trips have tickets available online or at the dock. As usual, check our website and Facebook page for updates, reports, photos and more! We look forward to seeing everyone soon!


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Black Hawk Fishing Report (September 5, 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.

Heather from the office reports that our current fishing schedule now has daily trips leaving at 7am, heading out for bass and blues on Sundays and Mondays and bottom fishing Tuesday through Saturday (except September 14, no open trip that day. Also: September 16 is by reservation only).  Tickets can be purchased online in advance from our website, so check it out and join us soon. As always, check our Facebook page for updated reports, photos and more!


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