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June 17, 2019:
Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that, "The night big bass trips this week were very productive on both bucktails and live eels. Fish up to 40 pounds were caught during the past week, with a lot of action on short fish that were obviously released. Porgy fishing has been very, very good all during the week, with the exception of Saturday, which was a little tougher. We jumped around and made a trip of out of it. As of this writing, the boat is out on the Sunday, Father's Day trip, which is doing much better than Saturday. Squid fishing is done for this spring, but we will be running some squid trips in the fall, so stay tuned for those. Heather from the office reports that we have a few dates open for charters, but they are filling up fast, so be sure to call the office soon to grab a spot. We are currently sailing 7 days a week, leaving at 6am on the weekends and 7am during the week. Please note that there is no open trip on Saturday, June 29. As always, check our website and Facebook page for updates and reports. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!"



Previous Reports

  • June 10, 2019 Open or Close

    Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that, "We had excellent porgy fishing all during the week. Boat limits all around, the scup were really cooperating. Saturday was a different story. With bright sunshine and beautiful conditions, there was a lot of boat traffic and the fish just didn't cooperate. We put in some overtime, but the fact remains that it was just a tough day. As of this writing, Sunday looks to be much better. The porgies are smaller, but there's a steady pick. Is it as good as it's been during the week? No, but with the bright sun and flat conditions, it's not too bad. We went on a CT sea bass trip on Thursday, and some people had their limits, other people struggled. The fish were all nice-size sea bass and there was a good amount of scup to go around to fill the bags. We had two night trips last week. There were a lot of short fish and a lot of action with a handful of keepers. This is getting better and better by the day. We'll have two more night trips, Tuesday and Wednesday. Saturday night's squid trip was average. The sharpies had their half bucket, and the first-timers had 12-15 each. It was a beautiful, flat-calm night. While we marked a lot of squid, and we saw a lot under the lights, they just didn't chew until the start of the flood tide. We stated a little later to get the bite, and it kept getting better as the night went on. Heather from the office would like to thank everyone for their support for the Uniting for United food drive. We delivered our food last Friday, and were happy to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause to help those dealing with food insecurity in our local area. As always, thanks for all of your help! We have night trips coming up this week, and our full schedule will start on Monday, June 17. As always, check our website for a full schedule. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!"

  • June 3, 2019 Open or Close

    Heather from the Black Hawk office reports, "It was a week of excellent spring fishing. The fishing has really come alive and we had great trips all week. We started off the week with great porgy fishing on Memorial Day, with a handful of weakfish mixed-in as well. We've even had some bluefish in the mix. Our private charter on Thursday had excellent fishing with everyone taking home their fill. Friday started off the weekend of great fishing with a boatload of jumbo scup and a mix of bluefish and weakfish as well. Our squid trips were excellent all week, with the highlight being Saturday night. Customers of all ages had buckets of squid. A great time was had by all. If you haven't seen the videos, be sure to check them out and join us soon. We're planning on adding a few more trips before the season ends, so join us soon! Special congrats go out to 8-year-old Trevor from Hartford, who went on his first ocean fishing and caught his very first squid. We can't wait to fish with you again, Trevor! We've got some night bass trips heading out this week, and as of this writing there are a few spots left. Book yours online before they're sold out. Our full summer schedule will start June 17. Before then, we'll be heading out on the weekends at 6am. Check our website for weekday trips. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!"

  • May 27, 2019 Open or Close

    Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that, "Porgy fishing still remains excellent with a lot of action and most patrons getting their limits handily. That said, only Saturday's trip was a real grind due to the flat-calm conditions, bright sunshine and a tremendous amount of holiday traffic steaming back and forth over the fishing grounds. As of this writing, the Sunday trip is still out but the fish are back to cooperating. Our night "Calamari Safari" squid trips have been very productive. Experience and technique have a lot to do with filling your cooler. Wednesday's trip was excellent, with everyone catching their fill. Friday's trip was a little pickier with experience coming through. Dr. Brett and his wife Christy from East Lyme conducted a clinic on how to catch 'em. Great job to both of you! Saturday night's trip was again excellent. Tonight's trip, Sunday, we hope for the same. Fun to catch and great to eat, if you haven't tried it yet you're missing out on a great trip! We will be posting more trips soon, and remember, reservations are required, so stay tuned and grab your spot. Heather from the office reports that we'll also have some night bass trips coming up in the beginning of June—dates will be posted on Facebook and our website, as well as in our weekly email, this week. These trips fill up quickly so be sure to grab your spot as soon as you see them posted. We continue to fish at 6am on Saturdays and Sundays, and 7am during the week, with dates posted based on our charter schedule. We will start our full 7 days a week schedule in mid-June. As always, stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for updates and reports. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!"

  • May 20, 2019 Open or Close

    Capt. Greg from the Black Hawk reports that, "Our first official night squid trip of the 2019 season was a smashingly successful event. Flat calm weather conditions on Friday night permitted us to drift the entire night, and that coupled with the extensive underwater lights that we've had installed this year produced nonstop action all night long. We'd like to thank Dura-Brite lights for helping us with all of our marine lighting. If you want to really light up your world at night then Dura-Brite are the lights you need. This night squid fishing is a very short-lived event, so plan accordingly. We will be running three more trips this coming week on Wednesday night, Friday night and Saturday night. Bring your spinning rods and a handful of good squid Jigs and come and get inked on the Black Hawk! Our day trips and the spring porgies still remains excellent. Our customers are having no problem filling the coolers and getting their limits. In addition there's been a few fluke, striped bass, weakfish and bluefish being caught in addition to sea bass, which unfortunately have to be returned to the water since the season is not open yet. We're looking forward to a great season! Heather from the office reports that we've added the new squid trips to our website, so be sure to grab a spot soon before they sell out. We'll continue to sail Saturdays and Sundays at 6:00 am, with weekday trips being announced on a weekly basis based on our charter schedule. Stay tuned this week for details about a very special upcoming trip as well. The "Uniting for United" food drive has started, so don't forget to bring down your canned goods and help us fill two trucks before the deadline on June 7. We're looking forward to a successful food drive! As always, check our website and Facebook page for updates and info. A few June charter dates are open, so contact Heather to get your group on the calendar. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!"

Black Hawk

Black Hawk
Niantic River
East Main St
Niantic, CT 06357
phone: 860-449-1420


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