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Need some quick advice on a party boat for Blackfishing tommorow. I have three options since the Island Current and daybreak are sold out that leaves me with the riptide and Northstar out of city island, the Klkondike out of New Rochelle or the Snow goose out of port chester.

Here's the situation, I've been on the Riptide for Blacks and blues before and didn't do well and thought the Capt didn't try that hard. I've never been on the Northstar but have heard great things about it. The Klondike is my favorite boat and I love bluefishing on it but have never been on it for blacks. I've been unlucky on the Snowgoose all on four previous trips for Fluke and porgies (always got the , "should have been here yesterday")

I'm leaning toward the Klondike. I talked to Jacks B & T and he told me that the blackfish bite is off becuase the water temp is still pretty high. I'm wondering, if in the event of a Blackfish shutout, the capt may switch to Jigging for blues and bass which on the Klondike is nothing short of great.

Any advice guys?
 

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The blackfishing is a little slow this week due primarily to the new moon tides and high water temp. That doesn't mean if you get on a good piece of bottom you won't do well. In addition, you will have to deal with the weekend crowd.

My vote would be the Klondike or the Middlebank up in Norwalk.
 

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Rodprof, Have you ever tried the Middlebank? I am considering it and was hoping that somebody could offer a review. The Klondike is a great boat, but seems large for blackfishing, you'll probably end up with some parts of the boat catching and others not. I used to fish the Northstar for blackfish and did quite well, but take note that it is usually a L-O-N-G ride to the fishing grounds. I hear through the grapevine that the Snowgoose is not doing great and I know that the North Shore boats have not done well this week. Sorry that I could not sound more promising, but now maybe it's time for the fish to turn on. Post a report here and let us know how you do.

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thanks Gama,

From what I've been hearing from Local B & T shops is that the water is still quite warm. I know the Klondike will generally switch gears if it's a slow day and he always does well on the blues and bass which I hear are still around in big numbers. Hence my leaning toward the Klondike.

The thing is I've never been fishing for blacks on that boat...
 
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