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May 25th-(UPDATE 5/27 am) Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Forecast

Weather like this all weekend long! It looks like we are FINALLY going to string a couple of beautiful days together, and the timing could not be better. With calm seas and clear skies, there is plenty to take advantage of this weekend. Larger striped bass have begun to filter into the sound after leaving their spawning grounds. Bigger fish have been falling to medium to large size topwater baits as well as soft plastics and swimmers. If you are looking for quantity over quality, than we suggest sticking to sandworms fished on a hi/lo rig. Memorial Day UPDATE!- Good to GREAT local seabass fishing is being reported in our waters! Reports have been flooding into the shop this morning. Stick to jigs today as [...]


May 18th- Seabass Opens Tomorrow!

Humpheads are only a day away! The much anticipated start of the seabass season is tomorrow and it looks like a peach of a day! Squid will be the best bait to use, especially the load of fresh, off-the-boat squid we will be processing Sunday morning! It wont get any fresher than that!For those looking to jig, give the Savage Squish Jig a try. These have been proven seasbass slayers and a blast to fish with. They are equally as deadly on striped bass and bluefish as well. Load up before your trip! On to the rest of the action...Fluke Fishing saw a small uptick this week, but boats had to travel to find them. Joe Baggs Nantucket Flukies in 1/4 oz fished as a [...]


Fluke Fest 2019

We have upped the ante for our 5-year anniversary! Fluke Fest ’19 will feature a big boat GRAND PRIZE prize trip for 6 to the hollowed grounds of Nantucket "Jurassic" Shoals for GIGANTIC Fluke aboard the Bad Influence. New England's #1 fluke boat run by BHO’s friend - Capt. Jeff Viamari. A $1400 value! 1st place for kayak anglers will be an Old Town Fishing Kayak. Thousands of $$$ in prizes and raffles, plus on water demos and HUGE SALE from Old Town all weekend. “Try and buy” from some of the best names in the fishing industry. As always, our 2 day tournament will have weigh ins 5pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday. Join us at 4pm Sunday for award winning food from Smoke Show [...]


Long Island Sound is Heating Up!

While many were fishing for fluke this week, more were catching sea robins unfortunately. The fluke that are being caught are coming form the warmer waters off the north shore of Long Island. Bright Spro Bucktails with a Tsunami Glass Minnow teaser above it are the best delivery methods right now. Tipped with Gulp! and a spearing its the best combination to secure a keeper this early season. The weakfish are mixed in among the birds and the fluke and keepers are being caught on the same tackle.Scup have showed up in droves especially to the west. You can make quick work with a sabiki rig or a 3 hook hi/lo rig this time of the year. Bigger striped bass are filtering into the sound [...]


Bluefish are Here!

Blackfish finished with a bang here in CT with awesome catches right down to the closing day. But now all eyes are on striped bass. Daily we are hearing more and more reports of fish moving about the beaches and being caught on everything from sea worms to soft plastics. Focus on the edges of our river mouths and herring runs for best results. Bunker are showing up and that will really usher in the first push of larger fish. The Hyperplastic Dart Spins are flying off the shelves at the shop. Either on a jig head or rigged with their weighted swimbait hook, both varieties are producing well.The first bluefish of the season are now confirmed, which is a very welcome sign here in [...]



Here at Black Hall Outfitters, we ALWAYS have the BEST PRICES, and FREE GEAR! (What’s Better than that?!) If you’re looking to get into a new fishing Yak for 2019 - NOW IS THE TIME to rally on a KILLER DEAL! For a limited time, buy any Old Town Predator, Top Water, or Ocean Trident fishing kayak and get a FREE LOWRANCE Hook 2.5 GPS/Fishfinder - valued at over $329.99. PLUS get the BEST PRICES (too low to advertise) of the year on the entire lineup of Old Town and Ocean fishing kayak models. We are New England’s largest, full service, on-water Old Town and Ocean kayak dealer, and offer full service rigging, custom 3d printing of accessories and mounts, and 10% OFF all accessories [...]



If you’re looking to get into a new fishing Yak for 2019, NOW IS THE TIME to rally on the BEST DEAL of the year. Now through 3/11/2019, buy any Old Town Predator, Top Water, or Ocean Trident fishing kayak and get a FREE HUMMINBIRD HELIX 5 GPS/Fishfinder, Yak Attack and FREE rigging – Valued at over $450.00 – PLUS the BEST PRICES (too low to advertise) of the year on the entire lineup of fishing kayak models. This offer is here and gone before you know it, and comes with over $450 in FREE ELECTRONICS, and gear, on top of the BEST PRICES of the year on all BRAND NEW 2019 models! Get a FREE Humminbird Helix 5 GPS/Fish finder with any Old Town [...]


BHO Featured on “Better Connecticut” TV Show!

The 2019 Hartford Boat Show launches next weekend at Mohegan Sun. Kathleen Burns, Executive Director of the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, and Gene Chmiel of Black Hall Outfitters in Old Lyme, are giving us a preview of the show. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL5c7PfX9R4

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