The unsettled weather is gone and in tis wake we are already seeing much improved fishing from the last 5 days. False albacore have shown back up in force around Mystic since Thursday evening. While just out of casting range from shore, kayak and boat anglers will enjoy a short trip to get on fish. As of Friday evening the fish were still seen blowing up but with yesterdays weather, the reports were sparse. BIG striped bass are all over our stretch of the sound right now. While the bunker schools thinned out a bit, its been automatic when you snag and drop a bait near the balls of bunker. Can't find bunker? No problem. Practically every rock pile and reef from Clinton to Old [...]
After that storm rolled through last night, it certainly feels like fall again. In its wake is a stretch of great weather and the fishing could not be better to take advantage of. This week saw MULTIPLE fish from 40-50 lbs caught on our local reefs and off the beach. Montauk and Block are nice, but catching big fish close to home is where its at! Captain Keith Salisbury of Lori Marie Charters reported excellent fishing with love bunker, and had this specimen to prove it. Tyler Burzenski wrangled this 46 lb bass off the beach in Old Saybrook this week fishing a fresh chunk of bunker (fresh bunker in stock!). While the bass bite is in true fall run fashion, these fish will seek [...]
We made the news once again! Fox 61 did a phenomenal day tripper segment on us! Click the link to go give it a watch! https://fox61.com/2019/09/25/daytrippers-a-stand-up-escape-in-old-lyme/
This year we are throwing down the gauntlet with head to head competition between the yak and boat anglers! A battle to decide the King of the TOG! The 2019 champion will be crowned by the heaviest three fish bag of the weekend. Also new this year is the Big Fish CALCUTTA for heaviest fish of the tournament! Prizes for heaviest fish of the day Saturday and Sunday too! Follow us on our social media pages or at www.blackhalloutfitters/tog-tober-2019 for updates, details, and new sponsors, and news!
The title says is all, folks. They are everywhere. From Westbrook to the RI boarder schools of false albacore are terrorizing small bait. The sound is loaded with a variety of bait right now. We are seeing peanut bunker in a couple different sizes and bay anchovies by the millions. As exciting as this is, it can make the fish "picky" when there is so much to choose from. take a look a the bait a single fish spit up while we were out on Tuesday. EXO jig fooled some fish eating a variety of small bait Our advice is to GO SMALL! Little jigs will out fish large ones in schools of finicky fish. As you can see in the above picture, the 1 [...]
Sunrise search for hard tails of Eastern Beach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SXA-nvWST4 Now is a great time to use your kayak for some revere surf casting This big blow forecast for today is just what we need to really kick start the fall run. False albacore to the east of us are sure to blow in with the heavy east wind we have in store today. If you are feeling ambitious, albacore are being caught on the Westerly coastline, specifically from Watch Hill to Weekapaug breach way. After a cray first week of carrying the Game On EXO jigs, we are restocked and have all sizes and colors on the pegs. These have proven themselves quickly as a a funny fish slayer. Pleasure beach Spanish Mackerel! Surf fishing is starting to come into its own with [...]
Exo for the Win!
Spanish mackerel! Yes, you heard me, there are spanish mackerel in the sound! Oh, and bonito, and chub mackerel. What a late summer bite! From Watch Hill to Fisher's Island to Long Sand Shoal, the sound has filled in pretty good with the hardtails we all hope to catch. Bonito are thicker to the east and anglers are doing work with double digit days being reported more often than not. Stuck on shore? No problem. Head to one of the South County breach ways for a shot from shore. While the bonito being caught on the West Wall, you can have as much success without going all the way to PJ. Closer to home, Joe Diorio got his sports on the funny fish recently and [...]
TURN VOLUME UP!!Chub mackerel are Voracious Eaters! To be a bait fish or a bluefish. I'm not sure whats worse right now! The blues are crushing bait of all sizes from our feet on the beach to the reefs 3 miles out. Lucky for us, they are happy to eat metals and poppers so our customers are having a blast with fish from 1 pound to 10 pounds depending on the school that pops up. Vertical jigging has been super effective on larger fish as the tried and true silver diamond jig with a tube tail has been flying off the shelves. Striped bass are mixed into the surface onslaught and popping plugs are doing work on these 24"-30" fish. We recently restocked on the [...]