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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 [...]

2019-05-18T14:15:15-04:00 May 18th, 2019|Fishing|Comments Off on May 18th- Seabass Opens Tomorrow!

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 [...]

2019-05-15T12:32:35-04:00 May 15th, 2019|News and Events|Comments Off on Fluke Fest 2019

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 [...]

2019-05-14T15:22:37-04:00 May 9th, 2019|Fishing|Comments Off on Long Island Sound is Heating Up!

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 [...]

2019-05-08T11:56:01-04:00 May 2nd, 2019|Fishing|Comments Off on Bluefish are Here!

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

2019-01-10T16:00:45-04:00 January 10th, 2019|News and Events|Comments Off on BHO Featured on “Better Connecticut” TV Show!

It’s Tog Tober Time!

LATEST UPDATES For Tog-Tober Weekend - Please Read! Here are all the latest updates @bhofishing for our weekend event: OUR WEIGH INS and event are being held at our  WESTBROOK location - Be There! BRD JET @brdjet has put out the challenge to all of our YAK_ANGLERS...If the Largest overall Blackfish of the tournament is caught by a kayaker- you will win a FREE $500 yak-wrap graphics package for your boat Barbie rods are in the shop - Barbie entry-$20- Rod $15 ALL PROCEEDS go to charity - Great Prizes...You can sign up at ANYTIME through the weekend - Your FISH MUST be VIDEO TAPED. ENTER TODAY...ONLY 4 entrants to date - GREAT CHANCE TO WIN!! Capt bag first 40 list and hand -outs will happen [...]

2018-10-13T14:12:21-04:00 September 13th, 2018|News and Events|Comments Off on It’s Tog Tober Time!

BHO Featured in Yankee Magazine!

All Aboard the Hues Cruise | Connecticut’s Lower Connecticut River Valley When fall arrives in the Lower Connecticut River Valley, water and sky are as alive with wildlife as ever. Right through October, the river-veined core of Connecticut clings to a fall stage that can only be called … denial. Virginia creeper vines slithering up tree trunks are caramelized red; the river banks shine gold, signaling upland maples it is time they, too, relinquished their green. Yet water and sky are as frenzied and alive as ever. The Connecticut—New England’s mightiest river—gets a shot of saltwater from Long Island Sound as it nears the end of its 410-mile run, creating an estuarine environment that sees a flurry of wildlife activity in the fall. Book a [...]

2018-09-07T12:02:30-04:00 September 7th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on BHO Featured in Yankee Magazine!

Introducing the Topwater Kayak Series – Affordable Innovation!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvjKYLUZ4t0 The upcoming introduction of the Old Town Topwater fishing kayak series at ICAST 2018 has been the talk of the global kayak fishing community. Old Town has announced that Topwater ‘craft will come in two lightweight, compact paddle versions—and more recently, that the series will also include a lightweight, hands-free and nimble pedal-powered version featuring the award-winning PDL Drive. Topwater 106 and 120 models are already hitting retailers and Topwater PDL models will begin shipping early July. Old Town company insiders say the launch is in response to the growing market demand for easier transportation/storage, comfort, and overall value. Besides all of the above, a great fishing experience, and a fantastic set of advanced features. Old Town is happy to make yet another big [...]

2018-08-01T11:04:57-04:00 June 29th, 2018|News and Events|Comments Off on Introducing the Topwater Kayak Series – Affordable Innovation!

4th of July Rock the Dock Concert!

Join us in OLD LYME on Sunday July 8th at 6pm for our Fourth of July Rock the Dock concert! Bring a lawn chair, a basket, and come down to BHO Old Lyme to enjoy a night of FREE music with Buffalo Jr. and the BHO crew. This will be our 4th of July celebration and we look forward to seeing old friends and NEW faces. All are welcome! Come down and check out the amazing sounds of Buffalo Jr and to toast the SUMMER of 2018!

2018-06-28T13:11:16-04:00 June 28th, 2018|News and Events|Comments Off on 4th of July Rock the Dock Concert!

Enter to Win #BestDayOfSummerBHO Contest!

Enter our Weekly Photo Contest and WIN awesome BHO prizes and maybe a NEW SUP! It's easy to win! Just post up your favorite BHO pic of your kayaking or paddle boarding adventure, Tag it with #BestDayOfSummerBHO, and we'll let you know if you won one of our weekly prize packs which includes a FREE kayak/SUP rental voucher, a BHO shirt, a sticker, and you'll also be entered to WIN a BIC Stand-up Paddle Board at the end of the season! Pictures don't need to be anything special other than you, your friends, your dog, or your toes!!! Anything goes...nothing fancy - just FUN, and totally BHO! • FOLLOW @blackhalloutfitters • POST and Tag with #BestDayOfSummerBHO • WIN.....it's that easy!!! Our mission is to give [...]

2018-07-31T20:40:57-04:00 June 28th, 2018|News and Events|Comments Off on Enter to Win #BestDayOfSummerBHO Contest!
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