Scrambling for bass

Jimfish joined Yasunori and I today — ostensibly for a trip to East Twin.

Yasunori Imai had the best one of our paltry morning catch at East Twin

We worked our collective butts off for the better part of 3½ hours with only 3 bass, a few pickerel and a rock bass to show […]


Mixed doubles

On Saturday, my son-in-law, Jim Jaffe joined me for a morning on the lower Connecticut River for a mixed topwater bag of blues and stripers.

We wasted most of the first hour, as I misjudged both the height and the speed of the tide and how quickly it and the strong north wind were pushing […]


4 days in the North country

Champlain produces a lot of quality fish, but fish over 6 aren't all that common there. This one's closer to 7. It ate an ayu SwimFish.

I no longer get up to Lake Champlain 6 times or more per year like I did 8 or 9 years ago. These days, it’s once or at most, twice. But when I go, it’s usually for 3 or 4 days, and my son Tom and I try to spend as many hours as possible […]


Candlewood at the end of June

Solo trip. Wasn’t sure where I was going when I left the house. Initially, I was thinking of Hatch. But I didn’t want to fish shallow and cast at the bank all day. I like fishing deep in the summer.

So I decided on Candlewood.

Air temp at 7:30 in the morning — just under […]


McD on Saturday

Jim's best of the day came cranking a Jumbo Jig up fast from deep water.

Fished Lake McDonough (Compensating Reservoir) with Jimfish on Saturday. We ran a little late heading up there, and expected to be at the tail end of a substantial line of boats waiting for the gates to open at 8AM. We were shocked to find only 2 cars and no boats at all ahead of us […]