Fishing with Jimfish

Housy on 12/1

Jimfish and I hit the Housy on Friday morning, and had what has lately become the typical striper day. Almost 350 schoolies, but no keepers. Despite the wind and bright sun, we did catch a couple dozen of them on topwater, so that added to the fun. No keepers, so no pictures, […]


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 […]