Rub-a-dub-dub

Carl hooked up. Again.

Three men in a tub.

They were joined in the tub (for quick visits only) by way too many fish to even think about counting.

Carl Lovisolo and I joined Steve Durkee for a Connecticut River/Long Island Sound trip yesterday.

It started early with a triple header striper hookup within minutes after shutting down the […]


Housy and Long Island Sound this morning.

Steve Durkee and I met at the Derby ramp this morning, and wasted little time before heading down river. The first time we stopped on a bunch of arcs, I hooked up on the first cast and managed to break the fish off. Forgot that I had cranked the drag down tight when using that […]


Team Geezer reunion on the CTR

One of the original members of Team Geezer — Chris King — is visiting family in Connecticut this week, and took the opportunity to join me for a little striper action on the Connecticut River on Friday.

The stripers weren’t very cooperative, but early on, the bluefish were.

Once the fog burnt off and the […]


Bluefish — It’s a love-hate thing.

Yellow Eyed Devil

Yellow Eyed Devil

Some days, I hate the yellow eyed devils.

But when they are biting on top, it’s easy to love the beasts, too.

Sure, they shred your plastics. Bite you off. Blow up on a lure a half dozen times and bite it down to a nub without making contact with the […]


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 […]