A salty sojourn for a Tuesday morning

Steve Durkee and I visited the Thimble Islands area around Branford again this morning, arriving just before dead low tide, and catching fish through most of the incoming.

A gaggle of geese seems to have made the new boat ramp their home. Geese on a concrete boat ramp can make for a pretty slippery situation, […]


Piscatorial smorgasbord on the Sound

Steve Durkee and I enjoy fishing the Branford area of the Sound because of all the rocky islands, humps reefs and so forth. You always seem to have a fishy looking spot within casting range. But with the state ramp in Branford closed for renovations for the past couple years, we haven’t had the opportunity […]


A decent day on the sound

I joined Steve Durkee for a day chasing stripers on Long Island Sound today. As usual, we launched in the lower Connecticut River, but other than a very quick pass on one small stretch of river, we didn’t spend any time or effort there. The run-off from the monsoons to our north a few days […]


Frustrating day on the river today.

At least it was frustrating for me. I’m not sure I’ve ever rolled, missed, hooked and lost or broken off as many fish on topwater as I did today. The fish were on their game today. Steve Durkee was on his game. I was not on mine.

The day actually started off great for me. […]


Another great day on the river.

Steve Durkee joined me for a trip on the Housy today.

We marked some fish on the Raymarine Dragonfly before we got to where we had anticipated starting. Thought about stopping on them, but decided that we could come back to them easily enough if the topwater bite we were hoping to find farther down […]