Today was NOT yesterday.

Yesterday… a thing of beauty and joy. Calm. Cloudy. Warm. Bait everywhere. Stripers everywhere. Much chewing. Much happiness.

Today… An ugly mess. Windy. Cloudy. Cold. Bait here and there. Stripers here and there, but nowhere for very long. Little chewing. Much frustration.

Yesterday… fished alone, from 9:30 or so until a little after 3. Caught […]


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 […]