Well, so much for Branford

Or so it would seem, anyway.

The reefs that we’ve been catching most of our fish on and around for the past couple weeks seem to have acquired some new residents.

This is NOT a picture from this morning. Just a random seal pic off the internet. But this is what the smug little […]


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 short day on the Sound

Steve Durkee and I hit Long Island Sound this morning, despite my having to be off the water and headed home by 11:30.

As it turned out, we could have been off the water by 10 and done nearly as well. Heck, I could have headed for home happy at 6 after catching what would […]


Hot day, hot bite

Today might’ve been the hottest, most humid day of the year so far. The haze this morning was so heavy that it looked like fog, and even though it was only a little over 80 when Steve Durkee and I launched a bit past 5 am, the humidity was oppressive. The temp climbed quickly, but […]