Lost weekend

I had a few chores scheduled for Saturday that kept me off the water.

I understand the bass bit well in fresh water on Saturday, and so did just about everything in the salt.

No to worry. I’d give ’em hell on Sunday.

Yeah — right.

Sunday morning found Jimfish and I at Mudge. Started […]


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 […]


Revisiting one of my old haunts

Congamond used to be one of my favorite places to fish. I started fishing there in the ’70s. In the ’80s, I used to trek up there at least a few times a month from April through October. Then, in the mid-nineties, Half-Day Frank and I would hit it frequently and hard.

It had a […]