The Sound was kind to us today

Early on, the topwater bite was great, but eventually, the sun, wind and tide combined to make a jigging approach much more productive.

When Steve Durkee and I launched his boat on the lower Connecticut River this morning, we had no expectations of catching anything in the cold, muddy river. We stopped for a quick check on a couple spots that we marked what may or may not have been bait, but we were hell bent on getting […]


Catching up…

Got a bit behind on the blogging.

Steve Durkee and I fished the Connecticut River on Friday, and it was beyond awesome. Stripers chasing schools of peanut bunker everywhere. We caught them on topwater plugs and on unweighted soft baits fished on top until the boat traffic got busy and it seemed to hurt that […]


CTR stripers before the weather turns

The weather is supposed to take a turn for the ugly over the next couple days, but Monday was beautiful, so we had to get out fishing!

Joined Steve Durkee for a Connecticut River excursion. Due to some battery issues, we got a late start. Then we went to a spot where we knew we’d […]


Back to the River

After yesterday’s fun fest on the Connecticut River, all three of us — myself, Steve Durkee and Yasunori Imai — were good with a return trip.

Once again, the topwater bite was on fire early, and when the current dropped at the turn of the tide and the topwater bite subsided, fishing the same areas […]


CTR with Steve Durkee and Yasunori Imai

Yasunori and I joined Steve Durkee for a striper and albie excursion out of the Baldwin Bridge ramp today. We were surprised that the lot was almost empty when we put in a few minutes after 7, given that today was the start of the fall blackfish season.

The albies never showed.

The stripers more […]