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 […]


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 […]


As of today’s trip…

46" Fat Girl

…with Alex Esmeraldo, each of the four guys (Alex, Steve Durkee, Carl Lovisolo and Jim Boyne) who made it a point to get me on the water frequently during the 4 months I was boatless, have now been out in the new Ranger at least once. They all have a standing invite for as long […]


Finally, a decent day of striper fishing!

It probably hasn’t really been that long, but it seems like at least a month since my last really productive striper trip.

Steve Durkee and I hit the Connecticut River as well as venturing out into the Sound a bit. I think there was only one place we fished that we didn’t find action. Two […]