Hit the water with Alex today.

We expected it to be dirtier and moving faster than it was. We also kind of hoped it would be a little less uncomfortable than it was, but you know how that turned out. Coldest feeling 50 degree day I can remember.

We fished from a little before 7 until just about noon. Caught more […]

It was cold out there yesterday.

The forecast called for low forties with no wind to speak of, and rain in the afternoon.

We got low thirties with no wind to speak of and snow in the morning. And ice in the guides as long as we were out there.

Steve and I launched his boat around daybreak and headed down […]

A little skim ice, plenty of mud, a whole lot of oil, and oh yeah, a bunch of fat girls.

Alex getting ready to put a lip lock on his 2nd fat girl of the day.

The river is slowly clearing from last week’s rain and snow melt, but it’s still off color enough to keep the fat girls chewing a bit. The big deal today though (other than the fishing) was how quickly and how hard yesterday’s oil spill in Waterbury hit the Housatonic.

Regardless of having to wipe it […]

The river wasn’t quite as ice free as expected

Skim ice was pretty much shore-to-shore when Alex and I launched his boat just before 7 this morning, and for the first couple hours, 90% of our fishing was done with the line straight up and down through small openings in the ice, as it was pretty much impossible to cast. Kind of like […]

Three weeks later…

Due to the weather, I had not been able to get out fishing since Christmas Eve. But we saw a narrow window of potentially prime conditions between daybreak and eleven this morning, and headed out to take advantage of it.

The forecast called for temps near 60 at 6AM, falling to below freezing by noon, […]