Was today the last hurrah for the Housy?

Steve and I had planned to fish the Connecticut River today, as it seemed to us that the action in the Housy had fallen way off toward the end of last week. But with the prediction for heavy rain combined with 20-plus winds out of the east, we opted for the narrower and more protected […]


Sun, sun and more sun.

On Tuesday, I fished with Steve Durkee. It was sunny, and our two keepers both came before the sun got over the treeline on the eastern horizon. A lot of moving and experimenting kept us on fish most of the time, but the bite was anything but hot.

Hey Carl, that’s not a striper!

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Something’s a little off in the Housy

And that something is the water temperature. Seems like about 10 days ago, the water temp flirted with 60 for a day or two, and may have actually broken that mark for about 15 minute late one sunny afternoon.

Today, the water temperature was a solid 54~55 degrees, even after the air temp had been […]


The fishing today was good, mediocre, bad and very good, in that order.

Carl Lovisolo and I launched early today, to catch a couple hours of the outgoing tide. As expected, with the tide running out pretty good, the fish were chewing. And there was no doubt that the hot bite was on a 9″ Slug-Go. We both put a 7″ class bait into the mix, and had […]


Well that was an odd day on the water

The burning boat came to rest at the mouth of the Far Mill River, near Sikorsky Aircraft. Photo from the Shelton Herald.

Today started out pretty tough for Carl Lovisolo and myself. Everywhere we went, we had fish looking at our topwater offerings, swirling behind them, or just following them to the boat without making any kind of a move on them.

Oh, we caught some as we moved from spot to spot. Mostly small, but with […]