Two days that looked similar but couldn’t have been more different, fishwise.


Steve Durkee and I hit the river early Friday morning, and I was rewarded with a 31 inch keeper during the morning twilight period. Caught a few more fish in that area, but nothing that was going to keep us there for very long. We soon started a milk run of spots with a […]

Slightly better than last time out

This one (and a lot of others) ate a jerkbait

And by slightly, I mean many magnitudes.

Steve and I hit the river early. Our first couple spots produced some fish, but the action certainly didn’t warm the cockles of our hearts. The water temp seemed surprisingly chilly, given the weather we’ve had the last couple days. The next spot was a good deal warmer. […]

I think I’m slipping

Alex Esmeraldo and I have been fishing the tidal Housy on Easter morning for 10 years or so. Last year was the first time I can recall that there were other boats on the river with us. To the best of my recollection there were two.

Today, I counted 9 trailers at the Derby Ramp […]

Another day on the river

Steve Durkee and I hit the Housy today. Water temps as low as 45 and as high as 49. Clarity 6 to 8 feet up river, 3 to 5 feet down below Rte 1. Yes, we covered a lot of water today.

We caught in excess of 100 fish between us, but only 1 keeper, […]

Just when you think you’re on to something…

After putting 150 fish including 26 keepers into the boat yesterday, and enjoying topwater action all morning, Steve Durkee and I thought we had their number, and were looking for bigger and better things today.

We launched just before daybreak, and gave Carl Lovisolo’s partner Patrick, a ride out to Carl’s boat. Steve put the […]