Team Geezer reunion on the CTR

One of the original members of Team Geezer — Chris King — is visiting family in Connecticut this week, and took the opportunity to join me for a little striper action on the Connecticut River on Friday.

The stripers weren’t very cooperative, but early on, the bluefish were.

Once the fog burnt off and the […]


Bluefish — It’s a love-hate thing.

Yellow Eyed Devil

Yellow Eyed Devil

Some days, I hate the yellow eyed devils.

But when they are biting on top, it’s easy to love the beasts, too.

Sure, they shred your plastics. Bite you off. Blow up on a lure a half dozen times and bite it down to a nub without making contact with the […]


Mixed doubles

On Saturday, my son-in-law, Jim Jaffe joined me for a morning on the lower Connecticut River for a mixed topwater bag of blues and stripers.

We wasted most of the first hour, as I misjudged both the height and the speed of the tide and how quickly it and the strong north wind were pushing […]


Let the chewing commence

Last fish of the day

Steve Durkee and I hit the Connecticut River this morning, and had a great 90 minutes or thereabouts, followed by a decent few hours, before deteriorating into an hour or so of trying to catch fish in death valley, before we decided to call it a morning and head for the ramp.

The tail end […]


Quick Tuesday trip to Branford

Fishing wasn’t great. Not horrible, really, but not great.

Weather report called for mid 80s with a light breeze, increasing to 10 mph by morning’s end. We got a 70 degree early AM with heavy wind, followed by the most stifling hot, humid, dead still air day can remember on the Sound.

We got some […]