Ill advised trip to Lakeville

Not sure what possessed me to go fishing to a lake that’s effectively electric only with the forecast calling for 15 to 20 mph winds. But that’s what we did today.

Turned out, the wind wasn’t an issue. It blew, but at least while we were out (8AM to 2:30PM) nothing like the forecast called […]


Back to the sweet side of bassin’

After two days of striper fishing, today, I took Yasunori to Mudge, for a shot at a big largemouth. Overall, the bite wasn’t great, but when you start with one like this, 20 minutes into the day, there’s no way to be disappointed.

That fish, along with a couple more came on the big […]


The “Champlain Trip” with Yasunori Imai

Thirty years ago, Yasunori Imai — a Japanese bass angler and long-time fan of my work in various outdoor publications as far back as the ’70s — came to the U.S. to fish with me and with Tom Seward, who wrote in some of the same publications I used to in those days.

This October, […]


Lost weekend

I had a few chores scheduled for Saturday that kept me off the water.

I understand the bass bit well in fresh water on Saturday, and so did just about everything in the salt.

No to worry. I’d give ’em hell on Sunday.

Yeah — right.

Sunday morning found Jimfish and I at Mudge. Started […]


Strange, strange day

Awfully foggy at still-dark-thirty when I left to pick up Jimfish for the ride up to East Twin Lake yesterday morning. As in very tough driving foggy.

Foggy most of the way up there, and on the water, too. When we launch just after 7, we are the only boat on the lake.

Heavy fog, […]