A recovery quicky before the blizzard

Today was the first day I really felt well enough to actually do anything since my bout with food poisoning earlier this week. And this morning was apparently the last window of fishable conditions as the blizzard we are sitting in the middle of now bore down on us. So Alex & I made a […]

Christmas Eve…

I would normally fish on Christmas Eve — a half-day, anyway . But I’ve been down with food poisoning since Monday, and even though the symptoms are rapidly dissipating, I’m not sure I’m in any condition to head out. I guess this year, I’ll just fish vicariously though my winter striper buddies who will all […]

‘Twas the Sunday before Christmas…

…and the stripers were biting pretty good. Maybe not as good at yesterday, but pretty good none the less.

Jim met me at the ramp at 7:15, and we were into fish by 7:30.

After yesterday’s frigid start, Alex said he wasn’t going to launch today until 10AM. He cheated a little and […]

River icing over already?

It’s mid-December, and the tidal Housy was iced over pretty badly already this morning. It’s moving, slightly brackish water, so ice doesn’t form easily. We don’t usually see more than a few random patches of skim ice until after Christmas, and it’s more commonly after New Years before we have ice that needs breaking to […]


Learned today that an old friend passed away last night. Tom Floroski was one of the nicest guys I ever met in the bass fishing world. Just a great fisherman who redefined the word friendly. I can’t ever remember seeing Tom that he didn’t greet me (or anyone else) with a smile.

Tom went to […]