Now that was a little more like it!

Alex & I shared a much better day on the river today, but to be honest, if we hadn’t gotten out early we might not have caught all that much. We were on the water just after 7AM, and didn’t see another boat until almost 8, and after that one it was closer to 9 […]


Not really what we’d hoped for…

A handful of our fish today came on the Chandelierious™. Note that only one bait — the one the fish bit — has a hook.

But maybe it was us.

In the wake of the snowmelt and the rains Thursday and Friday, the Housy had some color to it. But the weather was mild (upper […]


Sad news

It was just about a year ago that I wrote a blog entry about my good friend Tony Bean’s latest smallmouth book.

Tony passed on yesterday, way too young.

Tony was a long time friend. We met in the early 80s when we both worked on a book project for the Hunting and Fishing […]


Lost weekend confirmed.

Derby boat ramp, 1/22

Took a ride this morning to see if there was any way we could get out. This is the Derby boat ramp. Not nearly as much snow there as at home (6″ as opposed to 10-plus) but still unusable. lots of footprints — animal and human alike — leading down […]


Lookin’ like a lost weekend.

This was supposed to be 3 to 4 inches.

It’s 11:30 on Saturday morning, and we’re eight or nine inches into the predicted 3 to 4 inch snowfall. It’s snowing even harder now than earlier.

Damn.

Until last night, I had hoped to be able to get on the river today. Hah!

Steve & […]