The good, the bad and the ugly

The weekend was definitely the ugly. As reported earlier, Saturday was the first double skunking I can recall on winter stripers. The fishing was bad. The weather was worse.

The bad (weather) continued Sunday, and a trip to a favorite bass pond with longtime fishing buddy Jim (Jimfish) Boyne proved to be exactly as productive […]


I’m sure there’s an appropriate cliche for today…

…but I just can’t put my finger on it.

I got some reports of decent fishing in the river on Wednesday. Then Steve went out Thursday and had his best day of 2012 so far. Not “Steve great”, but a whole lot better than it’s been. So we made plans for go today and see […]


And now for something completely different…

The striper fishing’s been tough.

And there’s no ice to speak of on many of the lakes.

Drop shot largemouth in February!

So Alex & I decided to stop at Zoar on the way to the river this morning, and give the largemouth a shot before heading down to the Housy for schoolies.

We […]


Challenging. Very challenging.

The word from the Housy all week was that the fishing was beyond tough. Lots of fish stacked up, but they just couldn’t be tempted to bite. A fish or two a day seemed to be the norm for guys who got out this week.

Neither one of us did verry good, but Alex […]


Brutal conditions and mediocre results? Yep, it’s February.

But it was still better than not fishing.

I think.

Original plans were for Alex to pick me up at 6:30.

I was getting dressed when he texted me with the current temp.

Sixteen. Heat wave up the hill where Alex lives. It was 14 at my house.

We decided that 7:30 might be a […]