My “Champlain weekend”, 2014

The quotes in the title are because it wasn’t really a weekend, and we spent one day of the trip elsewhere. That’s the drill these days, but we still think of these trips as Champlain weekends.

This trip had some large shoes to fill. It was scheduled to try to match the incredible, post spawn […]


I didn’t hear singing, but…

I definitely heard some throat clearing and a pitch pipe in the background at the lower Connecticut River this morning, so I believe the fat lady is warming up her vocal chords.

There are still some fish in the river. The key word being some. Brother Larry and I fished from 5:30 until 11:30. I […]


Geezers having fun.

I outfished Jimfish today, 14 to 10.

I don’t think he minded at all.

Why would he mind, when he not only got the biggest fish of the day, he got the three biggest, including a certified tank!

We went to Compensating Reservoir (Lake McDonough). Compensating is kind of a runt factory. On a typical […]


Who invited the sun to my party?

The primary difference between this morning and yesterday morning was bright sun and a breeze out of the north vs. light rain, minimal wind and heavy cloud cover. And that made the difference between staying later than planned, and leaving way earlier than planned. The difference between a big smile and a bit of an […]


I don’t even know where to start…

Today was an unusual day on the river. Productive, to be sure. But unusual, nonetheless.

Joey was joining me for the early morning action, but would have to leave at 9 to head for work. If the bite was decent, I intended to head back out after dropping him off at 9.

It was, and […]