Compensating, the end is nigh!

No, the end of the world isn’t on the horizon. At least as far as I know. But the end of the season at Compensating Reservoir (aka Lake McDonough) is near.

Very near.

Tomorrow (9/1/14) is the last day the boat launch will be open. Shore fishing doesn’t close, but ahhh… I don’t shore fish […]


Geezers working too damned hard.

Jimfish and I were a couple really busy geezers today.

We put the boat in the water at Tyler Pond just after 6:30 this morning, after waiting almost 10 minutes for the guy who had the entire ramp blocked putting his canoe in the water and loading his gear into it. If this guy took […]


And now for something completely different…

The last time I messed around with salt water was my last striper trip to the mouth of the Connecticut River, exactly 2 months ago. Today, I joined my buddy Steve (Double Header) Durkee for a trip on Long Island Sound. Fishing on 8/24 was a whole lot better than it was on 6/24. As […]


A visit to the pickerel grounds.

Started elsewhere, but the fish there were not in a cooperative mood, so along about 9:30 in the morning, I called it and split for Lakeville.

Typical Lakeville bass from today

Fished there from about 10AM until 4:30. Given the conditions I was faced with, I looked for some active, aggressive fish in shallower […]


Relaxing day on the water.

Yeah, it was relaxing alright. Hardly got bothered by any fish at all.

All right, that was a tongue in cheek description of today’s fishing. Ryan Adams and I had an OK day on the water at East Twin Lake. Caught 12 keepers and a handful of small bass, along with just a few pickerel […]