From stupendous to so-so in less than 2 days.

It’s not like Steve, Dave & I didn’t catch fish today. But it sure was a let down after the way Steve & I caught them on Thursday.

Thursday. Seems like just a couple days ago that we left them in a fish-every-cast kind of feeding frenzy. Oh, wait. It was two days ago. A […]


Conventional angling wisdom, once again proves to be bunk.

Conventional angling wisdom suggests that yesterday afternoon and evening’s massive rainstorm would pretty much destroy the bite in any river system, and it might take several days — maybe even a week — to recover. I’ve challenged conventional angling wisdom time and again over my fishing lifetime, and more often than not, been happy with […]


Half-way betwixt fantastic and horrible on the Housy.

I’ve always wanted an excuse to use the word betwixt. So now that that’s out of the way, lets get on to the fishing report.

For reasons neither of us is entirely clear about, Steve Durkee and I chose the lower Housy over the mouth of the Connecticut to try for some stripers today. We’ve […]


And then came Saturday to spoil the fun.

Striper fishing yesterday was so good I really wanted to go again today.

Set up a trip with a buddy who hasn’t been fishing with me this year. Joe said he’d be happy to go to the Connecticut River, but felt we didn’t need to drive that far, since he’s been smoking them this week […]


A good day for a recovery

Been down for a week with bronchitis and a sinus infection. Haven’t even been out of the house, never mind out fishing. Started feeling quite a bit better, so yesterday afternoon, I proclaimed myself cured. There was a bit of disagreement among the members of the household, but I stood my ground, and made plans […]