The fat girls still like it dirty. The dirtier the better.

Steve & I hit the river in my boat at 6 this morning, to fish until noon.

At 38 degrees, the water was a degree or two warmer than yesterday. It was also a little murkier. We could see a white lure only about 18~20 inches down, as opposed to yesterday’s 2 feet plus. Just […]


I almost missed an opportunity today.

Wasn’t planning on fishing today. Woke up at 4:45AM, because my body apparently didn’t know about my plans to sleep in.

Managed to get back to sleep.

Steve woke me up this morning to show me THIS?

Until my alarm went off at 6:45, anyway. Wait a minute. That’s not my alarm. It’s a […]


For a while this morning, I thought I’d worn out my welcome

Following yesterday’s rain and last night’s deluge, Steve & I were both champing at the bit to get out on the river this morning. A couple trees floated past the launch ramp before we put in, and they were moving pretty fast. Just the way the fat girls like the current. The tide looked to […]


All the way back to tough

Fished with Alex Esmeraldo today, from daybreak until shortly after 10. The effects of the midweek rains have diminished to just about nil. Water clarity, which seems to be the primary problem this year, is back up to 6 to 8 feet. The current is down to next to nothing as well. I had hopes […]


How quickly it turns

Steve and I knew that the great fishing we enjoyed on Wednesday was predicated on the dirty and fast moving water generated by Tuesday’s heavy rain, along with the ensuing snow melt. We also knew — although we didn’t want to admit it to ourselves — that the conditions and the accompanying big fish activity […]