Candlewood at the end of June

Solo trip. Wasn’t sure where I was going when I left the house. Initially, I was thinking of Hatch. But I didn’t want to fish shallow and cast at the bank all day. I like fishing deep in the summer.

So I decided on Candlewood.

Air temp at 7:30 in the morning — just under […]


McD on Saturday

Jim's best of the day came cranking a Jumbo Jig up fast from deep water.

Fished Lake McDonough (Compensating Reservoir) with Jimfish on Saturday. We ran a little late heading up there, and expected to be at the tail end of a substantial line of boats waiting for the gates to open at 8AM. We were shocked to find only 2 cars and no boats at all ahead of us […]


As of today’s trip…

46" Fat Girl

…with Alex Esmeraldo, each of the four guys (Alex, Steve Durkee, Carl Lovisolo and Jim Boyne) who made it a point to get me on the water frequently during the 4 months I was boatless, have now been out in the new Ranger at least once. They all have a standing invite for as long […]


Finally, a decent day of striper fishing!

It probably hasn’t really been that long, but it seems like at least a month since my last really productive striper trip.

Steve Durkee and I hit the Connecticut River as well as venturing out into the Sound a bit. I think there was only one place we fished that we didn’t find action. Two […]


Blackjack!

Jimfish and I decided to hit Mudge Pond yesterday.

Jim’s a late riser, and typically likes to get to the lake between 7:30 and 8AM. I prefer being on the water for the morning twilight, which would have meant leaving Jim’s at about 3:40. We started at a compromise time of about 6:30.

When I […]