Conditions were not quite what I was hoping for…

Over the weekend, the prediction for Tuesday’s weather was warm and windy with heavy rain. Depending on which weather outlet I checked, the projected rainfall total ranged from just under an inch to close to 1.5 inches. I planned my fishing around that forecast, skipping what looked like a very wet and windy day on […]


Interesting day on the Housy

Launched for a solo excursion at 7:45 this morning. Since Tuesday’s “move after 10 fish without a keeper” game plan didn’t put me in contact with anything of note, today I went with a new strategy. Only check areas where I have a big fish history, and when I find something interesting, put the i-Pilot […]


As much fun as two guys can have on the river without catching a keeper

Steve and I dropped my boat into the Housatonic at high tide Tuesday morning. My plan was to fish each school or pod of fish that looked promising, and if one of us got to 10 fish without either of us catching a keeper or a fish close to keeper size, to move on, looking […]


Giving the cold water largemouth a shot

After a whole lot of years of fishing it, the tree at the left of the WiFish image from my Dragonfly Probably has a bigger and better assortment of my 1 ounce jigs buried in its limbs than I have in my tackle bag!

Every year, I try to make one or two late season trips to fish for largemouth in either Zoar or Lillinonah when the water gets into the low forties. I had a short window open to fish on Saturday, and the weather forecast was certainly amicable, so I gave Jimfish a shout and set it […]


Finally…

We found some fish that had actually swum the gauntlet of the oyster army and the dredging boats and made it into the Housy!

Before today, it had seemed like the only way we could catch fish when we hit the Housatonic this fall involved running out of the the river into the Sound, or […]