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 […]


Mud. Debris. Stripers.

Wherever I found baitfish really bunched up in less than 8 to 10 feet of water, there were fish chasing them. (Cell phone screen grab from my Raymarine Dragonfly 7Pro)

Tuesday night’s deluge turned much of the Housatonic the color of coffee with just a touch of milk. It also put every log, branch, pile of leaves, discarded coffee cup and water bottle into motion. And let’s not forget the effluent from Waterbury’s sewage plant disaster coming down the Naugatuck, right into the Housy.

I […]


Back in my comfort zone!

Took me a few days to recover from 13 straight days of fishing and dragging the boat all over Western New England and Eastern New York, but I finally got out on the water again today. Timing myself for hassle free launch and retrieval at the Derby Ramp, I didn’t put the boat in the […]


Back to the sweet side of bassin’

After two days of striper fishing, today, I took Yasunori to Mudge, for a shot at a big largemouth. Overall, the bite wasn’t great, but when you start with one like this, 20 minutes into the day, there’s no way to be disappointed.

That fish, along with a couple more came on the big […]