Knew going in it was going to be tough

Jimfish and I went to Mudge yesterday.

We went with high hopes, but low expectations.

The weather forecast called for mostly sunny, but 15 degrees cooler than Friday, with a stiff Northeast wind. Not a good formula for a successful day on the water.

But instead of mostly sunny, we got completely cloudy — at […]


Largemouth fishing at Mudge

Carl Lovisolo and I took the new Ranger up to Mudge on Friday. It started out chilly (56!), rainy and with a stiff northerly breeze, and after an hour or so, morphed into a cool (mid 60s), calm, and intermittently drizzly day.

Seemed like perfect conditions for shallow, aggressive bass. I caught my first few […]


Hatch – solo

Took a ride to Hatch today. Found 80 degree water that was surprisingly clear. Just a hint of a greenish tint, but a couple feet of visibility, which is a lot for Hatch. The curly leaf pondweed is completely gone, as it is by this time every year, and the milfoil is growing in pretty […]


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 […]