Interesting day on the Housy

Jimfish and I took a ride down the Housatonic this morning, to see what we could find. Due to the current condition of the Derby ramp, I didn’t want to launch until the tide was somewhere in the general vicinity of the end of the pavement, so we didn’t actually get on the water until […]


The Sound was kind to us today

Early on, the topwater bite was great, but eventually, the sun, wind and tide combined to make a jigging approach much more productive.

When Steve Durkee and I launched his boat on the lower Connecticut River this morning, we had no expectations of catching anything in the cold, muddy river. We stopped for a quick check on a couple spots that we marked what may or may not have been bait, but we were hell bent on getting […]


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 […]


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 […]


Got the new rig wet and a little slimy

The Swimfish proved to be the most productive lure of the day, accounting for 4 of our 10 fish.

Jimfish and I dragged the new boat up to Lakeville yesterday. Considering the great conditions we had most of the day (light winds and heavy clouds) we found the fishing tough.

Jim put the first bass in my new boat, about 5 minutes into the day. For the first ninety minutes or so, I was […]