Hit the water with Alex today.

We expected it to be dirtier and moving faster than it was. We also kind of hoped it would be a little less uncomfortable than it was, but you know how that turned out. Coldest feeling 50 degree day I can remember.

We fished from a little before 7 until just about noon. Caught more […]


A little skim ice, plenty of mud, a whole lot of oil, and oh yeah, a bunch of fat girls.

Alex getting ready to put a lip lock on his 2nd fat girl of the day.

The river is slowly clearing from last week’s rain and snow melt, but it’s still off color enough to keep the fat girls chewing a bit. The big deal today though (other than the fishing) was how quickly and how hard yesterday’s oil spill in Waterbury hit the Housatonic.

Regardless of having to wipe it […]


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 […]