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 […]


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 […]


Fishing with Jimfish

Housy on 12/1

Jimfish and I hit the Housy on Friday morning, and had what has lately become the typical striper day. Almost 350 schoolies, but no keepers. Despite the wind and bright sun, we did catch a couple dozen of them on topwater, so that added to the fun. No keepers, so no pictures, […]


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 […]