A decent day on the sound

I joined Steve Durkee for a day chasing stripers on Long Island Sound today. As usual, we launched in the lower Connecticut River, but other than a very quick pass on one small stretch of river, we didn’t spend any time or effort there. The run-off from the monsoons to our north a few days […]


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 […]


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 […]


The fishing today was good, mediocre, bad and very good, in that order.

Carl Lovisolo and I launched early today, to catch a couple hours of the outgoing tide. As expected, with the tide running out pretty good, the fish were chewing. And there was no doubt that the hot bite was on a 9″ Slug-Go. We both put a 7″ class bait into the mix, and had […]


Slightly better than last time out

This one (and a lot of others) ate a jerkbait

And by slightly, I mean many magnitudes.

Steve and I hit the river early. Our first couple spots produced some fish, but the action certainly didn’t warm the cockles of our hearts. The water temp seemed surprisingly chilly, given the weather we’ve had the last couple days. The next spot was a good deal warmer. […]