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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Back in my comfort zone!

Took me a few days to recover from 13 straight days of fishing and dragging the boat all over Western New England and Eastern New York, but I finally got out on the water again today. Timing myself for hassle free launch and retrieval at the Derby Ramp, I didn’t put the boat in the […]


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 […]