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 […]


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 […]


Was today the last hurrah for the Housy?

Steve and I had planned to fish the Connecticut River today, as it seemed to us that the action in the Housy had fallen way off toward the end of last week. But with the prediction for heavy rain combined with 20-plus winds out of the east, we opted for the narrower and more protected […]


Better than your average Saturday

Maybe it was because of the opening of trout season.

Maybe the early morning air temp in the mid thirties had something to do with it.

Perhaps it was the sustained 15 to 20 mph northwest winds in the forecast for the day.

Whatever the reasons, for a sunny, weekend in April, the tidal Housy […]


In the drizzle.

It’s Tuesday, so Steve & I hit the Housy this morning, despite what was predicted to be an all day, on and off rain. It turned out to be more of a drizzle than a real rain, but there was a lot more on to the rain than there was off.

At least the wind […]