Mixed results today

When Carl Lovisolo & I launched his boat this morning, I had a laundry list of things I wanted to try and places I wanted to check.

Some of those techniques worked well, and some didn’t. Some worked in some of the places I wanted to check, but in other places,we had to revert to […]


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. […]


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 […]


They keep you on your toes, these fish do.

All signs pointed to another banner day on the water today.

The river was still high, fast and muddy, and the water temp has finally gotten above 44 degrees. But early on, you wouldn’t know that conditions were favorable by the results Steve Durkee and I were getting. It took us a while to find […]


There are lousy days and there are good days.

Yesterday was one of the good ones.

Like one of the goodest ones we’ve seen in a while.

It was calm.

The air temps were comfortable.

And the river as muddy and ripping.

Everybody was catching fish. Most everybody was catching some big ones.

Carl Lovisolo and I had a fun day throwing 7″ Fin-S […]