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, […]


Giving the cold water largemouth a shot

After a whole lot of years of fishing it, the tree at the left of the WiFish image from my Dragonfly Probably has a bigger and better assortment of my 1 ounce jigs buried in its limbs than I have in my tackle bag!

Every year, I try to make one or two late season trips to fish for largemouth in either Zoar or Lillinonah when the water gets into the low forties. I had a short window open to fish on Saturday, and the weather forecast was certainly amicable, so I gave Jimfish a shout and set it […]


Back to the sweet side of bassin’

After two days of striper fishing, today, I took Yasunori to Mudge, for a shot at a big largemouth. Overall, the bite wasn’t great, but when you start with one like this, 20 minutes into the day, there’s no way to be disappointed.

That fish, along with a couple more came on the big […]


A non-typical day at Lakeville

Jim's best fish came off a deep, sand grass flat.

Based on history, if I had to pick one technique to rely on at Lakeville, I wouldn’t hesitate to pick a drop shot rig.

If the day I had to make this theoretical choice was yesterday, I’d probably have come in empty handed. Unless I was specifically targeted big pickerel; Then the drop shot would […]


Knew going in it was going to be tough

Jimfish and I went to Mudge yesterday.

We went with high hopes, but low expectations.

The weather forecast called for mostly sunny, but 15 degrees cooler than Friday, with a stiff Northeast wind. Not a good formula for a successful day on the water.

But instead of mostly sunny, we got completely cloudy — at […]