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 […]


McD on Saturday

Jim's best of the day came cranking a Jumbo Jig up fast from deep water.

Fished Lake McDonough (Compensating Reservoir) with Jimfish on Saturday. We ran a little late heading up there, and expected to be at the tail end of a substantial line of boats waiting for the gates to open at 8AM. We were shocked to find only 2 cars and no boats at all ahead of us […]


Got the new rig wet and a little slimy

The Swimfish proved to be the most productive lure of the day, accounting for 4 of our 10 fish.

Jimfish and I dragged the new boat up to Lakeville yesterday. Considering the great conditions we had most of the day (light winds and heavy clouds) we found the fishing tough.

Jim put the first bass in my new boat, about 5 minutes into the day. For the first ninety minutes or so, I was […]


To the sweetwater!

Jimfish's pond boat ready to take on the day.

Here it is the middle of April and I’ve been so preoccupied chasing stripers that until today, I hadn’t been fishing for freshwater bass. Figured it was time to change that, so I joined Jimfish for a day on the pond.

With bass likely in early prespawn mode and some pretty strong winds forecast for […]


Champlain, like it’s supposed to be!

I’ve been hearing and reading that the fishing at Lake Champlain — my favorite place to fish — has been off this year. The three days I just spent there fishing with my son Tom, it was anything but. In fact, I’d call it spectacular!

We try to spend the weekend closest to Tom’s birthday […]