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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Dirty water!

Here's a clear shot of the dirty Naugatuck's mud line along the East bank of the Housy.

The river was dirty today, my friends.

Even though conditions bordered on brutal with near freezing temps and a strong and persistent North wind, Alex and I went fishing anyway. We were hoping that last night’s intense rain squalls lasted long enough somewhere up stream, to muddy up the river. And it did!

We fished […]