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 […]


Looking ahead for the Housatonic

The last couple weeks have seen adult sized bluefish and stripers begin to invade the mouth of the Connecticut River for their annual early fall feeding binge. The action seems to have started a bit earlier than normal.

I enjoy the action there, especially because it always seems that for whatever reason, the CTR fish […]


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 […]


Largemouth fishing at Mudge

Carl Lovisolo and I took the new Ranger up to Mudge on Friday. It started out chilly (56!), rainy and with a stiff northerly breeze, and after an hour or so, morphed into a cool (mid 60s), calm, and intermittently drizzly day.

Seemed like perfect conditions for shallow, aggressive bass. I caught my first few […]