Conditions were not quite what I was hoping for…

Over the weekend, the prediction for Tuesday’s weather was warm and windy with heavy rain. Depending on which weather outlet I checked, the projected rainfall total ranged from just under an inch to close to 1.5 inches. I planned my fishing around that forecast, skipping what looked like a very wet and windy day on […]


The Sound was kind to us today

Early on, the topwater bite was great, but eventually, the sun, wind and tide combined to make a jigging approach much more productive.

When Steve Durkee and I launched his boat on the lower Connecticut River this morning, we had no expectations of catching anything in the cold, muddy river. We stopped for a quick check on a couple spots that we marked what may or may not have been bait, but we were hell bent on getting […]


Today was NOT yesterday.

Yesterday… a thing of beauty and joy. Calm. Cloudy. Warm. Bait everywhere. Stripers everywhere. Much chewing. Much happiness.

Today… An ugly mess. Windy. Cloudy. Cold. Bait here and there. Stripers here and there, but nowhere for very long. Little chewing. Much frustration.

Yesterday… fished alone, from 9:30 or so until a little after 3. Caught […]


CTR stripers before the weather turns

The weather is supposed to take a turn for the ugly over the next couple days, but Monday was beautiful, so we had to get out fishing!

Joined Steve Durkee for a Connecticut River excursion. Due to some battery issues, we got a late start. Then we went to a spot where we knew we’d […]


Back in my comfort zone!

Took me a few days to recover from 13 straight days of fishing and dragging the boat all over Western New England and Eastern New York, but I finally got out on the water again today. Timing myself for hassle free launch and retrieval at the Derby Ramp, I didn’t put the boat in the […]