Back to the River

After yesterday’s fun fest on the Connecticut River, all three of us — myself, Steve Durkee and Yasunori Imai — were good with a return trip.

Once again, the topwater bite was on fire early, and when the current dropped at the turn of the tide and the topwater bite subsided, fishing the same areas […]


CTR with Steve Durkee and Yasunori Imai

Yasunori and I joined Steve Durkee for a striper and albie excursion out of the Baldwin Bridge ramp today. We were surprised that the lot was almost empty when we put in a few minutes after 7, given that today was the start of the fall blackfish season.

The albies never showed.

The stripers more […]


Rub-a-dub-dub

Carl hooked up. Again.

Three men in a tub.

They were joined in the tub (for quick visits only) by way too many fish to even think about counting.

Carl Lovisolo and I joined Steve Durkee for a Connecticut River/Long Island Sound trip yesterday.

It started early with a triple header striper hookup within minutes after shutting down the […]


Bluefish — It’s a love-hate thing.

Yellow Eyed Devil

Yellow Eyed Devil

Some days, I hate the yellow eyed devils.

But when they are biting on top, it’s easy to love the beasts, too.

Sure, they shred your plastics. Bite you off. Blow up on a lure a half dozen times and bite it down to a nub without making contact with the […]


As of today’s trip…

46" Fat Girl

…with Alex Esmeraldo, each of the four guys (Alex, Steve Durkee, Carl Lovisolo and Jim Boyne) who made it a point to get me on the water frequently during the 4 months I was boatless, have now been out in the new Ranger at least once. They all have a standing invite for as long […]