Slightly better than last time out

This one (and a lot of others) ate a jerkbait

And by slightly, I mean many magnitudes.

Steve and I hit the river early. Our first couple spots produced some fish, but the action certainly didn’t warm the cockles of our hearts. The water temp seemed surprisingly chilly, given the weather we’ve had the last couple days. The next spot was a good deal warmer. […]


Early confusion didn’t spoil the day.

After taking yesterday off, Steve & I had plans to hit the river again this morning. Since our best bite has been during the first hour or so following daybreak, we have been starting right around 6AM, and that’s what today’s plan called for.

The alarm went of shortly before five, and I sprang out […]


The fat girls still like it dirty. The dirtier the better.

Steve & I hit the river in my boat at 6 this morning, to fish until noon.

At 38 degrees, the water was a degree or two warmer than yesterday. It was also a little murkier. We could see a white lure only about 18~20 inches down, as opposed to yesterday’s 2 feet plus. Just […]


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 […]


Today’s fishing was more satisfying for some than for others.

I needed a fresh water fix, and Jimfish was available, so we headed for Mudge Pond this morning. Between the sketchy launch possibilities for my boat with the lake level up, and the 4 trailers that were there ahead of us, we decided to skip Mudge and head for the-lake-whose-name-shall-not-be-mentioned. We put the boat in […]