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. […]

Better than your average Saturday

Maybe it was because of the opening of trout season.

Maybe the early morning air temp in the mid thirties had something to do with it.

Perhaps it was the sustained 15 to 20 mph northwest winds in the forecast for the day.

Whatever the reasons, for a sunny, weekend in April, the tidal Housy […]

Yesterday would have felt like a great day, if it wasn’t for…

If it wasn’t for the previous day, yesterday would have felt like an exceptional day on the river. The water temp actually hit 41 and stayed there. The fish — including the keeper sized fish — were active and the weather was reasonably comfortable with negligible winds and air temps in the fifties.

Steve Durkee […]

The winds were “variable” today.

Our last keeper in the boat came at 6:17 and went 30-1/2

When we launched Steve’s boat in the dark this morning, we knew the calm winds wouldn’t last, and we were glad to be getting out ahead of the wind. And we were glad we did, as we had a great flurry of big fish activity before a wind about twice as strong as the worst […]

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 […]