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 […]


Blackjack!

Jimfish and I decided to hit Mudge Pond yesterday.

Jim’s a late riser, and typically likes to get to the lake between 7:30 and 8AM. I prefer being on the water for the morning twilight, which would have meant leaving Jim’s at about 3:40. We started at a compromise time of about 6:30.

When I […]


Getting the new boat salty.

First striper in my new Ranger, and 200th on my old Balsa Bull!

Carl Lovisolo & I launched at the Baldwin Bridge ramp at 6 this morning, and proceeded south to see if I could find a striper or two to get my new bay boat properly christened. Had a solid four hours of incoming and the first hour or so of outgoing before the river started to […]


Got the new rig wet and a little slimy

The Swimfish proved to be the most productive lure of the day, accounting for 4 of our 10 fish.

Jimfish and I dragged the new boat up to Lakeville yesterday. Considering the great conditions we had most of the day (light winds and heavy clouds) we found the fishing tough.

Jim put the first bass in my new boat, about 5 minutes into the day. For the first ninety minutes or so, I was […]


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. […]