Mixed results today

When Carl Lovisolo & I launched his boat this morning, I had a laundry list of things I wanted to try and places I wanted to check.

Some of those techniques worked well, and some didn’t. Some worked in some of the places I wanted to check, but in other places,we had to revert to […]


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. […]


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 […]


More fun & games on the river

When Steve Durkee and I decided to fish this morning despite knowing we’d be limited to a very short day, we both had a plan.

Extend that topwater bite another day into December.

The best forecast said mid-forties, mostly cloudy, and (most importantly) calm winds. And nasty-ass weather is scheduled to arrive sometime tomorrow, so […]


Another happy day on the CTR

Today is the 152nd day of the year. For what it’s worth, I have fished on 65 of those 152 days. Some people keep telling me I fish too much, but heck, that doesn’t even work out to every other day! The reason this comes up is that today, on the 152nd day of the […]