Tom’s Blog

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Take some kids fishing

Take some kids fishing

August 31 - Northport – Chris and the boys came out fishing today. I picked them up at the town dock, CJ and Sean along with Dad. They were well provisioned and ready for some fish. A few weeks ago at Lake George they did pretty well off the dock; ... Read More
Adirondack Bassing

Adirondack Bassing

August 13 – 16 – Raquette Lake, NY – Joe is a good guy. I enjoy fishing with him whether on a stream or lake. Trout or bass. Last year I didn’t get up to the Adirondacks which I try to do at least once each year. This year we ... Read More
August doesn't need to be dull...

August doesn’t need to be dull…

August 6, 2018 – Connetquot - It was hot yesterday. So hot we didn’t even try to go out in the boat. Stayed in the A/C all day. Today is to be even hotter but I had committed to be a river helper for the Project Healing Waters folks ... Read More
Summertime

Summertime

Some rambling Journal entries: July 14, 2018 – Northport – The boat could use some gas and water. I took the fly rod out and worked a few spots before heading to the gas dock. I had some hits and a porgy in the boat, a small one. I had ... Read More
Another Letter to Mack - West End 2

Another Letter to Mack – West End 2

July 13, Friday – Jones Beach - Hey Mack, Hope all is well on your end. A friend of mine lives in our old town (but in the village). He is one of the trout guys who also enjoys surf casting. I went with him last year and we went ... Read More
Catskills in Late June

Catskills in Late June

June 24, Sunday – I slept in and headed upstate at 9:30. No need to get up there early, especially while nursing a cold. Traffic was a breeze getting me to Roscoe in 3 hours. I checked in to the Roscoe Motel, room #8, which looks out on the Upper ... Read More
Father's Day

Father’s Day

On November 22, 1969 Dad turned 49. Two days later he was dead. I was 22 and my first son turned 1 that day. It is something that you don’t recover from, rather you incorporate it into your life, your story. It is just another event, another fact that is ... Read More
Catskills in June

Catskills in June

June 7 – Monticello, NY - Last April I was supposed to go to the Neversink with Joe and Mike to scout some new locations on the river which offers so many different faces to those who investigate. Joe and Mike went, enduring the cold and left over river ice, ... Read More
Atlantic Salmon & Hockey?

Atlantic Salmon & Hockey?

It is June and the Stanley Cup is underway. At the same time, the Atlantic Salmon have begun to enter the rivers of Eastern Canada. What is the common denominator? Jim Lorentz! He has a Stanley Cup to his credit and has spent his life fishing for Atlantic Salmon. ... Read More
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