2017 Fishing Journal

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

2017 Fishing Journal coming soon! I am looking forward to opening day. April 1st for trout - a bit later for stripers, fluke and so on. Sure, you can fish now in some rivers and the salty gang can go get some cod, but I like the tradition of April ... Read More
The Ospreys are back!

The Ospreys are back!

April 2 - Northport, NY A sure sign of the saltwater season getting underway is when these fish eating hawks arrive, usually in pairs. They reclaim their nest and begin to hunt for fish.  They wouldn't be here if the fish weren't. Just to verify this truth there have been ... Read More
Catch of the day

Catch of the day

April 5 - Caleb Smith State Park I thought I was smart to get a good beat, early in the morning, a day after the park is closed.  Fish should all be rested, hungry and cooperative. Weather report was for clear skies and sunshine with temperature in the near 60's ... Read More
Two Headed Trout?

Two Headed Trout?

April 8 - 9  Roscoe NY Why go up so early in the season?  You know it is going to be cold and nasty, the water will be between 37 and 42 degrees, the fish will be comatose. Well, it isn't always about catching fish, is it? Joe and I ... Read More
Earth Day

Earth Day

April 20 – 22 – Roscoe We did some fishing which I will cover below but first: Earth Day I remember the first one in 1970. We have come a long way since then.  No more burning rivers or raw sewage in our streams. The soot no longer covers the ... Read More
Little Falls on the Bushkill

What Rain?

May 5 - 7 - Poconos and Catskills We started on the Shohola Creek and then moved to the Bushkill as Tom gave us a tour of the area.  Torrential rains were predicted and the morning was wet.  The rest of the weekend was tolerable. The streams were high but clear ... Read More
The Mother's Day Hatch

The Mother’s Day Hatch

May 9 - 12, 2017 - Catskills Mother's Day was always the marker for our Hendrickson trip (the week before or after). Year after year we would go and all too often were met with high water, cold conditions, no bugs and few fish. I am hoping that this year ... Read More
'tween the Hatches

‘tween the Hatches

May 23 - 25 - Catskills Third week in May is when the Hendricksons are over and the March Browns are just beginning. It is a time when both the fish and the fishermen are scratching their heads wondering what is going on. It’s between hatches and as a stage ... Read More
Last one for today

Lost Lure

June 5 – Eatons Neck I get emails from Dennis keeping me up to date on the saltwater fishing. Fluke, some blues and small stripers are around.  He tells me to bring my new rod down tonight, Friday.  I am hesitant about using the new outfit, I don’t know why, ... Read More
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