2018 Fishing Journal

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
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, fishing … Read More
Slow start to the season

Slow start to the season

Slow start to the fishing season in both the salt and the sweet. I was hoping to be on the Beaverkill this week and hit the Willow as well. The high water and continuing rains (flood!) made me change plans. Looks like I will miss the Hendricksons this year. With … Read More
Nissequogue Opener

Nissequogue Opener

April 4 – Caleb Smith Hunter and I fish the salt every year but he hasn’t been trout fishing with me since he caught his first trout on a fly – we were on Mongaup Creek. That was a bunch of years ago. I told him we can keep a … Read More
First week of April

First week of April

April 3 – Connetquot The weather is dicey and I think about going back to bed and then say “What the heck.” I look on the traffic channel and the roads are all good. I went fishing. Took beat 15 and worked from lower 16 to upper 14. It’s a … Read More
Between the Nor'easter's

Between the Nor’easter’s

March 19, Connetquot After a busy weekend and another successful LI Fly Fishing Expo (Thanks to Tony, Ken, Jeff, Chris, Stu, Mike’s R & P, and so many more) we are expecting yet another blow. Our 4th Nor’easter in as many weeks. The beaches are going away and the inlets … Read More
Project Healing Waters on the Conny

Project Healing Waters on the Conny

March 5 – ConnetquotPHW – 35 degrees and strong winds. The river about a foot high due to the storm. The rock diverters are under water. Although the storm created some problems, it is giving the river a good flushing. Now let’s see what it did to the … Read More
Fly Fishing Clinic

Fly Fishing Clinic

Every March for as long as I can remember – well since the 70’s anyway – LITU has been holding free clinics to introduce folks to fly fishing. We cover the basic equipment, streams, fish and casting techniques. People come and bring their significant others or their kids, buddies often … Read More
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