2018 Fishing Journal

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
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
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 … Read More
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