Tom’s Blog

Welcome to my blog.  Here are some of the latest stories …

West Point meets PHW and the LI Flyrodders

West Point meets PHW and the LI Flyrodders

November 11, 2018 – Connetquot 11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month, the war to end all wars ended. It has become a day we recognize and honor veterans, remembering those who have served in all the wars since that war. It is also a day that we gather with veterans ... Read More
Silver Trout

Silver Trout

November 2, 2017 Congratulations to my friend and fishing partner Joe Odierna (on the left) who has been awarded Long Island Trout Unlimited's Silver Trout. The recognition is for outstanding service to the cause of protecting, preserving and restoring our cold water fisheries. He has been especially generous in his ... Read More
Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

October 31, 2018 – Halloween in Northport Nothing too scary here. I am taking Jas and friends Mike and Mike out fishing for Stripers and the gas is low, or so I thought, and I don’t want to worry about it tomorrow. I went out to fill it up. I ... Read More
The Three Amigos!

The Three Amigos!

October 29, 2018 – Northport – It was exactly one year ago the three of us were together, fishing for stripers. It was the day Gary caught a nice 31 inch striped bass on a bunker colored popper off the Centerport Wall. Conditions were warm and calm with an incoming ... Read More
A good day on the Bay

A good day on the Bay

October 26, 2018 – Northport – Air temperature 48 degrees, water is at 53 – dropping each day as fall takes hold of our hemisphere. Bass in the bay are on the move, the question is always “where”, and then “when” is important too. As we come out of the ... Read More
A Cast in the Woods

A Cast in the Woods

A Cast in the Woods is a new book by Stephen Sautner, author of Fish On Fish Off (find it in the Reading Room). I have a kinship with Stephen, even though we have yet to meet. We love similar things including fly fishing, although he is more of a ... Read More
Cool Water Means Active Bass

Cool Water Means Active Bass

October 23, 2018 – Northport - October is the month for chasing fish on the surface, Bass and Albies along with some Blues, although they have been mysteriously absent except for the cocktail variety. Last week the water temperature was still near 70 which the Albies seem to like but ... Read More
Albies - Here today, there tomorrow

Albies – Here today, there tomorrow

October 9, Smithtown Bay – We have been trying to get out together all summer and it finally happened. Walter, Dennis and I – all members in good standing of the unofficial Eatons Neck Fishing Club. I picked them up at Hobart dock, rickety as it is, and with the ... Read More
Friends of Connetquot Outing

Friends of Connetquot Outing

October 5, 2018 – Connetquot – It is the Annual Friends of Connetquot Outing, a fundraiser; a day on the river with a lunch donated by the Snapper Inn (Butternut Squash Soup being the featured event with a homemade cake by Rita for dessert). When Ed Kelleher and Joe Mikulas ... Read More
Loading...