2015 Fishing Journal

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Spring is on its way

The snow is melting and the bays are opening up. How long before those stripers start biting? ... Read More
April 1st - Opening Day for Trout

April 1st – Opening Day for Trout

With the winter we have had I think the season is going to be about a month behind. It is never all that good on April 1st, no matter what the preceding winter bestowed.  I think it is the original April Fools joke that we open today. I saw a fellow ... Read More

The Ospreys are back

Long Island NY update: Once the Ospreys are back you know there are fish to be had. This morning I saw one landing on the nest by Sunken Meadow, with a fish in her talons. On the way home there was another in the nest on Asharoken Avenue. Beautiful birds ... Read More

Early Season Caleb Smith State Park

April 8 – Wednesday Up at 5:45 and at the river by 7 on a cold, rainy Long Island day.  I had the park to myself as other would be fishers chose to stay under the covers.  Clarence was at the check-in booth. It was good to see him after ... Read More

Fishing Journal – April 10-11 in the Catskills

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center's Legends Dinner was Friday and Frank Kuttner, long time fly tier and shop owner, was being honored so Chuck Neuner and I decided to go.  I went up earlier hoping to wet a line. The rivers were high, cold and brown with runoff.  I figured ... Read More

Trout Season – Day 15 and counting

April 15 - Trout season is open for 15 days but they have been playing hard to get so far. Early morning proved to be very slow with hardly any fish moving, never mind rising.  Kevin and I covered Beat #6 and #7 thoroughly with streamers, nymphs and even a dry; ... Read More

Nissequogue River

April 29 – Wednesday Finally a warm, sunny day.  I am on the river at 7:00 in the morning, flanked by a bunch of other Long Island Flyrodders and head up to beat 2 and beyond.  Beyond is beat 1 which is not a beat, at least not one they assign.  It is ... Read More

Natchaug River, Connecticut

May 1 – Friday - A bit nervous, this being my first trip with the Long Island Flyrodders. It is a group I have known for a long time and belonged to for the last 3 or 4 years. It is dedicated to group trips to fly fishing destinations, species ... Read More

The Still River, Connecticut

May 2 - Connecticut - French toast for 30 hungry fisherpersons for breakfast. The efficiency of Susan and Howie assisted by Anne Marie and Rich is impressive. Delicious toast as well. The night was a cold one dipping into the 30’s. The tent boys are telling of frozen noses while ... Read More