2019 Fishing Journal

2019

2019

Its that time of year when we get to reflect on the past and dream of the future while enjoying the day. I wish all of you the very best for the new year and hope you get to wet a line a few more times than you did last … Read More
Table of Contents to over 300 fishing posts

Table of Contents to over 300 fishing posts

You know how you can click on a link to a web page and then before you get to the content there are a bunch of ads that if you as much as look at them, they take you to an ad you didn’t want to see? I hate that … Read More
First Fish of the Year

First Fish of the Year

The year began with the Edison Fly Fishing Show …which I did not attend but my books were there. Then the Casting Clinics at Connetquot (didn’t go due to snow) and Caleb Smith (which I attended). The LI Fly Fishing Expo was last week and LITU sold over 27 of … Read More
April 2019 – Opening Week

April 2019 – Opening Week

A busy week! Here on Long Island there are places we can fish all year long but tradition and the NYS DEC open all trout fishing on April 1st. That is when the stocked ponds and rivers can be crowded with hopeful and hearty anglers. A happy time for all … Read More
Fish where the fish are...

Fish where the fish are…

April 18, 2019 – Caleb Smith State Park I had hoped to fish with LIFR on Monday but it was nasty out. Today isn’t supposed to be great weather either but I head to Caleb Smith for the afternoon session anyway. It is cloudy with rain threatening and a big … Read More
Catskills, Early May

Catskills, Early May

May 3 – 5 A night or two ago I had a difficult time lying in bed. An old injury revisited my neck, a pinched nerve? Bulging disc? Something. It wasn’t too bad and Sue put some salve on it. I left for the Catskills on Friday, early. This was … Read More
First Brookie for the New Guy

First Brookie for the New Guy

June 3 – Connetquot with PHW A nice day, cool but not cold …with low humidity. The river is very full. Deeper than I ever remember it. One wonders if they raised the dam. I fished with Dave and Dan. Dan landed the first fish – a good size rainbow … Read More
Catskill Brooks and Brookies

Catskill Brooks and Brookies

June 7 – 9 – Catskills Annual LITU weekend at the Riverside Friday – I met TLo, Joe, Mike and Luke on the Willow. The main river and back waters all very different configurations. Jerry would not recognize the place. Once deep runs are filled with rock, canopy gone, islands … Read More
Mid July on the Conny

Mid July on the Conny

Connetquot I think I was the first on the river. Two deer were grazing by the gate at Beat 16. I haven’t seen deer in the park for some time although there was a young buck, his spikes in velvet in the field across from the barns this morning, as … Read More
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