Camping & Fishing

I was finally able to get away for a weekend of camping & fishing on the Farmington River. I used to live close enough to the Farmy to fish it almost daily during the season, but now it requires a day trip or overnight to really enjoy the experience and have a reasonable amount of time on […]

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A Grand Slam On The Still River

As part of the weekend’s camping and fishing program, I decided to explore some new water. Originally the plan was to fish the Farmington, but the prior night’s storm caused the wind and water to be a little too high to be enjoyable, so I thought the Still would be a good small stream option. I was not disappointed. If you’re […]

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Changing My Mind: Exploring a Small Stream for Wild Trout, November 2013

At some point in time, most of us have driven by skinny waters close to home and wondered if they’re fishable. For whatever reason, we decide not to explore their potential, dismissing them as too small or classifying them as drainage. Yesterday I decided to test  my opinion of a small stream that runs near […]

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A Grand Slam . . . Sort Of

Had a chance to swing by the Farmington for a couple of hours on the way back from a business trip. Temps barely reached 80, and the wind was light and dry. The end of summer tube hatch was in full swing. Although I chose a lesser known fork in the river,  I was frequently […]

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Fishing With Friends

Not too long ago, my friend Fredy and I used to fish the rivers of NJ on a regular basis.  My new job in another state, along with both of our family responsibilities, have limited our opportunities to fish together. Today we both had the afternoon open and I’m happy to say we found successful fishing.  Fredy […]

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Last Casts Of 2011

Temps were in the 50’s today with sunny skies,  an unusual occurrence for northern New Jersey winter, especially New Year’s Eve.  A friend of mine suggested  that we take advantage of the opportunity and hit a local wild trout stream. I knew it was going to be a good day when a small wild brown took a […]

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Early Fall Trout

The last few visits to the local trout stream have yielded a number of bass and panfish, but sadly no trout.  The water levels and temps have also been unpredictable due to the hurricane and the rain. Today the sun came out and temps were in the low 60’s, so I decided to give it […]

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Fall Cornbread

Although I would never try and compete with Chi Wulff or Brk Trt when it comes to recipes,  here is one for cornbread that is popular with our family. It makes a great addition to the weekend breakfast lineup, or served with chili during football season. Ingredients: 1 cup yellow corn meal 1 cup sifted flour […]

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