Near the Teepee

Most of us look for some type of marker to identify a great fishing spot. In the age of Google Maps, cellphone cameras and GPS, little is left uncharted. Yet we still commonly refer to these places by landmarks. ┬áSometimes it’s a boulder; other times a tree, bend in the river, or pull-off down a […]

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Memorial Day Mini-Slam

Decided to take the kayak to the local pond for a quick Memorial Day trip. Within 10 minutes of leaving my house, I was on the water and making the first cast. ┬áMy setup is still pretty simple: Kayak, rod, reel, lifejacket, flat fly box, and paddle. I rig up at the car, stow the […]

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An Hour To Spare

May is still deciding if it will yield to spring, alternating between 70-degree days and 30-degree nights. Today it rained off and on, only adding to the confusion. After a day indoors, I needed an outside adventure. This evening I had just enough time before dark to make it down to the local pond for […]

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Connecticut Crappie

For the past few weeks I’ve been eyeing the narrow pond that lies behind a nearby industrial park. Sandwiched between an office complex and the state highway, it is heavily shaded on one side by pine trees rising above the steep landscape and relatively open on the other side due to clearing from residential development. […]

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Fall Lake Fly Fishing

I’m lucky enough to live in an area that has a number of fishable lakes and ponds. Some do not allow gas powered motors, and as a result, get little fishing pressure. So when the rivers become blown out from all the rain we’ve had recently, I load up the kayak, bass rod and warm […]

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