What Brown Did for Me

Early morning kayak fishing trip to a local pond yielded some nice bass and bream. All were caught on a brown popper. Bass fishing with a fly rod from a kayak, June, 2015

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How Not To Fish A Trout Park

Day 1 Take kayak and 4wt fly rod to local lake designated as trout park. Fish the entire perimeter of the lake.  Catch plenty of bream but do not hook or spot any trout. Return to boat launch. Begin speaking with local spin fishermen who mention that hundreds of trout have been dumped right by […]

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Fall Kayak Fishing

Fall in Connecticut is one of my favorite times to fish. Daily highs drop into the 70’s.  The air is crisp with light winds. Fishing pressure drops as some anglers turn their sights (pun intended) to hunting. Today was one of those perfect days. Highs in the mid-70s, sunny and little competition for the water. […]

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Hot Weather Popper Fishing

Temps rose well above the 90 degree mark today, but that didn’t stop us from getting out before it got unbearably hot. Fredy and I loaded up the canoe and kayak and headed to Merrill Creek Reservoir. We were on the water shortly after 6 am. Even at that hour there were already a number of […]

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2011 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

It’s that time again – While November signals the end of fishing season for some of us in the northeast, one of the largest paddling and kayak fishing events in Florida will be taking place. The 2011 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, which runs from November 3-6, takes place in the Gulf Coast towns of Ft. Myers and Sanibel, […]

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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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Pre-Hurricane Panfish

Irene is set to hit NJ later today, so I spent a couple of hours on the local lake this morning.  The fishing was good, mostly bluegills caught on small yellow and red poppers.  I’m really starting to believe that color doesn’t matter all that much. It was overcast and comfortable, but there was a fair amount […]

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Bean Bream

Got out tonight in the kayak just before a nasty storm.  Picked up a few bream on poppers and dries, but I was most proud of the one below, which I caught on one of my coffee bean beetles.  To learn how to make your own click here. Tweet

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More Summer Panfish

Hit the local trout stream on Friday, only to find more bream than trout.  I’m sure I had the “who put the chocolate in my peanut butter” look on my face before packing up and heading home.  I guess the water was warmer than I thought. This morning I left the waders at home and instead […]

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Summer Bream

The temps have been hovering around 100 degrees, so when they dropped into the 80’s, I took the kayak to the local lake for an evening session. Started casting with a grasshopper imitation, but after a limited number of strikes and no takes, I quickly switched to a small green popper w/rubber legs.  From that point on, […]

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Product Review: Gullwing Paddles

I met Art Carlow, owner of Gullwing Paddles through a post he made on LinkedIn. He asked one of our outdoor groups if anyone was familiar with Gullwing Paddles. I was not, so I asked for one to test.  I’m glad that I did. Art quickly sent a new GullWing 230 cm for us to […]

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