Signs of Fall

Fall fly fishing for bass and panfish on the Musconetcong River using poppers and my Wind River reel.

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Family Fishing Trip And A New Spinning Rod

Over the past couple of years we’ve taken day trips to visit my cousin in southern CT.  The Norwalk River flows through his property into a nice but rather shallow pool. The abundance of sunfish makes for an easy day of fishing for my two daughters, while we get a chance to catch up. Unfortunately it was rather […]

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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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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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Safety Cone Slayer In Action

A few weeks ago I posted about a bass bug I had won in a naming contest at J and M flies.  My entry: The Safety Cone Slayer.  To see the original post click here. The bug arrived and I can tell you that the appearance and quality both exceeded my expectations. But could it catch fish? Got up […]

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Memorial Day Kayak Fishing

This morning I spent some time on a local lake fly fishing from my kayak.  Pitching a popper close to the bank yielded these trophies. Enjoy! Tweet

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Local Lake Fishing

Had a chance to get out today and spend a couple of hours in the kayak on a local lake.  Temperature was around 80 degrees with low humidity. The wind gusted occasionally, but this didn’t keep them from biting.  I kept the same popper on the whole time. Here are just a few pics.  Enjoy! […]

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Future Trophies

The next few photos are all early spring prizes. Not because of their girth, length or overall size, but rather for the way that they were caught or the way that they fought. Some were netted quickly, while others spooled the reel, taking line effortlessly, refusing to be retrieved until fatigued by a bowed rod […]

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Small Places

Recently I fished a 200-acre lake in Connecticut.  While paddling along the bank I found a small opening, barely wide enough for a kayak to pass through. On the other side was a small cove, maybe 15′ by 15′ at best. I stopped at the opening and cast into the middle of it.  Here’s what […]

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Coffee Bean Beetle at Work

Today I had a chance to put a few of the CBBs to work.  They did quite well. Here’s some video. If you want to see how I make them, click here. Tweet

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Fishing Derby

Started spreading mulch Saturday morning, only to have the skies open up and start pouring within less than an hour.  Instead of enduring a solid drenching in the name of lawn improvement, I covered the mulch with a tarp and went inside. My 9-year old daughter asked about going to the local fishing derby.  Although […]

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