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.  My 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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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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BoogleBugs

This weekend I tried out some new bass and panfish bugs from www.booglebug.com.  I had spoken with the owner, Pierce Yates last year and he agreed to send some bugs to try out.  Unfortunately this winter was a long one, so I’m just now getting out. BoogleBugs has a pretty interesting story, both in how Pierce […]

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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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