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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A Quick Trip to the Farmington, July 2013

Temperatures have been in the 90’s for the past two weeks, and the high humidity has been giving us “air you can wear.” Needless to say, fishing trips have been few and far between. So when I stepped outside this morning and it didn’t feel like a sauna, I decided on the spur of the […]

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Atlanta Trip – Part 2

Drove north of Atlanta to spend an afternoon with Gene, Art and Frank from Upper River Adventures. They have some great water stocked with trophy trout. It’s a small stream experience with fish normally found in a larger river. We fought and caught fish all afternoon, mainly large rainbows.  Here are just a few that […]

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A Quick Trip To The Farmington River

Made a quick trip to the Farmington River on Friday.  After weeks of hot weather, the sky was overcast and the air temp was a cool 66 degrees.  Combine that with a world-class tailwater river running at wadeable levels and you’ve got the recipe for catching trout. I was not disappointed. I arrived at the […]

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Morning Run

With temps predicted to reach the 90’s today, I decided to hit the water early. At 6 am it was already 67 degrees.  Cool, but the humidity and lack of clouds were a forewarning of the afternoon’s weather. I was comfortable wearing a t-shirt and shorts underneath my waders for most of the time, along with my […]

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Bamboo, Braided Leaders, Bream, Bass and ‘Bows

Looks like I’ve got the words starting with “B” covered. A few times a year I pull out my bamboo rod and look for some dry fly action. Because I use it so infrequently, I have to relearn how to cast each time. The cadence is slower, and I never seem to get the distance […]

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Second Chance

The local forecast said that it would be raining for the next few days, so when I got out of work on Monday I made a return trip to the small stream located across the street from my office. It’s convenient, uncrowded and there was still more water left unexplored from the first trip. I did find […]

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Good To The Last Trout

Headed out to the Musconetong River today for a little trout fishing. And that’s exactly what I got. While any fish is better than no fish, I was expecting to catch a few trout, especially  in a river that is stocked with them on a weekly basis. I literally fished for hours before catching my first […]

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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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November Rainbow

The thermometer reached 60 degrees today, providing us with one of the last mild and sunny days for the foreseeable future. After addressing a few chores at home, I decided to spend a couple hours on the Muconetcong River. Started out with streamers and egg patterns, but neither proved effective, so I switched to a weighted […]

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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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