"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."  ~by

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."   ~by

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mouse Flies

Gave a shot at tying a couple mouse flies today. Here's the first try. Kinda look like mice. Hope they'll fool a couple fish.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On the Salt Again

Welp had a great morning out on the salt. Macks were plentiful but stripers were slow to the end of the morning. Only caught one mid morning. Tried all our good spots. Last stop floated down a section in about 8 feet of water. Every pass they would come screaming out of a deep dark area into the shallow and slam the macks. It was sooooo cool watching every hit then waiting a few seconds while the line tore of the real then close the bail with fish on. We even had a double. Too bad we ran out of bait. They were slamming even the dead bait we threw out.  I was able to get three in the boat and and my friend got 2 within 15 minutes. Lost several others. My friend lost a really big one. Saw it for a moment then it broke his line. The coolest thing was watching them come in to hit the bait. Fresh bait would go nuts trying to get away from them. They even jumped out of the water to avoid being eaten.

This one is a 29 incher that is now in the freezer.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lakers 7/26

Went out this morning for a couple hours of trolling flies. Still no rainbows or salmon. Did catch 2 lake trout. Beautiful morning on the lake.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stripers Today

I've been doing a lot of trout fishing but haven't got on and posted much lately. Today my son and his friend went with me to do some other fishing. We headed to the coast of New Hampshire for some striper fishing. It was a great day on the water. Caught a few and lost a lot but had a blast. Here a a few shots of those that made it into the boat.

Chris with a 28 incher.

My 25 incher.

Ryan and I both have one on!

Ryan caught the biggest of the day, a 33 incher.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Another Trip to Pittsburg

Just spent another 5 days fishing in Pittsburg NH. This time I fished with my son Chris. We had a blast. Caught a lot of rainbows. Tried a lot of different places but always came back to one pond that was really producing fish. That's probably the last trip up there this season. Now it will be concentrating on ponds, brooks and rivers closer to home.