Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Success!! Trout dinner on the first day!!


I forgot to do an update on my April 1st trout hunt. Went to my favorite stream and found no one else anywhere near the place. Years past there was always other fishermen around. Seems like people just don't hunt and fish like they used to anymore. Kinda sad, there is so much beauty out on the stream. Kingfishers, Eagles, various ducks and other birds, a beaver and I even found some trout!!!

 Caught an 18" brown first. Then I hooked it's twin and lost it at the bank, no big deal as I usually put that size right back to fight another day. I caught a 16" and then the 14" fish below that I kept because he was gut hooked and bleeding. Awesome dinner that night.


Funny how when you're fishing and enjoying nature that politics, peeves and annoyances just fade to dark....


Saturday, March 26, 2022


 It's just about 6 days until the opening of trout season. If you're fishing in New York you'll find some new regulations. Looks like the streams are not too high but it will be a bit nippy out there. Wouldn't be the first time I had ice build up in the rod guides. Below is an East Branch Delaware creek Brown Trout. I caught him years ago and he is my personal best Brownie ever. The creel is an antique I got back in the '70s and finally the plastic buckle holding the shoulder strap broke. I called L.L. Bean to see if I could get another buckle and sent them a picture of the creel. The young lady who was on the phone with me saw the pic and said the creel was older than her...Geeezzz thanks... I finally got the hardware online but Bean sent me a brand new creel and I didn't expect that...Really great of them.

Hey, get your line tight!


Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Kayak Project Trailer


I was inspired during the COVID lock-down to take up another way of fishing for my favorite freshwater species on ponds and lakes that frowned upon gas fired monsters speeding up and down the waterways. I decided that in addition to my 16' 50 hp aluminum bass boat and my canoe, I really needed a sit on kayak. I watched this avid yakker  T.J, on YouTube and the hunt was on for my fishin' yak.... 

I sold my canoe for a great price but I didn't want to spend 2-3k on my first fishin' yak. I hunted down a Lifetime Yukon kayak at just under 500 dollars. It was about 75 lbs. so I decided to find a trailer to haul it with as my right shoulder isn't up to heaving that much up on top the car, nevermind the yak is 12' long... I found a trailer in Glens Falls for 300.00 that needed a little TLC and dragged it home. Over the next few weeks I did a rehab on the trailer, got it registered and inspected and went to work on making it just what I needed to pull off a functional fishing and camping rig. I've a lot more to do but I had to store the trailer for the winter.

Counting the days down until the ice melts and it gets a whole lot warmer!!!!

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Dell update

 I'd love to say they saw the light and just sent me another laptop immediately but that didn't happen. When I started my social media blitz to get their attention they finally got sick of hearing from me and over-nighted me a replacement on the 29th and the next day they sent back the dead one too... I called them and asked why...They didn't know why...I had them send me a return sticker and it's going back on Monday...What a way to run a business......

BTW Happy New Year!

May you all be healthy, happier and prosperous in 22...