Monday, September 28, 2015

Eclipse, Big Pickerel Hunting with Sink Tips and Huge Streamers

The coincidence of the super moon and a lunar eclipse last night was pretty cool to watch. It is hard not to be amazed by the sight of the Earths shadow blocking out our closest neighbor. It just makes me want to see a solar eclipse all the more though.

If you have looked at the weather forecast for CT at all in the past week you know that we are in for a deluge. There is a lot of rain headed are way, and thank god for that, we need it desperately! Of course the low pressure that is settling in means there may be a bit more activity from the fish. I wanted to take advantage of the only day this week with little to no rain in the forecast and went out after big pickerel. Aside from one big one that kept coming out for my flies in the same spot I just wasn't able to move fish. It is hard to justify throwing an annoyingly heavy sink tip and flies that cast like wet rags when there aren't fish eating them.  During a brief break from the pike and musky flies (I have found they work better than small flies for big bass and pickerel) I caught some nice bluegills on an Atlantic salmon bomber. Regardless of the amount of rain this week, I'm going to fish as often as I can.


  1. Great moon pics. We had clouds. Hope you get the rain! It will help your fishing for sure. I fished with Brian briefly, he caught a nice largemouth, I caught 0.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...

    1. It's not a matter of hoping, this time we are getting every bit we need and then some!