Monday, January 2, 2017

A Good Day to Fish Hard

When the conditions are good, fish hard. When they are not, fish even harder. Today the conditions were pretty much garbage for finding holdover stripers. Noah and I tried and failed. Unlike previous weeks there was nothing around for the fish to eat. No grass shrimp, very few mummichogs. We had a few hard to define hits, but the spots we fished just seemed dead. That did not prevent us from covering quite a bit of ground.

Needless to say we did not land any stripers. BUT we had a plan B. The weather had other ideas, and our attempt to get some brook trout was foiled by little bits of ice plopping in the stream. Sleet is just the worst.

One brook trout to hand. One more day on the list, a few new places visited. 


  1. I admire your passion for fishing my friend!
    Happy New Year!

  2. It's all about the challenge and skill that keeps an angler going no matter the environment. Love the photos.
    Tie, fish, write and photo on...