Pickerel and Pickles

While water temperature has dropped, AGAIN, this last week, I was able to get into some decent pickerel action with the 4 and 6wt fly rods.and a fly I created myself I call Gus's Pickle.



Reservoir Trout?

I'm hardly a trout fisherman, as much as I want to be, but I gave it a go for a few hours this morning.  I decided to drive a bit and went to a local trout hot spot with my Hobie: the Ashland Reservoir.  There were a bunch of people fishing from shore, as this place is no secret.  Lot's of lawn chairs and bobbers, beer and boom boxes.

But once you get away from that, it's actually a nice little lake.  Reminds me of NH.

After about 2 hours it was so hot in the yak with my long sleeves on, I couldn't take it anymore.   I was roasting, and had a 2 hour run planned for later in the day...and I forgot my water. I quit, after getting some good casting practice in and not even getting a rise, follow, or hit.

I did get some intel on where they are, and when I go back, I'll be ready with the intermediate sinking line.  Highly recommended place to take a paddle or peddle.



Crappie Spring-Time!

Spring has finally sprung.  After more than 100 inches of snow here at my new place in South East MetroWest, we’ve had a good stretch of days in the 60’s and even a few days that hit 70 degrees.


Team Trip: Housatonic

Jerry finally made it down to the Housatonic for some early season holdover action. The fishing was inconsistent, but we did manage to boat a few schoolies. 



Sunday Carly and I went scouting the cape for A) spots, B) parking (probably more important)

But more importantly, THE ICE IS OFF THE LAKE!  I'll be casting a few grey ghosts and small zonkers looking for pickerel tomorrow afternoon...