The last light in the woods

The last light in the woods

10/28/15  We’ve been waiting for this day for the last two weeks: A day when the clouds seem stuck in the tree tops.  The rain was persistent but never heavy.  The new raincoats are nice, but fishing all day with your hood on is like fishing in a tunnel. The...
Plumber Dan’s Fishing Calendar

Plumber Dan’s Fishing Calendar

10/22/15  Late last week, it happened: the northwest winds whipped across the Great Lakes, skies darkened, snow fell.  Brown trout — some enormously large — appeared, as they do this time of year, working gravel and preparing to spawn.  Sure, the water was...
Fishing optimism

Fishing optimism

10/15/10  It’s been tough fishing on the river.  Maybe as tough an October as I can remember.   The fish have been slow to chase.  The rivers are low and clear.  The bright spots have been the afternoon olives, which have saved many a day already.  A lot of...
Pretty Season

Pretty Season

10/08/15  Today looks fishy: afternoon rain, 57 degrees.  I know Jordan looked at the forecast last night, and will wake up if only to send a fishing inquiry via text, and then roll over and go back asleep.  Leaving me to spend the next six hours to worry about where...
Cold Mornings

Cold Mornings

10/01/15  The moon is brighter than the sun right now, at just shy of 7:30 am.  Bright enough to see the frost on the grass, gardens, roofs, windshields in the lot.  Cold nights and bright sunny days aren’t the best fishing conditions.  But even yesterday...