Going solo

Going solo

Most anglers tend to fish in pairs.  Some do the small group thing.  I’ve seen nearly a dozen spread out cheering and jeering.  Still I think ours is a solitary sport.  A spinnerfall is best enjoyed alone, or at least that’s how I most enjoy it.  Some of this is...
Taste of fall

Taste of fall

It sure felt like fall today.  The wind whipped from the north, the clouds sat puffy and motionless in front of a rich blue sky, and I even saw someone wearing a jacket.  This type of weather makes me think of brook trout in low, clear streams.  To others, this is a...
Low and clear

Low and clear

What a great and exhausting weekend!  We pretty much fished, taught, cooked, and laughed for 24 hours.  It’s a fun weekend, but don’t think I could survive more than three of them in a row.  Tony and Gunnar won the Midnight Derby for, I believe, the third time.  And...
The Upside Down

The Upside Down

“…a dimension that is a dark reflection or echo of our world…A place of monsters. It is right next to you and you don’t even see it.” Season 5, Stranger Things I’m not sure, but I’ll bet the first night fishers were treated sort of...
Long Summer Days

Long Summer Days

It begins with a decision this time of year:  olives, night fishing, or bass bugging?  I’d done the olives the night before (which, in that case, consisted of me sitting on the bench with Terry and Dave and watching Dave cast at a pod of trout) so Holden and I...