When Jamie Carr proposed a blog writers’ outing to target big and wild brook trout and landlocked salmon, I was immediately in. So was Ashu Rao. I mean, what’s not to like? Salmonids and fishing buddies go hand-in-hand, and I’ve never fished in Maine. Plus, I had heard that 20″+ brookies were possible. Since the
I went to Nashua to visit some out-of-town family this past weekend. After spending time with family on Saturday, I got the much needed hall pass to fish on Sunday. My previously well laid-out plans to wake up early and fish till noon went out the window since I slept in till 9 am. Still,
On Memorial Day, I fished the Westfield River’s East Branch at the Chesterfield Gorge area (our overview here). I’ve not been in a while, and it was as scenic as always. There’s no cell phone service down there, and it is a wild and bucolic area, where anglers can give each other plenty of room.
Winter fly fishing is tough. It is very much hit or miss. I have caught fish as early as January 2nd, and, last year, I caught my first in February. This year was very much “miss.” Through my first four trips on moving water, I only managed two takes and missed both. Needless to say,