I’m happy to announce that the blog will generate a few hundred dollars of profit this year, and, as promised, we will donate 100% of it. We see this blog as a community project, not a business. Alex, Gary Metras and I were chatting while we fished a few days ago. We were thinking of
If you hadn’t noticed, the rivers were blown out this weekend. The Deerfield by Charlemont hit nearly 9,000 cfs, which was a real drag because the only water really able to be tackled safely was the Swift. It also was a problem because the high water meant the Deerfield River Watershed TU chapter couldn’t get
The stocking trucks in Massachusetts and Connecticut have been rolling (updates, respectively, here and here). The trout season in New Hampshire ends October 15. So, prepare to fish! As of yesterday, the Deerfield, Farmington, Nissitissit, Squannacook, Swift and Westfield have been stocked. The Millers, Quinapoxet and Willimantic (among many others) are on deck for when
I’ve been in the business of risk mitigation for a long time, but I’m often not so quick to practice what I preach. A recent “episode,” a.k.a. “brush with disaster,” was an eye-opening experience worth sharing. On the trout streams and rivers, barbless hooks are not only encouraged, but required by law in certain cases.