Friday, November 9, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

PA Bassin'

A chunky fall bass caught on a peaceful weekend in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

And....Another Celebration

A little "morning of" fishing with the groom and his brother.
.....more to come.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Honeymoon Of A Lifetime

Just got back from 10 absolutely amazing days in Costa Rica. Lots of stories and more pics to follow, but I thought I'd share my favorite in the lovely wife with a 90-pound Pacific sailfish.

Also and excerpt from my 30-minute, losing battle with a blue marlin.

And a couple more videos from the trip...

...and Lindsay....

My Best Catch Yet

September 15, 2012 at The Raritan Inn in Califon, NJ

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Late Afternoon Monster Pickerel

Found myself on Hopatcong on a Dow's rental boat after work on Tuesday. Didn't move any muskies, but this monster pickerel hit a 10-inch musky crank. That musky net is 36 inches across, so take your best guess.

Graybill picked me up later. Thanks buddy, gotta do that more often. Good night on the water and a nice last look at my favorite Lake before I get married...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wild, Wonderful

Momma's porch pet.
A spendid Labor Day weekend trip to wild, wonderful West Virgina produced plenty of good times, but no fish. Unless you count the bait...that is. Lindsay, Rob and I were down to visit Momma in Morgantown, watch WVU play Marshall from four rows up from the field wedding stuff...of course.
Berto and I dipped out Saturday night, and after scoring a few bluegills in Cheat Lake, headed to Point Marion, PA in search of a hefty flathead. After a little disappointment that our"spot" had been turned into a marina, some bushwacking led us to the water while streaks of lightning lit up the sky from afar. A couple hours in, a fish ran away with an 8-inch bluegill and Berto connected, only to have the sinker snag a rock while bringing it in. The rig eventually busted and whatever was on the end of it was liberated. Judging by the fact that it ate a sunfish the size of my hand, it was probably a decent kitty.
We washed our tears away with chicken wings on the way back.
Monday brought us back home and now last minute preparations are being made for the nuptials. I reckon I won't get much fishing in for awhile, until the wedding day...of course.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Coppermine Trail

Janel atop Mount Mohican .
Janel is back in action and we took the opportunity to hike a 7.8 mile lollipop through Worthington and the Gap. The just-under 4-mile blaze took us by the abandoned coppermines, up the Appalachian Trail and to the top of Mount Mohican on an absolutely perfect late-August day.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bergen County Carpin'

Definitely not the biggest carp I've ever caught.

Dad joined me at the park today. Sky was high and so was the barometer, but the bites came early and often. Lots of runners and six resulted in carp, this being the biggest. Not a monster by any standards, but any time fishing with dad is great, regardless of what we catch.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Bachelor Shark Party

Some stories are better left untold. Thanks to all the guys for making this a special day.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Back At It...Again

Chris with one of the, if not the biggest smallmouth bass I have ever witnessed
with my own eyes.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Much Needed Rest

My buddy Matt's 39-inch tournament winning musky from the MI22 Spring Tournament
on Greenwood Lake.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rain Day

When: 8am to 5pm
Where: Lake Hopatcong
What: Musky fishing
Weather: Cloudy with periods of rain, storms around and heavy rain before launch, calm wind to NE at 7mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.19in at morning and fell to 30.04
Relative Humidity: 90 to 93% all day
Moon: New, Major 12:40 PM - 2:40 PM
Water Condition: Partly stained, surface temps in high 60's

Moved 3 fish early and two later in the day. Caught a big LMB, two walleye and a big pickerel on downwind shore off drop-offs and weed edge.

Musky School

When: Saturday, May 19th, from 8am to 3pm
Where: Lake Hopatcong
What: Muskies Inc. 22 Musky School (musky fishing with Matt)
Weather: Sunny and hot, high near 80, light winds to 5mph and variable
Barometric Pressure: n/a
Relative Humidity: n/a
Moon: Waning, 2 days before new
Water Conditions: Partly stained, lots of floating weeds and boat traffic

Matt took a fat 34 during the major. Lots of fish moved and caught in Musky School in the weeds and on breaks.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 362: Two For The Last Tuesday

One of two decent fish I caught in my 30 minutes of fishing today...a nice big crappie.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012