Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fishing with a Friend

There are not many better ways to spend a glorious September day than to go fishing with a friend. We were on a pristine brookie stream for several hours, and ended the afternoon on the beautiful spring creek, throwing terrestrials to brown trout. Here's Jeremy with a nice brownie taken on a cricket imitation.

Friday, September 19, 2008

An Ode to a Cricket

Warm September wind and quiet afternoon on the Wisconsin spring creek were a dream-like combination for some cricket magic. Fish were everywhere, looking for a tasty meal delivered by the late summer zephyr. Glass rod delivered low casts and bent easily under the strain of wild, hungry browns. It was good time to be on the water-the fish gods were smiling!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Day of Fishing the Cape (Fishless Photo Essay)

Last weekend I spent a day looking for stripers on the Cape Cod. Rainy and windy weather were remnants of distant hurricane activity, and I kept moving around looking for the best locations, covering beaches, estuaries, surf and flats... Unfortunately I did not find much of the bird and fish activity, and the single splash on a gurgler in a tidal creek was as close as I came to catching a fish this time... Nevertheless, it was a great day, and as it goes with fishing, there is always the next time!

Here is the panoramic view of Chapin beach in Dennis, during the low tide.