Musky Fishing in Wisconsin 2019!

Musky Fishing in Wisconsin 2019!

Here we are October 10th 2019 hunting Musky on the fly here in Wisconsin! Big fish being landed and first timers bagging their first musky ever! It has been an amazing first 3 weeks and only getting better! Pogo Pike camp over 18 musky in the first 3 weeks!

If you are interested in next fall a trip to northern WI for musky on the fly reach out anytime. Also, check my instagram Pogo_Pike for daily updates and videos!

New England Pike - Being a Guide is Rewarding!

New England Pike - Being a Guide is Rewarding!

Dan with his first Pike on the fly! He worked is tail off and it paid off! Esox fishing is not always rewarding and has it’s ups and downs, keep casting and stay positive. Pike fishing here in New England is really heating up right now, water temps in the 60’s and days getting shorter! Hiring a guide to up your game and learn as much as you can pike fishing or musky fishing, can be worth it!

I am off to Wisconsin next week until Nov 1st 2019, it is going to be a fun fall! I still have open dates for early November here in CT for pike trips!

Pike Fishing Connecticut

Pike Fishing Connecticut

Fishing is on!! Water temps just under 70, days are getting shorter, pike fishing here in Connecticut and the northeast is on! September is going to be a great month on the water! I still have a few open dates before I leave for Wisconsin to Musky guide!

Jeff landed this beautiful pike recently! Whether fly fishing or spin fishing it is on! Always handle them with care, on my homepage is a link for all the tools necessary for a healthy catch and release for esox!

Carp On The Fly - Connecticut

Carp On The Fly - Connecticut

Catching Carp On The Fly is EPIC! It helps to hire a guide! As the water temps are cooling Carp are definitely getting more aggressive and eating well. This fish took about 6 minutes to land on a 7 wt, ripped across the river twice.

Fishing is on the verge of really picking up again here in Connecticut. With the cool air temperatures in the 10 day forecast, things are going to get fun! Reach out anytime for a guided fishing trip here in Connecticut.

Connecticut Pike Fishing - 5050 On The Water!

Connecticut Pike Fishing - 5050 On The Water!

Here is Jessica’s first pike on the fly here in Connecticut! and it came on top water! There is nothing better than helping a client get their first pike on the fly, especially on top water!

5050 on the water by Orvis is a real thing! So great to see women doing amazing things with fishing!

Teaching The Next Generation - Connecticut Smallmouth! Bantam Lake

Teaching The Next Generation - Connecticut Smallmouth! Bantam Lake

It was an amazing day with this young man and his grandfather fishing a Connecticut lake! To see the ambition and focus was a thrill. To teach the next generation of fisherman catch and release and making memories is always something special to behold!

A beautiful smallmouth bass from Bantam Lake!

Summer Fishing in Connecticut

Summer Fishing in Connecticut

Water temps still on the rise, high 70’s, the early morning or late evening bite has been most productive. Largemouth and smallmouth seem to be most active. Again, handle with care, keep the fish in the water, remove hook carefully, and take a quick pic and release safely!

With the heat wave this weekend, be careful out there, drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen! Next week air temps will return to normal!

Carp on the Fly! Mid Summer!

Carp on the Fly! Mid Summer!

Here we are in the heat of July, and boy is it hot some days. Water temps are well over 75 and a little dangerous for the fish. PLEASE HANDLE WITH CARE! Get them in the water asap and handle quickly. Flows on the rivers have come way down and starting to fish for Carp on the Fly. If you have any questions or want to chat, reach out anytime! Happy Summer! - Pogo

Smallmouth Bass Connecticut!

Smallmouth Bass Connecticut!

Water temps are ranging between 71 and 75 this week, fishing has been good at certain parts of the day. Top water is exploding, pun intended! Please handle fish with care as the water temps rise this summer! Keep them wet! Looking for a top water guided trip! Reach out anytime!

Been Busy Filming and Guiding Connecticut

Been Busy Filming and Guiding Connecticut

It has been an amazing month of June, here were are on the 2019 Summer Solstice, and it would be hard to put into words what the amazing month June has been!

From Filming, ‘For The Love of Fishing, What Ties Us Together’ with some of the most amazing people, to guiding new friends and old friends, I am so grateful.

Fishing has been incredible, smallmouth bass and pike are both blowing up on Top Water! Pogo Pike and the gang has been knocking it out of the park. Water temps are around 68 degrees and fish are happy! To book a trip reach out anytime!

Catch & Release! Water Temps Perfect for Pike!

Catch & Release! Water Temps Perfect for Pike!

Pike are fighting super strong as water temps are holding in the mid 60’s! , Do you debarb your hooks? It is a great practice for a healthy fish release and safety for yourself! Here is a quality fish and release with a debarb fly! Guide trip yesterday, we boated 4 pike and 5 beautiful smallies!

June 1st, Pike Great Bass Bite Getting Bettter

June 1st, Pike Great Bass Bite Getting Bettter

As the bass slowly coming off their spawn they are getting frisky and showing up more consistently each day! The pike, well, the pike are being cooperative and smashing flies left and right! We are only weeks, in my opinion from top water season!

May 19th Update! Fishing is Great!

May 19th Update! Fishing is Great!

Fishing is still hot! Water temps are between 52 and 60 degrees depending on the day. Pike are so spunky when hooked. Running and jumping! This water temp has them charged! Smallmouth and largemouth are also heating up! I have some dates available for early June!

Here is Forrest with his first pike on the fly!

Connecticut Pike

Connecticut Pike

Pike fishing and post spawn pike are still hot. The water temps are holding in the 50’s, making Pike in Connecticut spunky and eating well. We are working for them but they are showing up everyday! Here is a picture of Tyler with his first Pike on the Fly!

Pike Fishing Connecticut HOT

Pike Fishing Connecticut HOT

It has really heated up! Water temps increasing and post spawn fish eating equals multiple fish days! Joe, with his first pike and it was a doozie, we needed 5 fish in 5 hours, it was EPIC! I hope this continues as long as it can before these fish start spreading out and going into their summer haunts! Happy Fishing! I have dates available, if interested in a guided trip!

Connecticut Pike on Post Spawn!

Connecticut Pike on Post Spawn!

The females are starting to put their post spawn feedbag on. It felt like a long spawn season for sure and all this rain has not helped, We are starting to see some of the larger fish, water temps in the high 40’s low 50’s,. game on!

Connecticut Smallmouth HOT!

Connecticut Smallmouth HOT!

April Smallmouth are on fire right now. As the water temps seem to be holding around 44 degrees here in Northern CT, the pre-spawn smallies are starting to show off. Small flies and a slower retrieve seems to be doing the trick.

Pike are post spawn for sure. We are seeing fish with commitment issues and smaller males right now on the regular. Water flows are up and down with snow run off and mother nature dropping rain a few times a week but the clarity has been holding strong! Have dates available if interested in a guided trip!

Connecticut Pike - Post Spawn

Connecticut Pike - Post Spawn

After being on the water the last few days, and a few friends who fished as well, we are starting to see some post spawn activity for pike here in CT. I believe they are just wrapping up or about to be wrapped up. We have been seeing smaller males being active, and even landed a nice female outside of the spawning area.

The warm temps this weekend should really help water temps and post spawn pike. Kate landed her first pike on the fly! It was a very exciting moment for Kate and myself watching here skills improve every time out.

Spring is starting to book up, if you are interested in a guided trip, reach out, would love to fish with you! Happy Fishing 2019!

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Pike bite is here! Spring '19

Pike bite is here! Spring '19

Hey Sport fans! the pike bite is here! a little snow this upcoming weekend but after that northern Connecticut and Massachusetts weather is looking great! Spring is starting to book up, if you are interested in an awesome educational day on the water feel free to reach out! We have been waiting all winter for this!

Kentucky Musky on the Fly!

Kentucky Musky on the Fly!

I don’t know even where to start. Check out my Instagram for the full story, Pogo_Pike.

I went to Kentucky earlier this week to fish with some awesome fishy dudes for some southern musky, Dave Huff and Neal Olsteen, it was EPIC to say the least. I boated four skis, 45, 47, 48 , and a 38. It was a day of a lifetime, a fishing day we all dream of fishing for Esox! Here is just one photo from the day. I learned alot from Dave and Neal and their hospitality was pure southern love! Thanks boys!