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!

Pogo Pike

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!

Officially a Captain - OUPV - Connecticut - Pogo Pike

Officially a Captain - OUPV - Connecticut - Pogo Pike

Over the last 10 days I took the Coast Guard Captains License course and was successful! It was an amazing journey. I learned so much, met some great people, and studied like my days in college. It was an awesome experience. I am very proud to have gone through and passed the course. Captain Joe our instructor, was a great mentor and teacher! My friend Pete was an inspiration and my rock through the process. Kate my girlfriend was a huge support system as well.

You now have to call me Captain Pogo, joking! To anyone interested and has questions, I would be more than happy to share my experience.

Safely Handling Esox Video - Great Figure 8 Eat!

Safely Handling Esox Video - Great Figure 8 Eat!

Kate, Geoff, and myself put our hearts into the creation of this video. Plus, there is an epic figure 8 boat side pike eat that you don’t want to miss!

To Safely handle pike and musky, is so important for the longevity of the fish. As most of pike and musky waters are not stocked by the state, it is imporant to handle them with care and return safely to the water. If you feel inspired, take a look at my YouTube Video, I think it will be helpful, and if you enjoy it, please share with your friends! Thanks!

Fly Tying - Pike & Musky Flies - The Compleat Angler

Fly Tying - Pike & Musky Flies - The Compleat Angler

It was a fun day Saturday at the Compleat Angler Fly Shop in Darien, CT. Scott and Bob are great guys and the fly shop is second to none. Has everything you can ever need for gear and fly fishing. It was a fun day meeting new people, sharing my passion for big flies. I hope to come back next year and will definitely be a regular at the Compleat Angler in the upcoming season.

Pogo Pike in Florida - Barracuda

Pogo Pike in Florida - Barracuda

We had a great time in Florida fishing the flats for toothy critters. Water temps didn’t cooperate for bone fish and permit. but site fishing for Barracuda was a blast! Lightening fast and fought like salt water fish do, burn your drag and test your skills!

Happy Winter all! -Pogo Pike

Connecticut Northern Pike. On New Year's Eve!

Connecticut Northern Pike. On New Year's Eve!

Kate and I got on the water for one last hooray for 2018. Air temp was 39 so we took advantage of the day. We were able to land one Northern Pike on the Fly! Here is to an awesome 2018 and even better 2019! Can’t wait to see what the New Year Brings!

Thank you everyone and every fish making 2018 Special! Follow me on IG: Pogo_Pike

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Pike in Connecticut - Still Decent!

Pike in Connecticut - Still Decent!

We are still getting out there, picking days the air temps are decent and the river flow is fishable. The rain today wont help the flows but water temps for sure. We got this one yesterday, water temps were 32.5 degrees but flows were a little above average. We made the best of it! A slow retrieve is key!

Happy Holidays! -Pogo Pike