Podcast button below. At minute 25-ish I start being interviewed by the awesome fun crew from Shenango Valley Shenanigans Podcast. It is long, but may be worth the entertainment and education around Pike and Musky on the fly! I hope you enjoy if you feel inspired to give a listen!
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Last week I attended and sponsored a 1/2 day guided trip to support our Veterans at a Why Knot Fishing Event in CT. It was a great time for a great cause!
This Sunday, December 2nd, I will be a guest on the SVS Fishing Podcast, we will be talking musky, pike, and guiding topics. I can’t wait! Here is a link to their website: https://svsfishing.podbean.com/ They have had some great guests on over the years, a ton of info.
Now lets talk fishing quick, the Housy here locally has been fishing well for trout, despite the constant up and down flows. A friend got into 15 fish last week. There is a solid window this weekend through Monday. Going to get out and pike fish and guide. Air temps look good and flows should drop by then, no major rain in the forecast. As the kids say, Tight Lines!
Right before heading out to Wisconsin musky hunting, The week of Sept 16th was epic. The pike bite was on, a few new clients getting their first pike on the fly, and multiple big girls in the same day fishing the major bite windows during the day. It was a blast.
Making memories with new clients having their first amazing pike eat boat side, there is nothing better!
After a few weeks of massive thunderstorms and heavy rains, the rivers shot way up and clarity was not good at all for weeks. I spent time wisely, and tied flies for a week, that and split fire wood for the winter, lucky me ;)
Well, here we are, August 26th and flows are finally back to normal. Cool day and evening temps in Northern CT has brought the water temps down as well. This is a all a great recipe for the fall bite to start for larger fish, especially pike.
The next 4 weeks should be excellent fishing!
Top water action is in full affect! Been having stellar days on top water. The smallmouth, and good size ones, have been smashing top water, seems to be an early morning and evening steady bite. This cool off we are having locally, low to mid 50's at night and high 70's low 80's during the day, I believe is cooling off the water and helping the fish become more active and happy!
This typically happens in late August and the fishing skyrockets, luckily it is happening now and hopefully again in late August. Happy Fishing! - Pogo Pike
The journey continues.... 3 seasons ago I started site fishing for Carp on the fly. The desire to learn techniques and the most I can about such an amazing species has been burning inside me. Last weekend I was able to get out and do some exploring and June heats up, The water is on the low side, clear for the most part, and if you know where to find them in the river, they are doing their thing. Carp amaze me, to just sit and watch them act natural is special. They are so social with each other, very aware, and flat out smart, especially when you try to get too close to cast at them. That is a whole other can of worms.
Next season I am going to start to offer guide trips for Carp on the fly. I am excited to share this passion with my friends and guests on the water. There are plenty of YouTube videos and groups online to join to learn as much as you can. However, there is nothing better than on the water experience, The fish in the picture, is very special. It took me over 30 minutes to get him to eat and 5 minutes to bring to the net and get the pleasure to have my photo taken with him, or her.
As the waters warm up and summer is starting to really settle in, we did a Tiger Musky / Largemouth Bass mission recently. We had success, boated three tigers and a few nice size Largemouth on big files.
It was exciting to say the least. We focused our efforts on deeper water structure, weed lines, and drop offs with heavy sinking lines. It paid off! Hope your summer is getting fishy!