Ahem, is this thing on?  I know readers have given this place up for dead, but I’ve never had any doubts.  The muse left me for a while is all.  Furthermore, no one sent me any cash nor gifts as encouragement to blog.  The blame (if there is any) must be shared, is all […]

Been Carpin’

I been carpin’ and carpin’s been good.  After the carp opener I usually go balls-to for the “big” fish flats.  But thanks to an exponentially-growing furor about local carp, I just can’t get up the interest to fight the crowds over there anymore.  (So shut up everybody, for chrisakes, and forget about carp.  You’ve […]


It’s carp time.  For me I mean.  Everyone else has been catching carp for months.  Therefore, to make my own efforts stand out, I titled my post with an edgy alternative spelling.  Unique, huh?  See, I can’t do carping until the striper thing has run its pathetic course.  Spring striper fishing is hard, addictive […]


My typical approach to introducing a blog post is to apologize for the long delay and follow with lame excuses and empty promises.  This is not required of April.  Almost every kind of good fishing thing can happen in April, and serious anglers should be out fishing .  Spare moments off the water should […]