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 […]


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 […]

For Real

When there’s nothing to bitch about, I hardly know what to say.  As a diehard pessimist I’m nonplussed, frankly, by the good times the gods have showered down on me these last few weeks.  (Nonplussed, but, ahem, ever so grateful and thankful and reverent and just downright groveling and lacking in hubris.)

I had […]