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RichZ's Bass Blog by Richz - 2d ago

With the rain in the morning and heavy cloud cover until after 3, I really expected the fish to be active and aggressive today. Had a ton of followers, lookers and drive-byes, not to mention short hits that hit the bait but somehow missed the hook, so I guess the active part of my expectations [...]

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Yesterday, when I made plans to fish today, the weather prognosticators were promising me an all day rain. There is nothing like fishing in the rain on a warm day, with one ear on the horizon listening for thunder in the distance. Some of my best springtime striper fishing has come under just those conditions. [...]

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RichZ's Bass Blog by Richz - 5d ago

Had things to do this morning, so I didn’t plan on fishing. But then I finished what I set out to, had lunch, and checked the tide chart for tomorrow (Tuesday). Realized that I could get to the river and to the sweet spot in the outgoing tide this afternoon, and still be home in [...]

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Well, the intention was for a quick, short trip. Turned out to be a little longer than planned.

Alex & I hit the river at about 5:30 and he had the first fish in the boat by quarter to six. Not a keeper, but a decent fish, with a big, fat, herring stuffed belly. A [...]

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On Friday, Jimfish and I started out day at Tyler Lake in Goshen. It’s rare for us to spend a whole day there. It can be a blast when it’s on, but if it’s not, then Tyler can get old in a hurry. So we usually launch there with the thought of pulling out and [...]

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My friend Imai san (Yasunori) will be on a plane back to Tokyo on Wednesday, and with other business to attend to tomorrow, today would be his last day on the water. We spent it on Candlewood.

He kicked the local guy’s butt.

For what it’s worth, all our fish came shallow (less than 6 [...]

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I kind of expected heavy cloud cover all day to really get the stripers active in the river. Maybe the limited light penetration was offset by the 20 degree temperature drop. Or maybe it was the moon. Or perhaps they were just in an ornery mood. Whatever the reason, the stripers were not chewing like [...]

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Yasunori with Jason from Bobby J’s.

But a terrible place to get thrown out of.

But more on that later.

Yesterday was a day off from fishing for Yasunori and I. He had some business to take care of in the morning, then wanted to take another trip to Bass Pro Shop and visit [...]

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Yasunori and I hit the Housatonic today, we started in the same spot I started in and finished in yesterday. We stayed there for more than an hour, and when we left, we had 46 fish between us. All on topwater. But nothing approaching keeper size.

We stopped at a few spots on our way [...]

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Yasunori Imai went to Candlewood with Frank Giner today, so I figured I might as well hit the Housy.

I rigged up 3 rods for fishing unweighted soft plastics, carrying an Albino Shad 7″ Fin-S Fish and a 9″ Ice Shad Slug-Go. A third rod had a snap attached, to try from an assortment of [...]

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