Fishing, Simplified

For years, I assumed fishing had to be hard-core. Each trip I took included a minimum of two rods, and my backpack was always loaded to the brim with every bait and lure I owned. Sure, I enjoyed the excitement of feeling like a professional angler on a mission to catch the biggest and baddestContinue reading “Fishing, Simplified”

Field Pond Fishing Overview

Nestled in the expansive Harold Parker State Forest, Field Pond truly is the gateway to the park. This 68-acre pond, the largest in Harold Parker, is part of the Delano-Brackett-Collins-Field chain of ponds that travels from north-to-south along the forest’s western end. It’s inflow comes from Brackett pond, and enters Field in one of itsContinue reading “Field Pond Fishing Overview”

Early Spring Struggles

You know it’s going to be a bad day of fishing when you arrive at your spot and there is only about 10 feet of open water. Despite the near-60-degree heat, the pond is still buttoned up with the final icy grip of winter. You’re sure there are fish lurking in the depths, but toContinue reading “Early Spring Struggles”

Late Fall Grind

Winter is fast approaching, and so are the cold temperatures and long nights that come with it. Unfortunately, it’s not here yet, and for now, we are stuck in the dreary time of late fall. As I write this, a wintery mix of freezing rain and snow fall outside my house, putting a damper onContinue reading “Late Fall Grind”

When Life Gives You Lemons …

There is no disputing that this year will be one unlike any other. Between the cloth strips covering our faces, the evenly spaced markers at checkout lines, and the lack of students at our nation’s schools, it will be a year for the history books. However, the world took our new situation in stride, andContinue reading “When Life Gives You Lemons …”

Winter Came Early

After three fishless weeks, I finally got myself on the board. However, it didn’t come easy. Winter decided to give us a little taste of how brutally tough cold-weather fishing can be. The day before I went, we got about three inches of completely unexpected snow. What was supposed to be a mixture of rainContinue reading “Winter Came Early”