A Little Love for Fallfish

In last week’s post, I expressed my appreciation for one of the Northeast’s most disliked fish species, the fallfish. Often regarded as an unworthy bycatch when fishing for trout, fallfish get little love. Thanks to their poor reputation, people have been lead to believe that they are hideous creatures that litter the depths of ourContinue reading “A Little Love for Fallfish”

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”

Fishing Therapeutically

It is well known that fishing can be laid-back and stress-reducing; however, I often find myself worrying more when I’m on the water than doing other activities. The need to catch fish for me is such a driving force, I often lose sight of the fact that fishing should be relaxing. As we continue throughContinue reading “Fishing Therapeutically”

A Change in Mindset

After the struggle I had over the past couple weeks, my luck did a complete 180. Suddenly, I found myself catching many more fish than I had in the past, and my enjoyment of the time I spent on the water increased consequentially. No, I wasn’t putting up huge fish counts, but it was certainlyContinue reading “A Change in Mindset”

8 Tips for Keeping Fish Healthy

Obviously, fishing is in no way good for the fish. For starters, we impale the mouths of these delicate creatures with metal hooks for enjoyment. Not only that, we force them to hold their breaths for seconds or even minutes at a time while we fuss around with cameras, backgrounds, and lighting. To top itContinue reading “8 Tips for Keeping Fish Healthy”

The Case For Native

Undoubtedly, one of the most highly debated topics within the fishing world is the conservation of native fish species. As humans encroach further and further into the natural world, many of our previously untouched water bodies have become cesspools of human destruction. There are countless reasons for the loss of native species, but one thing’sContinue reading “The Case For Native”

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 …”

The Holidays Are Here (Almost)

You can feel the holidays are in the air when the first Bass Pro gift guide arrives. Inside it contains hundreds of “deals” on items you will probably use once and forget about. The thing I really hate about these catalogs is the ratio of fishing tackle to other stuff. I mean, honestly, who isContinue reading “The Holidays Are Here (Almost)”

Chasing Giants

Every fall, the Stillwater River in Sterling, MA experiences a landlocked salmon run that makes anglers giddy. The fish, ranging anywhere from two to eight pounds, leave Wachusett Reservoir sometime in mid-to-late October to spawn. They are triggered by cooling temperatures and huge rains that raise the water level significantly. Once they are in theContinue reading “Chasing Giants”