Monday, September 29, 2008

Silver Sands...

On Sunday, I ventured to Silver Sands State Park to do a little seaside fishing. I had recently gone to this state park on a "picnic/walk date" not really looking at the park from a "fishing perspective." (On that particular night, mind you, we saw an owl fly over us - AMAZINGGGG!!!!) I figured that since I was in Milford, I might as well try out the fishing.

When I got to the park, I walked across the long, environmentally considerate (in other words non-pressured treated wood) bridge that spans the marsh and minute estuaries. Upon reaching the beach, I "hung a ricky" and eyed a stone jetty (I believe it is shown on the website link herein). I spent a good three hours out there, casting a fake eel for stripers and a few smaller metal lures for perhaps a baby blue or a porgy. No dice.

It was an adventure to just go and fish - I always enjoy the solitude and peace that fishing provides. It is a relatively low-key activity that definitely has its own rhythm. Fun times!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

To Fish or Not to Fish? It's not a question of desire, but time!

One of my reader's emailed me the other day stating that I had not been writing much lately. Truth is, I just haven't made it a priority. I haven't done that much fishing lately. I love it, however I have been busy with a 3Hr round trip commute, traveling, and seeing someone phenomenal. Lovely. Kind. Sensitive. Intelligent. Interesting. Integrated. Wonderful.

So, I am in lllooovvveee. I've been a little side-tracked from my fishing addictions. But if you read back into my blog history, there was a cold, snowy night in Vermont...

Alas, my heart. Fishing will resume momentarily.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Life's a Beach...and then you live!

There is something special about fishing off of the beach. Chest high waders in the fall or just mucks in the summer, it is an experience every fisher should have.

Recently, Field and Stream featured an article on the top 20 places to fish. Montauk, NY was one. Check out the striper!

Now it appears as if this guy used a top water lure, kind of like a popper. My father has been successful with live eels from the shore. You can also use live mackerel or other "swimmers."

Planning a trip to Montauk is easy from Connecticut. As a matter of fact, this article has inspired me to plan a trip for the Fall...October....Ahhh...