Archive for the ‘Fishing Tales’ Category

Albacore Inshore 

Usually one has to run offshore to find the Albies. But now, Jake Jordan has reported that the Albies in his area have come inshore looking for the bay anchovies that are running out of the streams in search of warmer ocean water. Albacore by the thousands busting bait as far as the eye can […]

The Big Boys are on the Bite

Some years are outstanding in the striper department, and this is one of them. The coastal area off NJ is stuffed with big bunker (baitfish) and the stripers are piling in the weight. Ben and Chuck Furimsky and friends are taking full advantage of all the season has to offer, latching into 40 inch plus […]

The Big Stripers are in!

One of the events that I always look forward to during the International Fly Tying Symposium is a fishing trip with Chuck and Ben Furimsky. We run out off Ocean City, NJ, and hunt for stripers and blues. This year, because Nancy and I are moving to the Pacific Northwest, I was unable to attend […]

Theo Finds a Striper

The International Fly Tying Symposium is coming up this weekend, and Chuck, Theo,  and Harry are in Ocean City hunting stripers and blues. There are so many bunkers about that finding the stripers is a bit difficult. But, Theos Eelskin Sandeel found a nice one. If you get to the Symposium, stop and see Theo […]

Golden Dorodo

My friend Pablo Perez is hosting a TV series in Argentina for Latin American ESPN. It’s called Patagonia Waters. Recently they shot footage at Rio Dorado, Salta, Argentina, where the golden dorado occupy clear waters. Whew, makes me want to grab my fly rod and head off south of the border. And maybe I just […]

Albie Season

Our friend, Jake Jordan, is ripping albacore. Nice ones, too. The kind that nearly pull one’s arms out of the shoulder sockets, and that before they get serious. If you ever want to feel what a fish is capable of, this is where you should cast your line: http://www.jakejordan.com

Chuck, Theo, and Harry into Real Fish

Well, enough of aliens. The fearsome trio of Chuck, Theo, and Harry headed to the hills for some real fish—trout in this case. And they found some very nice ones. Question is, will they have enough will power to leave real fish and go to the International Fly Tying Symposium in Somerset next weekend (Nov. […]

Cohos and Chinese Food

My blues picking buddy, Keith Scott, is twanging up a storm in the Seattle area and taking every chance possible to sample both the Chinese food and the fishing. He’s found great examples of both. I love the chrome bright coho–it would make a really great salmon-over-alder-wood-fire dish. If he’s playing anywhere in your area, […]

Aliens and Whales You Say?

How does he do it? Chuck Furimski was fishing with our mutual friends from Holland, Theo Bakelaar and Harry Schoel, for stripers and blues. They managed no fish, but did get all sorts of “aliens.” Chuck nailed a nice squid, Theo hung a dog shark, and then a ray.  Now that’s a fine assortment if […]

Fall Salmon Report

While Nancy and I were driving west and settling in an RV Park—where we will live until we find a home—John Beth was out ripping lips. Not a lot of them because the food base in Lake Michigan was greatly diminished this year. As John noted in a recent email to me, “this marks my […]