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Pittsburg, N.H. ~ Where the Trout & Salmon Play!

February Browns … yes, that’s plural

Posted by bs - February 23, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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“Fortune favors the lucky”. 

I’m a firm believer in this maxim, and it bore out today. Two fortunate casts, to the right spot, at the right moment, led to momentary angling euphoria.

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February Rainbow

Posted by bs - February 23, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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When the temperature hits 49 in February, you know where a fisherman will be – any flowing body of water!

Get out, cast, and repeat many times … and maybe even catch a trout.

Thanks to Mackenzie Cayer for the image, and Mickey Cunliffe for catching this beautiful rainbow.

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Connecticut River Fishing Update: 2/18

Posted by bs - February 19, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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Finally, a nice day today to ply the 36.5 degree waters of the Connecticut River, in search of trout. Alas, while it was great being on the water, we took the bagel.

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The Beat Goes On!

Posted by bs - January 19, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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Yes the fishing season on the upper Connecticut River has started, and there’s been some hearty souls out there, trying their luck when the weather permits.

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The season is upon us …

Posted by bs - January 5, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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The fishing season here on the upper Connecticut River has begun, and there have been some nice trout caught and released so far in 2017. This beautiful brown was caught and released by NH fishing guide Mickey Cunliffe on opening day.

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It’s Trout Season Somewhere …

Posted by bs - November 29, 2016 - Fun Stuff
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The Pemigewasset River near Bristol, N.H. is still open for fishing (as are a few other rivers in the Granite State), and from all accounts, it looks like the fishing has been pretty good.

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R.I.P. Putt

Posted by bs - November 27, 2016 - Uncategorized
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Our Tall Timber family of fishermen lost a good one this week, Richard Puttkamer, but everyone around here called him simply “Putt”.

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Alternate Use for a Drift Boat?

Posted by bs - November 24, 2016 - Fun Stuff
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Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Hope you have a day filled with family, friends and turkey ahead of you!

The picture is from two days ago, when Chuck Degray and I decided to get out on the Connecticut River again, but this time for a different purpose … waterfowl hunting.

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What Happens When Trout Season Ends?

Posted by bs - November 22, 2016 - Fun Stuff
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Fly fishing for northern pike is what happens!

Please excuse the video – it is a weak attempt at capturing some of the excitement that is pike fishing, and it’s hard at time to get meaningful video from the back of a drift boat!

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Connecticut River Pike Fishing Update

Posted by bs - November 17, 2016 - Fun Stuff
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Yes, it’s that time of the year again … while the trout and salmon fishing seasons in New Hampshire have long been closed down now, the season for northern pike (esox lucius) never ends, so a few of us have been getting out there lately to pursue the toothy predator.

That’s Nik holding an impressive 37″ Connecticut River pike – the behemoth was turned loose to roam the depths again.

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