My fellow HSM Outdoors and Clam Outdoors Staff partner Michael Jasensky and I had been planning on a fishing trip on his home waters in Connecticut. March 21 was the day that we would meet and fish his lake for crappies and also try for the large pike that are there.
Mike, his son and his friend were on the ice at daybreak and had targeted a small shallower cove, dead-sticking big minnows fishing for pike. When I arrived the snow had started to fall once again and at times visibility across the lake was almost non-existent.
Mike and I started fishing off the end of a point and it didn’t take us long to find the bluegill. They were of a variety of sizes with more small fish than better fish. The abundance of gills in this location helped to keep us busy while working for the bigger bites.