Welcome to Outdoor Savages! We are a small group of friends that enjoys nothing more than to spend our free time in the outdoors. Here are the first hand accounts of our adventures. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

More Fog

  2011 is certainly the year of the fog.   It seems every morning ! go out there is a thick layer of fog on the water.  Today was no exception.  Jan D and i fished through the fog until 9 am.  I got one schoolie on the fly rod and he got 4 fish with rubber baits, one of which had a tag on it.  The tag was from the American littoral Society.  Check out the pics of the tag.  Jan and I think the tag was causing damage to the fish, and removing it was doing the him a huge favor.  What do you think????? 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

What a Great Time

On Thursday morning my mother and I flew on a Jet Blue flight out of Westchester (HPN) airport bound for the Palm Beaches.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

OutDoor Blogger Network Action Photo Prompt

Being that i am leaving for another Florida fishing trip in a few hours its only right that i post a pic from last years trip.  We fished out of Palm Beach for two days with Captain Weston Russell of Reel Intense Fishing and caught a Sailfish and tons and tons of False Albacore.  The Bull Sharks caused a problem at times.  I can't wait to get down there.

Hit the Road

   Tomorrow morning angry mike and I are headed to Florida.  Again we will be fishing out of Palm beach for two days.  A guest appearance from an old friend is also possible.  Last year we put the hammer down on some of the best false albacore fishing i have ever seen.  I know it will be a tough act to follow; however, i have faith in capt. russ and his sea-vee.  Here are some pics from last year to hold you over till I get back and post this years trip.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011


  Last night severe thunderstorms rolled through much of CT.  I think the only part of the state  left out was the Fair Field County area. I was able to hook up the boat at 4am and pick up Jan D. with out having to worry about impending doom via a lightning strike.   We hit the Ramp at 5 and quickly got the boat wet.  I was very excited about today's trip.  I wait for this tide all year; first week in June, high tide, day break.  When this comes together i advise any one to get out and slay!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sand Eels In!

    At some point during the last few days the mother load of sand eels have made the area home.  Upon throttling up out of the channel this morning i noticed all hell breaking loose.  I guess the saying is true, "a little bit of good luck never hurt a fisherman."  First fish was a schoolie and then a bunch of small rat blues that i ended up donating a fly too.  I did not get into the bass good until 8am under a very bright sun.  The biggest fish was a 28 inch fish that i had to chase off the sand flat and through a mooring field.  My next trip will have a cooler full of ice for those little blues.  more pics below

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Big Question

   I have been unable to get out and do anything extensive this week due to work, and a family trip.  Over the holiday weekend, I traveled to my wife's home state of Massachusetts.  I was given a rude awakening on their gun laws.  Guns of all kinds are hard to own in MA, because of   a ban on "normal capacity" magazines manufactured after 1994, and the gun has to be "MA approved".  I am one that believes a citizen in good standing should have the option to own what he or she pleases.  With that said I feel offended that the state of MA will not sell ammo to me because of my a non-resident status, i am not joking.  At the holiday party my wife and I attended I was relieved to find a few people that were really into the shooting sports, there is hope after all in MA.  It was from these guys and girls that i learned how confusing and restrictive gun laws in the Bay State are.  Personally, I don't know if i could ever move to a state that regulates every gun and Gun item and tells the people they are safer for it, Hogwash!  You can not guarantee safety through laws.
     While working all week i came across an article in the New York Daily news, of all places, stating more and more people are obtaining permits to carry concealed weapons.  The current gun market reflects such a trend.  Firms like Ruger, S&W, Kimber, Kel-Tec, and Khar are introducing guns that are easy to use and very easy to conceal for the LTC permit holder.  Single stack 9mm in the 14-17oz range are really hot on the market right now, as well as air weight revolvers.  Is the Current trend of increasing permits due to fear of terrorism? 2012? Crime? World Famine?  I think people could think of a bunch of reasons to want to defend themselves.  So here is the question of the Day
    Do you think you need a weapon to protect yourself and your family?

A great friend once shared some wisdom with me.  The 5 P's:  Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.