Summer Striper Slow Down

Hoping for a surface action repeat from two days ago,  I timed myself to be on the lake when the wind switched hoping to locate those big schools of Surface Stripers in the glassy water.    I didn’t see any schools today.  I couldn’t “wish them”  up as hard as I tried.    Lots of…

TwoFer – Lake and Forebay

Friday Jan 8, 2022   It’s always my hope when I set out to fish the lake or forebay to have a unique experience.  This morning,  I left the house not that optimistic that the day would be good.  As I pulled up to the Dinosaur Point ramp,  I could see the whitecaps in the bay…

Synabego – Boats, Tubes and Pontoons

One of the reasons I bought the 4wd Mercedes Sprinter  Van Conversion was so that I could tow a 3500 lb boat and still camp.   The other major reason I bought the Revel 4×4 is that I could park the 19 foot van in a regular parking space.    The latter is less achievable with a…

Starlink on the Revel

In 1985 I invested in a startup company that went broke  that was trying to build satellite uplinked internet access stations that ran on Solar Power,  The million dollar concept was to enable third world countries with no internet backbone to provide internet to everyone corner of the world . At the time it was…

American Independence Day at the Lake

July 4th needs to be celebrated. Each citizen and patriot in there own way needs to rejoice the day that the Declaration of Independence  was adopted and the United States officially became the greatest framework for Freedom, Morality and Justice ever created by man.   I celebrated the 4th of July by fly fishing San Luis…

Big Day at the Racks

Over the years, you learn that you should fish when the fishing is good and you should still fish when the fishing is bad.  This week the fishing has been good at the racks .    Having fished it three times in the last 5 days,  I am especially grateful to the DWR for leaving…

A Special Memorial Day

May 10, 2022 – The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II.  Gina and I had planned a tour of Normandy to follow Gina’s Dad’s Battalion History through France for several years now.  We wanted…

How I Fish the Wind on the Forebay.

  The Wind line has been down for a couple months now.    Its much more of a crapshoot to go down to the forebay when the websites call for marginally high east winds.   Sometimes the wind can be blowing 10-15 mph from the east and the forebay is glass because of the hills blocking…

May starts the Summer Pattern

Saturday May 21, 2021 -The weeds are starting to get thick in the Forebay this month.  I woke up early this morning because I’m still jet lagged from our Paris Trip,  and between the hayfever allergies and the Jet Lag,  I was not  feeling 100 percent. I took a Covid test just to make sure…

Secret Wednesday Fishing Club

Wednesday May 4, 2021 – First Rule of Wednesday Fishing Club is don’t talk about Wednesday Fishing Club.   Its common knowledge to many that Dentists traditionally take Wednesdays off to golf.   If you’ve ever booked a tee time on a Wednesday,  you probably know this already.  Most doctors work a 4 day week and traditionally,…

Blown off the Forebay

    The Forebay has been hot this past week for everybody but me. Tim, Vaughn and Richard all fished the forebay last week and had excellent days. I took a chance on the weather today to try the forebay and was pretty sure that today would be epic. The day was slow for me…

Henderson Springs April Showers

After last months great trip,  I could wait to go back this last week anticipating some dry fly fishing over those plentiful giant trout that we exercised in March.  Two weeks ago, I passed on fishing Pyramid lake because of mild weather predictions.  Luckily, it was the right decision.  The San Jose Flycasters had there…