The Dave Scadden Zonker build

Last year I ran in to Dave Cheserek at San Luis reservoir launching his tricked out float tube and it inspired me to upgrade my 30 year old pontoon boat.   I think Ive bought a new float tube every ten years,  I remember my very first inner tube style float tube that I bought at…

Fishing options are drying up….

April 5 -DAY 18 of the Lockdown.-  As the world makes a concerted effort to defeat a common enemy,  we struggle to hang on to our lives as we knew them only a couple weeks ago.  These last two weeks have been consumed by clinical and financial online webinars to collaborate with other dentist and…

World Pandemic 2020

The most Catastrophic event in my lifetime is freshly underway. Our family is being tested by a worldwide event that will change the way we live from here on out.  What feels like a science fiction movie or the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead is now a reality.  A new tiny piece of…

March gets cold and the fish go deep…

 Sunday March 8, 2020  The rains have returned leaving only one day this weekend without wind and rain.   I thought last week I would be in Disneyland with family,   but travel planes were postponed because of the ‘rona’ and I decided to “self quarantine” myself to the middle of San Luis Reservoir.   Also  I decided…

Trailer Camping with the Lance

The problem with getting a site at our favorite Campground is that you have to make reservations 6 months in advance.   Gina managed to score what I think is the best site on the beach at Francis Beach Campground  for an overnight.   Last Summer we sold the motorhome of over 20 years and purchased a…

And the Beat goes on…

Friday  Feb 29, 2020 –  Its official, San Luis Reservoir Fly Fishing for Stripers is on.  Dan Blanton, Vaughn, and Steph all had great days yesterday.  I was counting the days, doing dentistry this week , anticipating the weekend for another great shot at and epic day after last weeks great day with  Kimmie the…

Fishing with Kimmie

 Feb 22, 2020 -I don’t know what happened this week that was different  from  the last that would make such a difference in the fishing in only 5 days ago. Maybe the racks have been hot since the beginning of the year.   So many things came together today.  Mark left for Cabo for his…

Still Sucks at San Luis 2020

Sunday Feb 16, 2020  After a month of working on boats,  I finally got the Crestliner out on the water today trying to catch some stripers.    My first trip out on the big lake in January,  I got skunked and since then others have hit the big lake and forebay with very little luck. …

Mia on Fox Business Christmas Eve

  This past year has seen amazing success for our daughter in her business -Nutrition By Mia.  Her job as a social media influencer, nutrition and lifestyle consultant and TV personality has brought her success in ways we never imagined as parents.  On this  Christmas Eve 2019,  she again appeared on Fox Business to talk…

DIY Mobile Panoptix Livescan

The Panoptix Livescope is a pretty pricey piece of Sonar.   It’s too expensive to put on both boats so I set out to  build a self contained unit that could be easily be moved from boat to boat.   Garmin actually builds a version of the Livescope for Ice fishing and there are various designs on…

Mid November Cycle

 November 18, 2019 (Monday) – The water temps are hovering around 61 degrees and the stripers seem not to be in a biting mood. The weather is still warm but the full moon cycles seem to have slowed the daytime bite. I heard through the grapevine that several large fish were caught this weekend…