Social Fishing

 Friday Feb 5, 2021  I really enjoyed fishing the forebay today.   Today I had the honor and pleasure of fishing around Brian, Vaughn and Dan  most of the day.   We even cornered some stripers between the boats like we use to years ago.  Yesterday Vaughn told me Bryce Tedford was going to be at…

Hunting Stripers

 Sunday January 31, 2021 – The last day of January 2021 was a beautiful day.  I caught 12 stripers,  I fished with  Brian, Vaughn and Dan Blanton and met some new fly fishermen.  I’ve decided to call a day that I catch only 1 or 2 fish an hour a “minimum wage” day.  It was…

PILE Day with Vaughn on the Forebay

Saturday Jan 23, 2021 -For most of the week, it looked like the weather would prevent me from fishing Friday through Monday. It seemed like everyone was fishing the Forebay with some success on my work days this week. Friday was blown out and it looked like rain and wind from Saturday to Monday. The…

“..that for one brief shining moment…”

Perhaps the most memorable clip of film and music I have ever heard, that brings tears to my eyes everytime I hear it, especially in these dark days, is from Richard Harris at the end of the movie Camelot (1967). Arthur stumbles across a young boy who begs to fight in the “last” battle and become a…

Cold, Foggy and Slow

 Friday January 8, 2021 – The first work week of the year flew by for me in anticipation of fishing the lake this weekend.   Even though the reports as of yesterday suggested I should go to the Forebay instead,   I decided to see if I could go back a week later and duplicate my…

Merry Christmas Nick….

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. To honor Nicholas Gray , we celebrate the placing of a…

The Hedge is the Dredge…

Friday December 19, 2020 – Last week on the forebay  with Tony Yap was a pretty fantastic  as December days go.   I thought that it was perhaps an accident that things went so well and I was anxious to get back to forebay to test  some things we discovered on our last trip.  The day…

The Winter Pattern begins….

Friday Dec 4, 2020  – The Fishing at San Luis and the Forebay was getting pretty tough over the last couple week  as the first rains and cold nights came rolling through the second half of December.  Yesterday, California announced another massive stay at home order.   Hopefully,  they wont close boat ramps and As far…

The Fairmont Condo for Thanksgiving.

November 25-30 – One of the best things we did a couple years ago is purchase a fractional ownership at Fairmont Heritage Place.   Originally we purchased it to use the membership for the excellent deals on Suites at Fairmonts all over the world as well as preferential treatment at property restaurants, golf courses and other…

Don and I on the Forebay

Sunday November 22, 2020 -The water temps on the forebay are down to 52 degrees after the first rains of the winter this last week.  Ice covered my truck as we departed from my house at 7:00am.  The ramp was busy this morning with more than 15 boats and at least as many Kayaks.   We…

Post Election Stress Reduction

 Saturday November 15, 2020 -Fishing is the perfect escape and isolation from politics and covid.    Out there on the lake, alone and focused is the most peace I get these days.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with a Vaccine around the corner as I prepare to hunker…

Pre Election Stress Reduction

In retrospect of all the presidential elections I actually voted in ,   I could be the ultimate cooler, having voted for almost every loser in the last 10 elections.   I was in desperate need of some stress reduction today and a good day of fishing helped me realize that whatever happens tomorrow,  I’m going to…