December Blitz

Sunday Dec 4,2022   Hoping for a day just like  two days ago on the forebay,  I jumped on the opportunity to fish when the weather report changed.  Another calm west wind day  with no rain was predicted for Sunday.  The fishing has been good for me these last weeks and Im figuring out how to…

Rain Window

Friday Dec 2, 2022   Some work weeks can’t go by fast enough.  All last week seemed like there would not be a weather window to fish this weekend,   but on Wednesday a windless rainless day popped up on the prediction and I was all in to get back to those big schools of stripers.   I…

The Definition of Insanity

The Panoptix Recording are sped up over 1000X speed.   I took the video over several hours.   The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. -Albert Einstein. November 27, 2022. Sunday.  It was insane on the Forebay today,  not for the shear numbers of hookups, but for the…

Something Different

  Saturday November 19, 2022 –  After over 40 years of practicing Dentistry I’ve realized that to be at the top of your game,  you need to constantly learn what’s new and surround yourself with excellent people.  A good friend told me that you are only as good as your top 5 advisors when it…

Fishing with Dorothy

  October 14 & 16, 2022.    My dear friend Dorothy Zinky can still cast a shooting head at 92.  We got a rare chance to fish together this past weekend and despite my pessimism about the forebay after last weeks big zero day,   we decided to scout around and see if maybe things had…

Tapioca Disease in Bering Sea Coho

One of the great things about my annual trip to the Aleutian Islands is bringing back Roe and Fish.  The camp has a full size Freezer and given the huge yields of fish on the river,  we are allowed to bring home some fish.    I enjoy processing salmon roe and filleting salmon,  perhaps it’s …

Aleutian Coho Paradise 2022

MORE VIDS TO COME…… September 7-14 2022   The Sapsuk never disappoints and is why it remains one of my favorite annual trips. The main reason I love this trip so much are the regulars I fish with once a year.   Preacher Mike, Jerry and Diana, Charlie, Kirk  and Mark Won.  Mark and Kirk couldn’t make…

Alberta 2022

About a year ago August,  I got an email from my favorite rocker Paul Kype – famous Fishing Guide and Headliner in the band Texas Flood – of a beautiful Rainbow Trout.   I recognized the silver beauty as a classic St Mary’s River rainbow.  It had a small head,  girthy body and perfect pink fins. …

Garmin LVS34 Malfunction

A week before I left for Cuba,  I had a day on the lake when thing just go south.   The fishing on the forebay was slow but as the afternoon wore on,  my Panoptix Live view LV34 system started to malfunction around 2:00pm.    For some reason I started to get black triangles on the…

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…