A River Runs through it…

Sunday March 9, 2019  – Sunday was my idea of a perfect opportunity at San Luis, hot weather, no wind and the pumps pushing water into the lake. With the warm weather melting the snow in the sierras and the late rains of a couple weeks ago, for the first time in many years, the…

Three Generations finish Chicago

Chicago has always been my sentimental favorite city. I spent 5 of the best years of my life there going to school at Northwestern Dental School and it is the city where I met my wife. When Mark decided to go there for his Physician Assistant Masters Degree, Gina and I were thrilled that we…

May Rain on SL

Saturday May 18, 2019– I snuck out to the lake this Saturday morning to get a couple hours of fishing in despite the small window of opportunity forecasted by the weather gurus. I launched at the Dinosaur Point ramp at 7:30 in ZERO wind with only one other boat on the water. The forcast was…

Friday at the Lake – another big fishless day (Resuscitator is still virgin)

Friday April 26, 2019 Steve Van Den Brand Horninge and I have been fishing Oneill Forebay and  San Luis Reservoir together for years,  just not in the same boat till today.   Steve’s boat is in the shop,  and he mentioned  that he had a new rod that needed christening.  Our mutual friend,  Vaughn,   has been…

Touring Australia with Dave Koz

    April 27 – March 10    In geography, the antipode of any spot on Earth is the point on Earth’s surface diametrically opposite to it. Australia is nearly the antipode of the United States and is the furthest Gina and I have ever traveled. Three years ago, we discovered the Dave Koz Jazz…

Cruising the Panama Canal

  February 22 – March 10 2019   The Panama Canal is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic. The canal is 51 miles wide and consists of 3 locks up and 3 locks down from Gatun Lake. The building of the…

Rest in peace my friend….

Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing to help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know…

47 Hours

I just got back from the funeral of our accountant and friend Bob Lawrence. Last week we received a thin letter with the sad news and Gina and I took his passing very hard. Bob was our accountant from the very start of my career 36 years ago. His memorial today was attended by nearly…

The Last RV Trip

January 28, 2019 – I had a very good friend in 1992 come to me with a cash problem. He needed some fast cash and offered me a chance to buy a brand new Fleetwood Searcher 25 foot motorhome for half price. At the time, it seemed like a dumb idea with two toddlers at…

First Stripers of 2019

    Saturday Jan 19, 2019:   It seems like months have gone buy since fishing San Luis but not so much time that I didn’t remember how slow it was for me last November. Last year was not a banner year for me at the Lake. The fall fishing in the Delta was pretty good…

Mark And Phoebe are Engaged….

This weekend, My son proposed to his girlfriend of nearly 8 years. We couldn’t be happier. Six months in the planning, he popped the question on a local beach they love. A hour before they arrived at the beach, family members from both sides set the stage that mark had requested pitching a tent on…

More Jurassic Lake…

Its been a busy couple weeks since Ive been back from Jurassic Lake Lodge.  Both Mia and Mark came home for the Christmas Break and we had a great busy family Christmas.  The main event of the last two weeks however was my son’s marriage proposal to his girlfriend Phoebe of nearly 8 years.  That…