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…

April Fools Day on the Forebay

I was foolish today, April 1 2022, to think I could repeat last weeks epic day. The day looked perfect and I tried visualize epic before the day started but the fish just didn’t cooperate today. It wasn’t for lack of finding them either. I made lots of fly changes today without any clear winners.…

Epic Day on the Forebay

Friday  March 25, 2022.- The forebay fished great today.The morning started out challenging. I fished the trench with a small brown and white clouser as I had last week and picked up fish in the trench fishing 15 feet of water.  The fish are starting to exhibit spawning behavior in the 62 degree water. The…

The Forebay is Starting to Pick Up

Friday March 18, 2022 -This years Striper fishing in the forebay has gotten off to a very soft start.  I haven’t been fishing it much because reports have been slow to fair and few attempts Ive made this year have been really tough.   It’s so different than last year.   But today I felt like the…

Henderson Springs Eternal 2022

  It is human nature always to find fresh cause for optimism. Henderson Springs came out of Covid in a big way.   The quality of fish that Mark Henderson has put in the 5 lakes that make up this amazing compound obviously gained weight over the last couple covid years as did I with nothing…

Synebeggo -Gina’s Maiden Voyage

It’s unfortunate that you have to book a beach side campsite at Half Moon Bay 6 months in advance.   But that is exactly what three other Revel owners did.   All parked with glorious views out the back of the Van.  I don’t think I’ve seen that many in one place since we drove it off…