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…

Christmas Island 2018

October 20-30, 2018  The American Dental Association meeting went back to Honolulu this last month after 11 years. I received a call from my cousin Kenneth and Dr Les Wong about borrowing some equipment for a trip to Christmas Island after the convention. It didn’t take much convincing to join them since I had already…

The James Baroud Space roof tent.

Next year or maybe this year Im going to start my new years resolution to fish more local water next year. After this years road trip to Montana. I think I want to get back to basics and camp fish Northern Cali, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. I have a Motorhome, but for…

Seasick on San Luis

Monday Sept 3, 2018 – Today I almost got seasick on San Luis Reservoir.   The San Luis Gentleman’s club hit the racks with success yesterday landing over 100 fish between them all in  calm weather and no Dam Police.  Today’s weather report looked like yesterdays-a little wind in the morning dying down by 9:00 am. …

Alberta 2018

 August 26 – Sept 1, 2018 -It doesen’t seem right to lead off this post by saying that this is the worst week of fishing Cam and Pauly have seen in 17 years.   The abnormal for them was still pretty exciting and new for me having memories of some of the hottest weeks in…