Going Commando

No, I’m not fishing without underwear. Im talking about a new type of Skagit Fly line by OPST called the Commando Head.  Casting the commando head has radically changed my fly line preferences forever. They have especially changed the way I cast large flies, indicators,  swinging patterns, and large floating poppers and flies .  The…

Clear Skies, Pumps On, Can’t Lose

Sunday June 26, 2019 – The wind has been very fluky as of late at the San Luis Reservoir. When the highway signs warn of “Gusty Winds” over Pacheco Pass even when its calm, you can bet that the wind predictions may not be accurate. Yesterday (Saturday) I got excited when the wind predictions was…

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…

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…