Mid November Cycle

 November 18, 2019 (Monday) – The water temps are hovering around 61 degrees and the stripers seem not to be in a biting mood. The weather is still warm but the full moon cycles seem to have slowed the daytime bite. I heard through the grapevine that several large fish were caught this weekend…

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…