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…

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…

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. …

Go Deep

Sunday August 19, 2018 -Its been a month since I’ve fished the Big lake having been blown off the water basically the whole month of July.   The last time I fished the lake was with Steve and we caught a bunch at the racks fishing deep.   I was hoping for a repeat.  It turned out…

Banzai at the Powerstaion

 As I get older, its harder and harder to get up in the morning to fish.  I try to REM for every minute till that alarm goes off and then I have the coffee, breakfast, meds,  bathroom routine down to exactly 20 minutes.   Then another 10 minutes to put the boat on the truck…

Steve owns the Racks. Wacky Racky

I dont think I ever caught so many cloned 17 inch schoolies ever. Our biggest today was only 20 inches but very few were like that. Today Steve and I caught over 40 stripers in San Luis. I hadn’t fished with Steve since last year in Bolivia, and he’s still got the moves at 86…

The Summer Pattern

Saturday June 23, 2018 -The first day of Summer came this week and SL again has gone into its “Green” mode with algae blooms, unpredictable winds, sub legal stripers in the shallows and some epic number days. I’ve been trying to fish the lake for the last couple weeks but have been waking up to…

Memorial Day 2018

  Monday March 28, 2018 -Years from now when I remember Memorial Day 2018,  I wont think of the catching two stripers on one cast,  or the American Shad that I stalked and caught in the lake chasing them around the edge.  I will think of the day the Warriors beat the Rockets in Game…