Fishing with Dorothy

  October 14 & 16, 2022.    My dear friend Dorothy Zinky can still cast a shooting head at 92.  We got a rare chance to fish together this past weekend and despite my pessimism about the forebay after last weeks big zero day,   we decided to scout around and see if maybe things had…

Summer Striper Slow Down

Hoping for a surface action repeat from two days ago,  I timed myself to be on the lake when the wind switched hoping to locate those big schools of Surface Stripers in the glassy water.    I didn’t see any schools today.  I couldn’t “wish them”  up as hard as I tried.    Lots of…

TwoFer – Lake and Forebay

Friday Jan 8, 2022   It’s always my hope when I set out to fish the lake or forebay to have a unique experience.  This morning,  I left the house not that optimistic that the day would be good.  As I pulled up to the Dinosaur Point ramp,  I could see the whitecaps in the bay…

American Independence Day at the Lake

July 4th needs to be celebrated. Each citizen and patriot in there own way needs to rejoice the day that the Declaration of Independence  was adopted and the United States officially became the greatest framework for Freedom, Morality and Justice ever created by man.   I celebrated the 4th of July by fly fishing San Luis…

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…

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,…