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,…

April Fools Day on the Forebay

I was foolish today, April 1 2022, to think I could repeat last weeks epic day. The day looked perfect and I tried visualize epic before the day started but the fish just didn’t cooperate today. It wasn’t for lack of finding them either. I made lots of fly changes today without any clear winners.…

Epic Day on the Forebay

Friday  March 25, 2022.- The forebay fished great today.The morning started out challenging. I fished the trench with a small brown and white clouser as I had last week and picked up fish in the trench fishing 15 feet of water.  The fish are starting to exhibit spawning behavior in the 62 degree water. The…

The Forebay is Starting to Pick Up

Friday March 18, 2022 -This years Striper fishing in the forebay has gotten off to a very soft start.  I haven’t been fishing it much because reports have been slow to fair and few attempts Ive made this year have been really tough.   It’s so different than last year.   But today I felt like the…

Scouting the Forebay and Lake

Friday February 19 2022   Even though the best reports from  the lake and forebay these last few weeks have been fair to poor,  I had to go back and look for myself,  especially with February getting closer to the possible closure of the Lake.     Some people have been hinting that the lake would remain…

Best Day of December

Saturday Dec 4,  2021 – I’m getting a feeling that nobody really knows what makes stripers in the Oneill Forebay eat.  This year has been a strange Striper year all around.    There are many who are saying that its one of the worst seasons on record.  Many of the San Luis regulars in November…

Fog, Birds and a “Double”

  November 4, 2021 – It was best not to expect too much today especially when I crested Pacheco Pass on a sunny morning only to find a thick fog bank hanging over the forebay all day.   The Wind Line is broken and has been registering Zero Miles and hour for the last weeks.   The…