DIY Mobile Panoptix Livescan

The Panoptix Livescope is a pretty pricey piece of Sonar.   It’s too expensive to put on both boats so I set out to  build a self contained unit that could be easily be moved from boat to boat.   Garmin actually builds a version of the Livescope for Ice fishing and there are various designs on…

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…

36 Years with Gina

Not a day goes by that I don’t feel lucky and fortunate to have met and married you. Happy 36th Anniversary. My buddy Kenny sais it all for me… For You Kenny Lattimore For you, I’d give a life time of stability Anything you want of me Nothing is impossible For you, There are no…

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…

Three Generations finish Chicago

Chicago has always been my sentimental favorite city. I spent 5 of the best years of my life there going to school at Northwestern Dental School and it is the city where I met my wife. When Mark decided to go there for his Physician Assistant Masters Degree, Gina and I were thrilled that we…

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…