November Stripers on San Luis

 Saturday  November 2, 2019  As the water gets colder, the fishing usually picks up at San Luis. November has always been a pretty good month over the years. I guess I am not the only person who knows about November. I launched early today hoping to find some topwater stripers and despite getting to…

Saturday at the Lake

  It was tough fishing today. It was defined by a thousand casts in 6 hours for 4 hits and 4 fish. A day like today reminds me that fishing is not just the ten minutes of actually hooking and playing a fish. Fishing is the whole process of getting the boat ready, tying the…

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…

Rest in peace my friend….

Each one of us here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing to help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know…

47 Hours

I just got back from the funeral of our accountant and friend Bob Lawrence. Last week we received a thin letter with the sad news and Gina and I took his passing very hard. Bob was our accountant from the very start of my career 36 years ago. His memorial today was attended by nearly…