Scouting the Forebay

I haven’t fished the Forebay seriously for over a year. The Lake fish have been so healthy that I just can’t rationalize catching a bunch of dinks vs at minimum, having a shot at a 40 lbr (that I can actually see on the Panoptix)  or at least catching  a couple 5 lbrs around the…

Helicopter vs Fire

Monday July 6, 2020 –   A fire on the foothills near our house gave us a scare.  There were many grass fires over the 4th of July weekend in San Jose which doesn’t surprise me much since all 4th of July fireworks were canceled.  I can not recall ever having controlled city sponsored fireworks cancelled…

World Pandemic 2020

The most Catastrophic event in my lifetime is freshly underway. Our family is being tested by a worldwide event that will change the way we live from here on out.  What feels like a science fiction movie or the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead is now a reality.  A new tiny piece of…

Trailer Camping with the Lance

The problem with getting a site at our favorite Campground is that you have to make reservations 6 months in advance.   Gina managed to score what I think is the best site on the beach at Francis Beach Campground  for an overnight.   Last Summer we sold the motorhome of over 20 years and purchased a…

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…