I grew up in a family of fishermen in the Pacific Northwest. From fishing the ocean for salmon, lingcod, cabezon and bottom fish, to the rivers for salmon, trout and steelhead, to ponds and lakes for trout, bluegill, bass and catfish, there was nothing that we as a family could not catch. It was something […]
Recently, I had the opportunity to kayak fish Leffingwell Landing while participating in the Estero Kayak Challenge Fishing Tournament. I had a blast and fished a new place… which involved a lot of paddling, covering a lot of ground and catching a lot of fish and fish species. Always a win in my book!
Its always fun to fish, but when you can do what you love and give something back to the community while doing it, that’s amazing. At the 2018 Central Coast Slam Down VII, the fishing tournament gave all proceeds from the event to the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center (CCASC).
While fishing in the Eastern Sierras this month, in the area surrounding Bishop California, I was nearly skunked on the entire trip. I mean, multiple days, multiple baits, and multiple places with no fish. On the very last day, Dee decided to pull out Google Maps and check out the flat lands following the Owens […]
For the second year in a row, I participated in the Estero Kayak Challenge Fishing Tournament. All money raised from the tournament supported the Heroes on the Water – Central Coast Chapter. There were 82+ anglers participating in four divisions, plus the Guppy Award for the smallest fish caught and the Outcast Award for the […]
This being my first trip to Mission Bay, and also my first time targeting Spotted Bay, Striped and Calico Bass, I had a lot to learn. The curve was not as steep as I thought it would be and I found you have to be able to adapt and learn as you fish in order […]
On April 14th, I participated in the Mission Bay Classic Kayak Tournament, benefiting the Heroes on the Water’s Southern California Chapter. There were 147 participants fishing the bay this year in one of two divisions: the Bass division, involving the combined total weight of anglers’ three biggest legal Barred Sand Bass, Calico Bass or Spotted […]
You have not seen true Fall colors until you’ve visited the Eastern Sierras in mid-October. The shimmering, brilliant yellows, oranges and reds of the Aspen trees lining Rush Creek and clustered on the edges of any one of the beautiful lakes across the rugged country are unlike anything you’ve ever seen… but you have to […]
The mornings in mid-October in June Lake are chilly but warm up quickly – each day started at about 20 degrees but soon heated up to a whopping 60 degrees, which made it comfortable in a long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt. After checking our crawdad trap first thing – we got skunked – we packed up […]
The June Lake Loop itself is home to many hiking trails for all levels, and fishable lakes, streams, and rivers. On our most recent trip to the area, in October 2017, I spent most of my time at June and Gull lakes. These lakes both have marinas and boats available for rent, and were very […]