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Giants Win, Giants Win World Series in Seven

Someday, years from now,   when Im old and gray, and Mia and I are sitting at my grandsons little league game,  we will talk about the epic  2014 World Series that we got to witness and we will always share the memory of being at Game 4.   Against all odds the Giants win the World Series…

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The Delta 10-27-2014

I decided to put a  couple hours into the delta this weekend Sunday evening and Saturday Morning.  Sunday evening was breezy and I managed a couple fish right before dark while listening to game 5 of the World Series.   I was hoping for some top water action but the fish were a no show.…

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Game 4 World Series – Fantastic.

Last night has to be the best World Series Game I have ever witnessed.  Loosing and behind in the series till the 5th inning and rallying to win 11-4 to tie the series was surreal. The game was 4 hours long –we were standing for 3 of those hours  cheering our team on till our lungs…

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Ducks go Quack, Bears go Groan…..

I estimate we’ve spent around $400,000 between Cal and Oregon. Tuition at Cal and Oregon should come with a couple complimentary primo seats for at least one football game. If they did, this would be it. Gina and I went to the first college game to be played at Levi Stadium last night and we…

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A rare Delta Salmon

Sunday, the wind really started to blow. I braved the white caps and looked for sheltered areas to fish. I ended up only catching 5 good stripers and hardly any dinks. On my way in, I fished Pipers Slough as it empties into the Track. The wind was building and was blowing 20 when I…

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My first day on the Delta

The tide peaks at 7:00am. Hope the wind dies down. The Gods of fishing were kind to me on my  first official day on the Delta on my own.   As has been mentioned by many “experienced”  Delta flyfishermen,  the Delta is truly a river that runs in both directions.  Current is the key.  My neighbor…

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Drowned Ducks

Having both your favorite college football teams beat by the same team  is a new type of agony.  The Arizona WIldcasts for a second year in a row upset the Oregon Ducks. Two weeks ago they beat CAL with a Hail Mary pass.   You can blame last nights Duck fail on many things that are not that surprising.  The…

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Pressing Day for ZIN – Bears Press Niners

Its been a little over a week and today the must is at 4 Brix.  I rented the  press from Fermentation Solutions for $30 bucks and pressed must into the Carboy.   This year’s yield looks like about 30 gallons and it actually tastes pretty Zinny.    I might have accidentally made a pretty good…

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Syns Crush Zins, Ducks Crush Spartans…

The 2014 “Synfandel” is in the history books.  Gina and I picked grapes early this morning. Preliminary BRIX ratings averaged 25 so we decided to pick the best of the grapes aiming at a yield of 20 gallons.   In a couple of hours,  we ended up with about 200 lbs of grapes with at least…

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Tomorrow is Crush Day and Ducks vs Michigan

Today I picked up the necessary ingredients from Fermentation Solutions for this years Zinfandel. Tomorrow is the 2014 harvest of the Vineyard Grapes and I am reviewing our protocols for this year. Hopeful this will serve to remind me what the process consists of in future harvests. I tend to forget. Day One – Harvest…