A Good Friday

Friday March 30, 2018 -I definitely feel like March was the month of a thousand casts per fish. I use to think that a good day on San Luis was at least a fish or two (or action) every half hour. Today I averaged a fish every hour and a half. Fishing from 8-4, I…

Rainy Day Sunday

Sunday March 26, 2018 – Two days ago Friday, Vaughn had a 20 fish day on the lake with half a dozen fish over 5 lbs.    To me, that is big skill this time of year.  I almost went on Friday  but the weather was on the edge and I had to take care…

Poached Striper in Hot Oil and Soy Sauce – Like Mom’s

Some of my favorite Striped Bass recipes have been handed down from generation to generation.  My mom made stripers this way when I was a kid,    I remember my dad talking about it in my childhood  while we were fishing.   It seemed the vision of this meal it in his mind motivated him to…

The March Rain Window

Sunday-March 18, 2018: The day after St Patricks Day was a cold and foggy.  I scraped ice off my truck windows and headed to the lake around 7am.  I was excited to get back out even if it was slow.   The last 5 years of February have been  slow but that was when there was…

Lefty Kreh- Legend

March 14, 2018 Dear friends, I am sorry to relay sad information to all of you. Bernard Victor Kreh “Lefty” passed away today in the presence of his family. He passed without pain. He told us multiple times during the worsening of his illness how lucky he was to have so many friends. During these…

San Luis Reservoir Fly Theory….

Over the last 50 years of fly fishing San Luis Reservoir,  I tried hundreds of different fly patterns  on this particular fishery trying to get the edge. Many of the old timers feel they have cracked the code on fly patterns for San Luis.  The many  really talented San Luis Reservoir  fly fisherman Ive come…