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The Last Day Of January

Northern California is is on the verge of the biggest water deficit in it’s history.  There has been no rain in January and it looks bad for fishing next year.  With that in mind,  I met up with Dave Bearden and fished the Oneil Forebay today.   It was a beautiful fog free summer like…

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The First Stripers of 2015

Last weekend I pulled the boat out from the Delta and spent the weekend cleaning the Green Sludge off the boat in San Jose.   Reports from the Delta have been very slow so I decided  to try O’Neill Forebay\San Luis for the month of January  or till things heat up at Sugerbarge. I wasn’t expecting much…

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First Loser….

  That’s what they call second place–beat by Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott who rushed for nearly 300 yards,   It felt like the Stanford loss two years ago when we couldn’t stop the run. The name of the film is “IF”.  If Oregon Football Plays this well missing so many players,  one day we will win the national…

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The smell of roses is fading…..

On the Eve of the Football National Championship, the Ducks are poised for the undisputed title of National Champions.  Ive always had faith that the Ducks could overcome the loss of any one player,  but the loss of Carington for smoking a joint before the Rose Bowl is bad Karma and I believe in Karma.  We’ve…

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The First day of WINTER on the Delta

I can’t remember when we had our last normal winter.  In fact,  I had forgotten what runoff was all about.  With aprox 100 billion gallons of water dumped on California in the last week,  its no wonder that the  Delta has turned a shade of chocolate milk.  With the break in the storm track,  I…

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A week of storms…

It been raining on and off for the last week and a half, Ive spent the time getting ready for a fishing window in the weather.  While looking for an 8 wgt to use as a spare I dug out a couple rods I forgot that I owned,  I found an old 9 ft 8wgt…

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Winter Fishing the Delta..

The Last couple weeks has been mayhem and its been 3 weeks since Ive fished the Delta.  Work is seasonally busy, and its been a challange  supporting my wife and father in law with some pressing health issues.  And with Christmas around the corner, its been busy.   Judging from the Delta Reports these last…

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The Sweet Smell of Roses…

Its been a long time in the making but a west coast team is in the Final Four playoff for the national title.  The Ducks have won the Pac 12 championship   Not only did they show the world they are nearly unbeatable,   they showed the world that the one loss to Arizona on Oct…

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The Tree is in the House…

With the family back home for Thanksgiving, its been busy these last weeks.  Gina cooked her traditional Turkey and we had a great feast- thankful for our health and family.  Nick was missing this year due to a medical emergency at 98 year old.  Im afraid it is time for him to consider Long Term Skilled…

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Oregon does NOT have a Stanford Problem

After yesterdays sensational route of Stanford and the number 4 seed Ole Miss loosing to Auburn to become a two loss team, the Oregon Ducks should be now in playoff position at number 4.  Mariotta may have cemented his bid for the Heisman and is the best football player in the nation.   The offensive and…

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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…