The James Baroud Space roof tent.

Next year or maybe this year Im going to start my new years resolution to fish more local water next year. After this years road trip to Montana. I think I want to get back to basics and camp fish Northern Cali, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. I have a Motorhome, but for…

Seasick on San Luis

Monday Sept 3, 2018 – Today I almost got seasick on San Luis Reservoir.   The San Luis Gentleman’s club hit the racks with success yesterday landing over 100 fish between them all in  calm weather and no Dam Police.  Today’s weather report looked like yesterdays-a little wind in the morning dying down by 9:00 am. …

Alberta 2018

 August 26 – Sept 1, 2018 -It doesen’t seem right to lead off this post by saying that this is the worst week of fishing Cam and Pauly have seen in 17 years.   The abnormal for them was still pretty exciting and new for me having memories of some of the hottest weeks in…

Go Deep

Sunday August 19, 2018 -Its been a month since I’ve fished the Big lake having been blown off the water basically the whole month of July.   The last time I fished the lake was with Steve and we caught a bunch at the racks fishing deep.   I was hoping for a repeat.  It turned out…

Banzai at the Powerstaion

 As I get older, its harder and harder to get up in the morning to fish.  I try to REM for every minute till that alarm goes off and then I have the coffee, breakfast, meds,  bathroom routine down to exactly 20 minutes.   Then another 10 minutes to put the boat on the truck…

Are 360 Cameras in my future workflow?

  I got really hot and then really cold for 360 cameras. After editing one of my best friends weddings shot in my absence with a GoPro Fusion 360 Video Cam, Im hot again on these novelty cameras again. Im a sucker for 3D, VR , Hi Res sports cams to record my fishing adventures.…

Adventures in Landscaping 2018

You know how those little home projects turn into monsters? Here is yet another story of how a small project turned into a major one. After the California Drought of 2012 through 2017, I decided to let my crappy lawn go brown which it has remained till this year. Even though our grapes were thriving…

Steve owns the Racks. Wacky Racky

I dont think I ever caught so many cloned 17 inch schoolies ever. Our biggest today was only 20 inches but very few were like that. Today Steve and I caught over 40 stripers in San Luis. I hadn’t fished with Steve since last year in Bolivia, and he’s still got the moves at 86…

The Summer Pattern

Saturday June 23, 2018 -The first day of Summer came this week and SL again has gone into its “Green” mode with algae blooms, unpredictable winds, sub legal stripers in the shallows and some epic number days. I’ve been trying to fish the lake for the last couple weeks but have been waking up to…

When a Camcorder beats a Gopro

Twenty years ago before GoPro cameras, in the day of standard Definition (ATSC 640 x 480) video, I taped everything with a DV camcorder. There was something very versatile about palming a big video camera that could zoom and pan on a monopod fast enough to keep up with comp soccer and lacrosse. I loved…

The Sweep – Warriors Dynasty

The Warriors just swept the Cavs in the 2018 NBA Championships.   What a great year it has been.    As dominating as the Warriors seem now,  I think next year may be a tough one.  Seven games against the Rockets and LaBron’s amazing 50 point game that was as close as it gets means some…

Memorial Day 2018

  Monday March 28, 2018 -Years from now when I remember Memorial Day 2018,  I wont think of the catching two stripers on one cast,  or the American Shad that I stalked and caught in the lake chasing them around the edge.  I will think of the day the Warriors beat the Rockets in Game…

Scandinavia and the Baltic

May 9th – 23, 2018 -I wish this was a fishing report from Denmark, Finland and Russia,  but its a travel diary of the annual Smooth Jazz Dave Koz cruise that Gina and I take every year.   This years cruise ended up in a spectacular tour of St Petersburg that Gina put together with a…