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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…

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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…