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Mark Syn Graduates from U of O

University of Oregon Commencement Ceremony 6/13/2016 If someone told me at his high school graduation,that my son Mark would graduate from college with a degree in Human Physiology and an minor in Chemistry,  I would have said, “that would be highly unlikely.”    If someone told me that he would graduate with a 3.7 GPA…

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The Cathedral Park Fire

Usually by the end of May, Cathedral Park is plowed to reduce the fire hazard to the many multimillion dollar houses that surround the park. Given the right wind conditions, any house surrounding this small grassy park is at danger from the fires that are occasionally started by kids up on the hill smoking or…

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Redfishing the Grass of Charleston South Carolina

Our daughter Mia graduated from her Dietetics Internship at the Medical University of South Carolina this past weekend. This program is necessary for Mia to practice as a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist. Also with her Masters in Nutrition from Columbia and her undergrad degree in Nutrition from Berkley, she is setting out to make her…

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My Theater Projector has a baby…

A couple weeks ago, I did some spring cleaning on my home theater to get ready for those great evenings on the deck watching baseball and movies. To my suprise, a dove had built a nest on the projector. I watched the dove for a couple day and one day I noticed the nest empty…

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Your Carolina with Mia Syn

This weekend we are flying to Charleston to hang with our daughter as she finishes her Medical University of South Carolina Dietetic Internship Program. This morning, after finishing several weeks of interning with New York Private practices, she did her third piece on Channel 7 “Your Carolina” in South Carolina. Recently Whole Foods picked several…

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A Memorable Memorial Day

It seems that less people these days know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It is a day to remember and honor the 1.8 million that gave their life for America since 1775.  It is a day to honor the dead who served and a day to visit  cemeteries and place flags or flowers on…

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The Trash Racks are Still HOT.

  Today after not fishing San Luis for two weeks, I headed to the trash racks hoping that the new moon cycle and low winds would improve my luck.   I got to a calm lake at 7:30 and set out for the racks.  When I got there,  Ed Givens was working his way around.…

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Shad Fishing with Ray and Orland Outfitters

This past weekend I had the honor and pleasure of fishing with Ray Hutcherson of Sea Level Flyfishing at his annual Shad Fishing trip on the Sacramento River put on spectacularly by the guides of Orland Outfitters.   The lucky participants are shuttled by jetboat to a prime Shad run on the river where tents…

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Mid May Slowdown at the Racks

Maybe it was the moon phase, the bad Solonar rating, or the wind, but the fishing at the trash racks slowed down today after being red hot for the last 4 weeks. I was looking forward to fishing the trash racks again all week at work after so many great trips recently but the last…

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Mothers Day at the Trash Racks

In the midst of a major office remodel and the regular stresses of private practice,  I was eyeing the winds at San Luis all week long looking for an opportunity to fish the Trash Racks at San Luis again.    I had lunch with Jim Cramer last Wednesday and we decided to go fish together…

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Saturday on the Lake

I could hardly wait to get back fishing on the trash racks at San Luis Reservoir  after last weeks banzai.  When Steph and I met at Basalt Station, the gal in the booth (Roxanne)  said she was about to turn on the red light  I told her like Sting,  “Roxanne You don’t have to put on the…

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Dissecting the Ultimate Fish Taco….

Grilled Salmon Fish Tacos Taco Tuesday at Rosey’s on the Beach in Morgan Hill  (mispelled on purpose) is one of our favorite cheap dinners of all time.  They serve the best Grilled Salmon Fish Taco for 2 bucks.  Their fish taco was actually  “*Voted best fish taco by the SJ Mercury News* several years ago.   Ive…

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The Lake is on…

Warning- 25 minutes of non stop fish It amazing how fast things can change on San Luis Reservoir.  My last two trips to the forebay and lake left me reluctant to fish there. If not for the fact that yesterday, Steph and Vaughn actually caught fish ,   I wouldn’t have been motivated enough to…