Flashtail Clouser with Rattles

The Fly of Choice in the Delta last week was a Chartreuse 5 1/2 in Clouser. Steve likes them, and I like what he likes. I thought I would take this weekend to replenish my flies. I also like this fly in San Luis, and caught some personal best stripers on it. The recipe is…

Forebay Frenzy

  The forebay was empty today except for me and Tubin’ Louie.  I finally met Tim Anderson a couple weeks ago fishing with Luke Sing and it was a meeting long overdue.  Ive seen him on the lake for years and he fishes the forebay almost weekly.    After exchanging phone numbers with him,  we…

No Hitter – Cubs Win, Cubs Win

The Cubs Finally made it to the World Series and Monkeys have not flown out of my Butt. The good old Cubs are not losers anymore and they dont SUCK!  After moving back to the land of the Giants  over 30 years ago, I still remember those winless bleacher seat games in lightless Wrigley back…

How to cure the Post Amazon Blues

It’s hard to come back from a fantastic trip and return to the regular world. Im not talking about work. Im talking about fishing in the northern hemisphere where the fish are normal size and the insects actually respond to DEET, and where you can drink tap water. I am addicted to the exotic fishing…

O’Neill Forebay with Steve

  The cloud cover and low winds gave me an opportunity to take Steve Sakamaki out for a day on the Forebay.   We fished from 6:30 till Noon and managed 5 fish .   I was surprised at how clear the water was compared to the main lake.   The weeds were definitely less…

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…

REPEAT

I get a little bit nervous when too many things go my way.  I got pretty lucky today at the lake and landed a second fish over 2o lbs in two weeks. The  euphoria over last weeks fish had me on the fly tying bench last week tying up all sorts of giant flies flies.…