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Baja Beach Fly Fishing 2009

Baja 2009

“The Year of the Grandes” – PLURAL! The trip began as usual – mostly… We got into plenty of the typical “fun” fish off the beach, (Ladyfish small Jacks, etc)… We found some junior Roosterfish, and we had daily shots at some monsters. The highlights, however… were that Dad finally got his true Monster Roosterfish, […]

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Doug's Grande Roosterfish

My Grande Roosterfish

If Winter-Steelhead are the fish of a thousand casts… …then Roosterfish from-the-beach are the fish of a thousand refusals. But every once in a while, when you least expect it, one surprises you. This afternoon was beginning to look like one of those days where the roosters never show. We’d been spread out over a […]

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Dad & His Grande Roosterfish

Dad’s Grande Roosterfish

We’d had some awesome shots at big Roosters during the premium lighting of the day but the good light was beginning to fade. Dad radio’d-in that he’d found a good ladyfish bite so Brandon & I headed his way. When we got there we scaled our flies down from the big 15 inch chickens we […]

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Big California Surf Striper

Crushing the 20 Pound Striper Barrier

Had an epic morning fishing the surf today. The tide was right, the structure was perfect, the Stripers were in – and I finally nailed a 20+ pound striper.

Check it out…

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California Fly Fishing for Surf Stripers

California Surf Stripers – Persistance

Persistance pays off… I was out on the beach a few mornings ago looking for surf perch with Jeff, and we got skunked – again. I don’t know what’s happened, surf perch were never a difficult fish for me to find in years past, but recently it’s been a completely different story. On our way […]

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Dave Shad Fishing

Shad Run 2009 – Trip 2

Another weekend, another fly fishing trip up to the Sacramento River shad grounds – this time with Dave. We pretty much had the place to ourselves which was awesome, the weather stayed down in the high 80’s (an added little bonus, especially compared to last year’s triple-digit-temperature shad trip we did together) and the fishing […]

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Sacramento River Road 48 Shad Fishing

Shad Run 2009 – Trip 1

It had been about a month since I last wet a line and even longer than that since I’d busted out a spey rod and the itch was in need of a serious scratching. The time was finally here, it was the middle of May, the shad were in the rivers, and the weather couldn’t […]

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Urban Carp FlyFishing

New Urban Carpery – with Jeff

While out pedaling around on the mountain bike Saturday, taking advantage of the unseasonably hot weather that hit the Bay Area this weekend (mid to high 90’s), I stumbled on another little urban carp spot. I’d ridden past it before and not seen anything but when I passed it this time I caught a glimpse […]

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Surf Perch Fly Fishing with the Boys

Shortest Surf Perch Morning Yet

Jose Silva was in town for a very short visit. He wasn’t intending on fishing on this trip and therefore hadn’t brought any gear but Dave, Jeff, and I wouldn’t have any of it. The weather and surf conditions weren’t expected to be very good but we didn’t have the luxury of rescheduling due to […]

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California Carp Fishing with Dad

Sludge Pond Carp with Dad

Just back from steelhead fishing up north, I had 1 day to check in on the sludge ponds to see if there were any carp stirring around before my dad came into town for the weekend for another business trip. His last business trip out here a year ago paid off big-time with plenty of […]

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