Salt Springs Kayak Camping

Salt Springs Kayak Camping

For the past few years I’ve planned a kayak camping trip for my Dad and a few family friends. This years trip was quite the adventure! We got an early start Sunday morning so we could stop and fuel up on a big breakfast before driving up the hill. After not quite two...
Muskies Out West

Muskies Out West

Kevin and I had some big plans to head East and chase some new species. We left Sunday morning with some high hopes and made the long drive to a new lake. When we got there in the late afternoon we were greeted with some prettier sights than what we imagined, but some...
Big Fish and Structure

Big Fish and Structure

Just to make things clear, I am no expert on the subject, but there have been some things I’ve learned over the years. Also, you should know I’m speaking in terms of casting vs vertical jigging. Kayak fishing is quite different than fishing from a boat or from shore....
Foothill Gem

Foothill Gem

After quite the wet winter and spring here in California, we’ve finally got some decent weather so I could get out and fish. My buddy Kevin wanted to join so we made the drive up into the Sierras to one of my favorite lakes. Unfortunately, there ended up being a lot...
Sharing My Passion

Sharing My Passion

A couple of my friend have been asking me to take them fishing for quite a while. Kevin, my EMT partner at work, had never been fishing. So when we were able to line up a day, I opted to bring the kayaks along, my Kilroy and Cruise 10. I knew for a first time...
East Walker Hike and Float

East Walker Hike and Float

Unfortunately, my plans for Baja didn’t quite work out, so I had to implement plan B. It came down to a few options, all in Nevada, but the East Walker won out.  We loaded up our gear in my truck and trailer Saturday morning and headed East for Yerington. Our...
Fall Float

Fall Float

  It’s been awhile since my Dad and I first floated the Stanislaus River, almost a full year. So, it was about time we did it again! It’s one of the more scenic rivers here in the Central Valley and to top it off there are a variety of species that inhabit the...
Union Valley Reservoir

Union Valley Reservoir

  Another nice day in the Sierras is in the books! My Dad joined me for a trip up to Union Valley Reservoir yesterday. We made a stop in Placerville to grab some coffee and a quick bite to eat, then up the road we went. It was a pleasant surprise to arrive at the...
River Troutin’ with the Coosa FD

River Troutin’ with the Coosa FD

Our weather out here in CA has been a little hit or miss lately, but a couple decent days lined up with my days off. So my dad and I hit the water on one of our local floats, the Mokelumne river. My Dad planned on just a relaxing float, while I planned to target the...