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  • Cold Hands? Here is some help!

    When your out fishing on a cold day, making changes to your rig, baiting your hook, casting, or doing any number of other things can be a challenge if your fingers are cold to the bone. If, like me, you have medical condition that makes your hands cold even in the summer, it can be […]

  • Cayucos Pier

    While on an overnight trip to Morro Bay, CA to go on a bike tour, it rained the first day so I decided to drive 7 miles up the coast to Cayucos and check out the Cayucos Pier. It is a small pier but better maintained than any of the other piers I have been […]

  • The Pond and the Pacific

    The Pond I was invited to spend the night at a magnificent 200-acre property called Ranch Grande located about 20 miles north of Ojai, CA, so this week my wife and I took the owner up on his offer.  You can do a lot of things there like horseback riding, canoe, rowboat, or paddle boat […]

  • Signs of Life

    For a few months access to the Pacific Ocean has been non-existent in my part of SoCal due to necessary closures in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But last week I found out that the Goleta Pier, which is part of the Santa Barbara County Parks division had opened to all activity including fishing. So […]

  • The Pacific and the Pandemic

    I haven’t been out to the Ventura Pier since all hell broke loose because of the current worldwide pandemic even though I know fishing out there is not prohibited under California’s Marshall Law. The fishing has been way off due to the cold Pacific water anyway, but I had been checking in now and again. […]

  • “Catching” Up…

    It has been a while since my last blog post but that doesn’t mean that I have not been out to my home pier in Ventura to check on fishing conditions, it just means that there is still little to report due to the continued cold water in the Pacific Ocean. The weather in Ventura […]