Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Panfish Revisited

How can you not love it when an artist that most of us recognize for his trout images veers into various directions and pays serious homage to the humble sunfish. Having been away from the stream for a while, I've been pondering when and where I could sneak in a session for these little guys. James Prosek puts it all so well in this issue of Garden and Gun. He waxes nostalgic about his fascination with the world of bass professionals, the crazy lures they use and the luxurious boats. As a kid, that affected a lot of us and it was easy to scoff at the little fish under the dock except when, maybe, you'd use one for bait! You don't need to be old to have a little wisdom and an appreciation for all creatures should be engrained in us all hence, The Bluegill!

Link: HERE

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weather Channel Gets It Right

File under: In these bizarre times - it's the little things.
Trying to stay in step with the theme of this blog not to mention post something new after a long absence, I have this fun offering. Upon a recent visit to the Weather Channel website, they dished their usual fare of "additional content". You know, the stuff that's relevant but also which often seems more devised to engage us versus help us decide whether or not to go to the corner store in a T-shirt or a sweater. Well, that said, they scored a home run with me as they showed footage of salmon migrating across a road during a flood (pretty old news to fish freaks worldwide) but top it off, an homage to air travel of yore replete with none other than Led Zep standing outside of their private jet. I'm speechless! 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Flat Trout

Well, I couldn't resist with this title. A few weekends after the Carp Throwdown (which was a blast), I found myself forfeiting the ever-frustrating corbina quest and stripping a good ol' clouser through a deep trough and nabbed this beauty. Undersized but healthy as hell, I released the fish to fight another day ...

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Opening Day 2015

Confession, I'm on a stream, yes a stream watching FC Barcelona v.s. Espanyol ....
Illustration: Brynolf Wennerberg circa 1914

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Spot's Fly Fishing Expo - April 11 & 12, 2015

This weekend's event will be nothing short of amazing!
Details here:

Friday, March 13, 2015

Trout Fishing in Long Beach? - The Double Haul Ball - Sat. March 14th, 2015

This event focuses on local salt and is well worth the effort to check out! Details at: