12231, Oh the places you'll go|
Posted by swimbait, Thu May-15-14 09:03 AM
Reflecting today on all the places fishing has taken me. I can't help but be hyper-focused on catching fish, whether it's taking my boys to the local pond or fishing a 400 boat tournament. But more in the recent years I've taken time to look around and soak in the beauty of the places fishing has taken me.
Here's a list of all the places I've been over the years. Some highlights. And a few places I'd still like to make it to.
Santa Ynez River
Piedras Blancas Creek
Cal Poly Ponds
The frog pond at U Wanna Camp
Los Banos Creek
Big Sur River
Twin Lakes - Mammoth
Twin Lakes - above Huntington
Twin Lake - Bridgeport
hey why are there so many twin lakes
San Joaquin River
perhaps 20 small high sierra lakes from Purple Lake to Bench
California Saltwater and South, by Boat
Santa Cruz Isl
Santa Rosa Isl
San Miguel Isl
Santa Barbara Isl
San Martin Isl
San Benitos Isl
California Saltwater by shore kayak and tube
Montana de Oro
San Diego Bay
Lake Bill Waller
Wish List of Adventure
GT fishing in New Caledonia
Peacock Bass on the Rio Negro
Okeechobee in Spring
Eire for smallmouth
Musky on Lake of the Woods
Ocean stripers off the east coast
Alijos Rocks long range
Any lake 2 hours or less from my house that has big bass
New Zealand river brown trout
The backside of Cedros Island is a special place in the world. Watching huge yellowtail crash the surface was a heart pumper.
San Pablo in the early 2000's was astounding. Big giant bass, and so many of them.
Don Pedro 2005. Bass so hungry for a swimbait we switched to smaller hooks.
Slammer fishing at Coyote before they stopped planting trout. Big sloppy bass eating big topwater. I can still hear the sounds of the blowups in my head.
Clear Lake on the a-rig
Catching 60 stripers in a day on the Delta. Cast after cast on the all white BH.
The madness and agony of night time beach sriper fishing
"The Point" at Huntington Lake, for sentimental reasons
Wide open barracuda on the Horseshoe Reef on the stardust. Tady A-1.
Sunny day halibut at goleta beach from the float tube
Catching a 13 in a tournament at McClure and an 11 in a B-n-T tourney at Coyote & Rancho. Big bass by themselves are fun, big bass in tournaments add to the adrenaline.