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.
California Freshwater Lower Otay San Vicente Poway Dixon Miramar Perris Castaic Castaic Lagoon Piru Mission Viejo Casitas Cachuma Lopez Santa Margarita Santa Ynez River Sespe River Sisquoc River Manzana Creek Davey Brown Piedras Blancas Creek Matilija Creek Cal Poly Ponds San Antonio Nacimiento Pinto Lake Uvas San Justo Calero Anderson Lexington Coyote Del Valle Delta Los Vaqueros Chabot San Pablo Shadow Cliffs Lafayette Spring Lake Berryessa Clear Lake The frog pond at U Wanna Camp Shasta Pardee New Melones Don Pedro McClure Los Banos Creek Rancho Seco Big Sur River Twin Lakes - Mammoth Twin Lakes - above Huntington Twin Lake - Bridgeport hey why are there so many twin lakes Tamarack Lake Huntington Lake Shaver Lake Big Creek San Joaquin River Edison Lake Florence Lake Upper Kern perhaps 20 small high sierra lakes from Purple Lake to Bench Crowley June Silver Gull Grant South Lake North Lake Intake II Portal Forebay Upper Owens Lower Owens Pleasant Valley Convict Mammoth Creek Hot Creek Hat Creek Fall River Tahoe
California Saltwater and South, by Boat Golden Gate Santa Cruz Morro Bay Santa Barbara Anacapa Isl Santa Cruz Isl Santa Rosa Isl San Miguel Isl Catalina Isl Santa Barbara Isl Ventura San Diego Cedros Isl San Martin Isl San Benitos Isl
California Saltwater by shore kayak and tube Ocean Beach Mussel Rock Linda Mar Rockaway Beach Morro Rock Montana de Oro Refugio El Capitan Goleta Santa Barbara San Diego Bay La Jolla
Texas Fayatte Sam Rayburn Toledo Bend
Louisiana Venice Bayou Liberty Bayou Lacombe Bayou Bonafuca Tchefuncte River
Mississippi Lake Bill Waller
Florida Disney World
Wish List of Adventure GT fishing in New Caledonia Peacock Bass on the Rio Negro Okeechobee in Spring Lake Fork Lake Austin 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 Alaska anything
Best Of 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.