Fun in the heat

Posted by – July 8, 2013

Frog fishing is kicking in and I am enjoying the hot weather. Winds have finally settled moss is floating and big bites can be had. A black Bobby’s Perfect frog has been the ticket for me and my clients.

Wow Wind!

Posted by – June 12, 2013

WOW wind! The delta has been going on a 3 week terror of wind. Yes the wind backs off for a day or so but then it kicks hard again. In the wind my best bites have been coming on a Optimum Baits Titan swim bait as seen in the photo and a Dandy Baits spinner bait. I hope this helps you all put some big ones in the boat.

Crank n the Delta

Posted by – May 29, 2013

Good times with a great guy!

Fishing has been fair to good for the LMB s on the delta. The crank bait bite is going well for me with fish up to 4lbs being caught. A craw pattern bait and a shad pattern are what I am rotating on my boat. The fish in some areas are focused on crawdads and in other areas the forage of choice is a bait fish. The surprise for me is the lack of top water action. I am getting top water fish just not in the quantity I have in years past. Stumped on that one.
Baits I am using are: IMA Shaker in Fire Tiger, Shad, Craw. A IMA Square bill in Shad and Craw

Ca. delta in March

Posted by – March 30, 2013

Have been guiding most of the past 2 weeks and the bite has been like a Yo-Yo. I was able to catch bigger fish on a Dandy Baits spinnerbaits fishing one of the blades in the kits and Optimum Swimbaits most of the time. 1 week ago I could fish a reaction bait like the Dandy Baits Spinner baits and catch 30-50 fish a day. This past week the reaction bite seemed to have slowed down for me, with 10-20 fish a day on reaction, fish are shallow. Water has been 60 -64, hope this helps everyone.

Delta is getting Hot

Posted by – March 12, 2013

The delta is really heating up with both water temps and fish alike. Optimum Swimbaits and Big Bite Yomamas are getting the job done for me.

March Fishing

Posted by – March 8, 2013

Went out fishing today looking for some giants for upcoming guide trips. FOUND THEM! Fishing on the delta is really turning on.  An Optimum swimbait or a Dandy Baits Spinner Baits are getting the job done.


Shaky Head Fishing Clear Lake

Posted by – January 16, 2013

Jig Fishing Clear Lake

Posted by – January 16, 2013

It is Cold, I am not thanks to Simms Fishing Gear

Posted by – January 1, 2013

During these times of extreme cold the proper gear often gets over looked as being a part of a successful day. Simms makes a Wind Stop Foldover Mitt that makes it easy to run in a boat, pull the mitten portion of the gloves back and start fishing with out delay. I never have to take my gloves off to fish, they are great! The new Beanie Face Mask is another item that I will not be without this time of year. The 2 in 1  pull down face mask and beanie protects me from the winds especially while running in the boat. The face masks ability to be pulled down out of the way when not needed is a huge plus. No more taking clothing off and on during the day to get comfortable.  Check them out they are awesome!

Winter Fishing

Posted by – December 24, 2012

Winter bass fishing in California can be brutal. The air temps are in the 30s, water temps are reaching high 40s, and you are stuck wondering if it’s even worth going out. IT IS! I had a great day on New Melones throwing creature baits and finesse worms  I am still catching good numbers. We had a solid 50 fish day with the biggest ones weighing in at the 3lbs range. There is hope in the winter.