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Baby it is cold outside…

When we who live along the southern and central California coast start griping about the “cold” weather, we are usually referring to temperatures in the lower 40’s and, God forbid, the 30’s. We know that inland temperatures in the desert can get bitterly cold…

Diary of a Gypsy Fisherman

The title of this post was originally going to be the title of my blog but while searching available URL’s, I just could not find one that was suitable—or memorable—so I looked for my secondary choice and discovered that theoldmanandtheseas.com was available.  Subsequently I…

Pier fishing is for the birds

In the 60 years since my grandfather taught me how to fish, I have fished in almost every way that you can fish (the exception being fly fishing).  I have fished freshwater in boats, on the shore, and from fishing docks.  I have fished…

Stearns Wharf II: Shark, bass, and mackerel, oh my!

After my last fishing adventure at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, CA where I caught 40 fish in 4 hours, I just had to go back to see if that was the norm or if I had just caught the area on a good…

Fishing on the fly

From FB posting of August 13, 2019 I had a little frustrating situation arise this morning and when I got home from dealing with it around 11 AM, I really didn’t feel like hanging around the house so I did something I have been…

Sometimes you DO get what you wish for…

From FB posting of August 11, 2019 I have been thinking about getting a small garage refrigerator to keep fish bait in which would get it out my home freezer but I really didn’t want to pay for one just for that purpose. Then,…

Weekend fishing on the pier

I normally don’t fish on weekends due to the crowds on the pier but I bought a brand-new outfit (rod & reel) and I wanted to try it out. The new set replaced a rod & reel that I had for over 35 years. …