Tag: smelt

Pacific Update

Even during the current pandemic, fishing in the Pacific goes on. With the ocean water warming up over the past few weeks, the fishing has improved as well. The temperature today is a toasty 64 degrees. As you can see in the pictures above,… Continue Reading “Pacific Update”

“Catching” Up…

It has been a while since my last blog post but that doesn’t mean that I have not been out to my home pier in Ventura to check on fishing conditions, it just means that there is still little to report due to the… Continue Reading ““Catching” Up…”

The Return of the King

In an unusual occurrence, my part of SoCal experienced King Tides in back-to-back months. Last month I went out to the Ventura Pier to see if the fishing picked up despite the cold Pacific Ocean water and for the most part the catch was… Continue Reading “The Return of the King”

Of Kings and Legends

As I promised in my last post, I went out to the Ventura Pier to fish during the first day of a King Tide event that is coming to our shores. Legend has it that fishing is always betters during these very high tide… Continue Reading “Of Kings and Legends”

The ultra ultra-lite

First, I have stated many times in my blog that I like to give the fish I catch a fighting chance and if I lose one then the fish wins. This doesn’t bother me unless it is due to faulty or worn out equipment… Continue Reading “The ultra ultra-lite”

Fishing with my kid

Anyone who has grown children knows that no matter how old you all get to be, they will always be your kid(s). I my case, my kid is James who is 35 years old and a budding singer, actor, and musician who lives in… Continue Reading “Fishing with my kid”

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… Continue Reading “Diary of a Gypsy Fisherman”

Neither wind, dense fog, churning seas, or screaming maniacs…

…will stay this fisherman from making his rounds. And that is what I was up against yesterday when I paid a visit to Stearns Wharf. I didn’t think I’d be able to get out to the ocean this week because of prior commitments but… Continue Reading “Neither wind, dense fog, churning seas, or screaming maniacs…”

Later that day…

After ending my latest quest to catch something while surf fishing, I needed to stay on the Emma Wood State Beach side of town for a few hours so I could run an errand in the afternoon.  Instead of just prowling around all the… Continue Reading “Later that day…”

Some days you just don’t feel like…

…fishing. I am sure you didn’t expect to see that word next and you would have a hard time convincing my wife and friends that this statement can be attributed to me, yet it is nonetheless true. Today was one of those days. I… Continue Reading “Some days you just don’t feel like…”