Life is Still Good!


Life After Fishing…

ahhhhhh… but those days are over!

♫ Those were the days, my friend… ♫ ♪

♫ we thought they’d never end… ♪ ♫
2012-9-27c Lb 36 inch wild salmon RV Bridge

2012-3-8 sundown fishing

 August 18, 2014

 Finally! After over 50 years of admiring them, I am the proud owner of a Corvette!

2014-8-19c Shark SmileOMG! 400 HP and a beautiful face, too! She was just too much to resist.

2014-8-19b Corvette DaleShe’s a 2006 model with only 22000 miles! I guess the little Genesis Coupe just whetted my appetite for more. Or perhaps it’s simply senility; if so, senility’s a lot more fun than I imagined!

I was perusing the Internet while laid back in my recliner when I came across this beautiful beast. She was waiting for a new owner at Mataga Cadillac in Stockton, CA, just 20 miles or so away. I decided to drive on up and take a look. She was immaculate. Anyone would easily mistake this ’06 for a new one, fresh off the showroom floor. It was an unusually smooth transaction with Mataga, and the first time I offered a trade-in since the 90s as I always look to sell my cars and trucks instead of giving the “spread” to a dealership. But Mataga offered near retail for my Genesis, actually just $500 less than I paid for it, and it was a done deal. I love my Corvette!

To view more photos of my new hot rod, click here

December 2013

2013-12-18 Recliner 2

Growing older and embracing the recliner is not all bad!

Earl has nothing on me!

Reclined Earl

My home page has a whole new look, but the fishing and the bragging stories are still HERE. (Or click on the stories at the top of the page or choose a category from the right hand column.) And many RV adventures are still on my RV site, HERE

My new posts are listed in sequence on the right column labeled “Latest Posts” —>
Just click on each one to read.

My family and friends are still shaking their heads at my recent sale of yet another boat and pickup. I surely have been through a bunch of boats and trucks in the past few years, but THIS time I can say with certainty that I’ve sold the last boat.

I turned 70 the day after Christmas, and I’m surely not the same as I was a few years ago. Heck, maybe not even a few months ago. I found that the work involved in boating and fishing just wasn’t much fun anymore, to say nothing of the endless fishing regulations with which Kalifornistan has strangled much of the fun out of the sport. So I sold the boat and the truck, and bought a little sports car.

2013-12-25 Couper 2The new toy – a 2012 Genesis Coupe 2.0T – which I have since traded in for a Corvette!

My homepage will now become something like a Facebook page. I’ll write about the things I do, and include my RV adventures on this site.

2014-1-18a morning at Giddings, TX WalmartRVing is my favorite pastime these days, and has been for some time. I love seeing the country through that huge, panoramic Class A windshield – and plan to see a lot more in the coming years.

Some of my followers may want to stop  the notifications of new posts as they’ll be about RVing and other activities, and  won’t be about fishing except, perhaps, for rare adventures on other people’s boats.


Read first new post  here.

7 Responses to Life is Still Good!

  1. Darren (aka redneckpunk) says:

    Dale, we miss you and your great reports on the Sniffer but are happy to see you have found a couple new passions to keep you busy

  2. FishWisher says:

    Hi Darren – Yes, I’m still having a good time but I miss the boat if only to admire her just sitting on the trailer. But with the new regs for sturgeon, etc. I can’t say I miss the fishing all that much. The do-gooders have pretty much ruined it. Good luck to you out there and thanks for the visit.

  3. Tim says:

    Hey Dale. We’d like to seed you back on again. afew of us really enjoyed your travels and stories..


    Tschnautz at gmail dot com.

  4. John Herring says:

    Dale! RV adventures and discussion are welcome at also! We’re an open minded crowd over there, if we can keep folks off politics and religion!

    John Herring (aka poco loco, poquito loco, salmonbait, etc.)

  5. FishWisher says:

    Thanks for the visit, Tim and John. If I ever have another fishing report, maybe from fishing with a friend, I’ll report it as usual. I didn’t know RVing was a topic there, but if I see some RV discussion, I’ll join in. And. I’ll drop in from time to time to see if there’s a boat thread I can comment on. – Dale

  6. Fred S. says:

    I’ll miss the fish stories Dale, but enjoy lifes next adventure. Rving is another great relaxing hobby. PS: Love that car!

  7. FishWisher says:

    Thanks for the visit, Fred. I miss living the stories, too. But I don’t miss the wind, the work, the heat, the cold… and I find none of that here in my recliner! But it does get a bit boring. I’ve done quite a bit of RVing lately and more planned soon. I love driving and seeing the country.

    Wish I’d known of your site when I bought my last anchor. Stop in for another visit anytime.


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