Finally – a list of all my boats on one page! I’ve meant to get this project done for entirely too long, and now here it is. Enjoy!
This page is in reverse order; the most recent boat is listed at the top. To view in sequence, begin at the bottom of the page.
~ FishWisher IV ~
FishWisher IV was a head turner and a very comfortable and efficient fishing machine.
I purchased this beautiful 2009 C-Dory Angler 22′ in November of 2010 – and spent a small fortune setting her up as I wanted. This photo shows her as she was after all the work. The posts detailing the many improvement projects are here; begin from the bottom of that page, too, to see her from the beginning as those posts are also in reverse order.
I purchased this very comfortable boat because I really missed being able to spend nights on the water – the North River just wasn’t built for such use and I wanted a bed to sleep in! This C-Dory had a comfy V-berth and I spent a lot of nights aboard her on the delta.
I enjoyed this boat immensely for three years as she was very comfortable after all the upgrades. After sitting for three months during the summer of 2013, I realized the time had come to give up boating and fishing. I had to admit it just wasn’t much fun anymore because I just was too old to enjoy the work involved.
When I sold her, a fellow from San Diego bought her for ocean fishing and I heard that she did very well fishing tuna off the coast.
~ FishWisher III~
FishWisher III was an impulse buy and the only brand new fishing boat I ever owned.
It was back in 2008, during the late fall or winter if I recall correctly, that I visited the North River dealership in Sacramento with my fishing buddy, John. This beauty was on the showroom floor and I climbed aboard to look her over just for fun. The awesome construction and finish really impressed me. I was frustrated with the limitations of the little Klamath, and decided to buy the new North River!
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I spent many happy hours fishing aboard the beautiful North River. She was a very seaworthy vessel that easily handled anything Suisun Bay could offer.
The North River came with a full canvas that made cold weather fishing tolerable.
I installed all the usual electronics on the North River, of course. She had AM/FM/CD, VHF, and even XM radios, a Humminbird fishfinder/GPS/Chart plotter, windlass, electric downriggers, etc.
I installed an electric windlass with a 100′ chain rode. I had been spoiled by the windlasses on Midlife Cruises II and FishWisher I and had grown too old to be wrestling an anchor by hand!
~ FishWisher II ~
FishWisher II, a 2005 Klamath ADW 15′ aluminum boat.
Having foolishly sold the C-Dory in December of 2007, by early 2008 I had recognized my mistake and was looking for another boat. I bought this cute little 15′ Klamath in February of 2008. Yes, it was quite a step down from the C-Dory that was so well equipped and seaworthy, but it was an Ok lake boat. I used her in a limited way on the delta, and caught my share of sturgeon with her, but she was too small to take downriver to my favorite fishing area, Suisun Bay. I sold her in December of 2008 after buying the much more seaworthy North River; I wanted to fish Suisun Bay!
But her limitations didn’t stop me from loading her up with electronics:
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