Category Archives: Fishing Overnight on the Water

A Shaker Beats A Skunk!

A Story From Another Time, Another Boat May 13, 1999 The worst day fishing beats… Well, it beats me to pieces in the wind! I cancelled the prior week’s fishing trip due to a combination of high winds and low … Continue reading

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Another Sturgeon Adventure – Without the Sturgeon!

Another Try… Another Skunk! March 12-13, 2013 Suisun Bay on a rare, calm day – just what I was waiting for! This adventure also began with a bad omen. I stopped at my usual bait shop for good, fat eel … Continue reading

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First Fishing Trip in over Three Months

A Pleasant Try, But no Fish …that’s why they call me FishWisher! February 28 – March 1, 2013 Day 1, Thursday: It seemed right from the start that this trip was not meant to be. As I drove to my beloved … Continue reading

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The Monster that Got Away!

Nov 14 – 15, 2012 The Season’s First Suisun Bay Trip My honey hole on Suisun Bay. It was a nearly calm day, and almost as good as it gets on Suisun in November. Over the years my honey hole … Continue reading

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Finally! A Couple of Sturgeon to the Boat!

One Sturgy Too Small, One Big’un Made a Break for It! April 19 – 20, 2012 Honestly, I’ve been such a wimp this spring. I haven’t been on a sturgeon hunt for a month because it’s either too cold or … Continue reading

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The New Sturgeon Season Opens with a Couple of Boat Rides

Lovely Boat Rides to Begin the New Sturgeon Season… March 8-9, 2012 The rod remained motionless this trip – but what a view! My last fishing adventure was over three months ago! In my old age I choose to NOT … Continue reading

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Another Mighty Suisun Bay Sturgeon!

A Cold December Adventure on Suisun Bay December 6-7, 2011   My big sturgeon! In the report of my last Delta adventure, I wrote that it would likely be my last for the year because it’s just so dang cold out … Continue reading

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Two Keeper Sturgeon on Suisun Bay!

A Suisun Bay Freight Train! November 8-9, 2011 The 59 inch, 45 pound beast poses with the handsome fisherman. Having chased salmon once too often this autumn, catching nothing for last week’s efforts, I declared my salmon season over and … Continue reading

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My First Visit to Lake Berryessa

A Gallant try at Lake Berryessa August 16-17, 2011 I have read a number of posts online about the great kokanee fishing on Lake Berryessa (Central California about 40 miles west of Sacramento), and having never fished the place, I … Continue reading

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Another Kokanee Adventure on New Melones Reservoir – and a Personal Best

A Personal Best Kokanee! August 4-5, 2011Cruising under the Highway 49 Bridge on New Melones Lake. Having missed my own local fishing the past couple of weeks while fishing in Oregon, it was time to prep the boat and head for … Continue reading

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Another Kokanee Adventure on New Melones Reservoir

More Kokanee on New Melones! July 13-14, 2011  New Melones Lake full to the brim as seen from the Highway 49 Bridge. Traveling aboard the motor home had been getting in the way of my fishing lately, and it was … Continue reading

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It’s June – And Time to Fish New Melones for Kokanee!

Kokanee on New Melones June 14, 15, 2011 My three kokanee lie in state in the fish box. The little beauties measured 13″, 14″ and 15″. I’ve been on the road aboard the motorhome this past couple of weeks, and … Continue reading

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Summer Has Arrived!

Summer Has Arrived! May 4-5, 2011 Day One: My little striper of about 18 inches. He was almost taken home by Willie, but one sore on the fish saved its life! Willie’s little shaker striper that was tossed back. I … Continue reading

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April 19-20, 2011: Two Days on the River = Three Sturgeon!

Three Sturgeon in Two Days! 2011-4-20 This little 28 inch sturgeon was released to fight another day. After launching into the Sacramento River at Rio Vista, I headed down river the four or five miles to Decker Island and dropped … Continue reading

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Finally! Chasing Sturgeon with the New C-Dory…

FishWisher IV’s Maiden Fishing Trip! March 9-10, 2011 Launching the new toy at Brannan Island State Park near Rio Vista, CA because… IT’S TIME TO GO FISHIN’! The projects were finally complete, the weather had warmed a bit, and the … Continue reading

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A few summer trips of 2007

Two summer trips of 2007 August 28, 2007 One tough little sturgeon! 52″ 30 Lbs. I read a very good report from Lucky Strike Charter about their catching five sturgeon on Saturday while fishing Suisun Bay. Five!? Suisun? In August? I don’t believe … Continue reading

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November 2006: Sturgeon Fishing!

November ’06 Sturgeon  An Autumn Cruise To Suisun Bay  November 1-2, 2006 I gave up on the salmon – at least for now. So after launching at Brannan State Park Tuesday morning, I trolled for stripers down river from Three Mile Slough.  I managed one … Continue reading

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Two record smallest keeper sturgeon in two weeks.

2005 Sturgeon #1… Barely! November 16-17, 2005 Thanks to the good weather, I’ve been out on the Delta for two overnight adventures the past two weeks and I must report that it just doesn’t get any better than this. Not only is the … Continue reading

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Midnight brawl on Suisun Bay

A Big Brawl for the First Sturgeon of 2005! February 10-11, 2005 A troublesome back and a couple of doctor visits nearly axed this week’s Delta adventure. While I wasn’t fit for much physical activity, I figured that I was up … Continue reading

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Hardest earned sturgeon ever!

The hardest earned sturgeon ever!  May 19-20, 2004 I had actually canceled this season’s final sturgeon adventure early Tuesday morning due to windy conditions on Suisun Bay. I then nagged myself the rest of the day about making such a stupid … Continue reading

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