Adventures from the Western Seaboard of the United States.

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Herring Hunters

Anticipation of a herring spawn at Paradise Pier. It's about to go down...

Jan 15, 2021
Pigeon Point Lingzilla

Breaking in my new boat, a Stealth 575, in the waters I know best.

Dec 20, 2020
Puakea Volare

I finally got my sticky fingers on one of the hottest boats on the market.

Oct 18, 2020
Mavericks Lingcod

Early into the session I ran out of bait. Those damn croakers and jacksmelt...

Sep 19, 2020
Huki V1-X

Rob and I decided to check out an outrigger canoe by the only local manufacturer left standing.

Sep 12, 2020
Kai Wa'a Ares

We had to delay this event several times, the smoke from the California wild fires was just too much...

Sep 5, 2020
Kai Wa'a Vega Flex

Kai Wa'a is a new entrant to the surfski scene and I had a chance to test one of their first designs.

Sep 5, 2020
Bluefin Monday

Koji and I combined to nail a big bluefin tuna on an offshore trip; or was is the other way around?

Aug 31, 2020
Expedition Wolf Eel

I had 10 days to get away from it all, the pandemic and the scorching heat of the valley.

Aug 20, 2020
Fenn Swordfish S

After paddling an Epic V8 Pro I wanted to step it up a bit. The Fenn Swordfish S looked just right.

Aug 10, 2020
Redemption Halibut

Nick made a big splash with a 36" halibut from the Monterey Bay.

Jul 20, 2020
Monterey Canyon King

I went on a long paddle deep into the Monterey Canyon with a plan.

Jul 19, 2020
Shelter Cove Salmon

After a longer absence I made my way back to Shelter Cove for a great adventure.

Jul 12, 2020

Curious, confident, fearless — and always a wicked trick up her sleeve.

Jun 13, 2020
Bolinas Salmon & Thresher

Over at Bolinas I witnessed Matt and Koji catch two amazing fish.

Jun 10, 2020
Epic V8 Pro

Paddling a surfski on the San Rafael Creek.

Jun 6, 2020
The Stealth Experience

Demo paddle with a solid catch? When did this ever happen?

May 31, 2020
Memorial Day Petrale

A quiet day on the Monterey Bay (until the wind came up).

May 25, 2020
Point Richmond To Point Orient

An exploratory trip up the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.

May 22, 2020
Live Baiting With Eddie

Nothing performs like live bait. It never seizes to amaze me when I see it play out in real-time.

May 16, 2020
Into The Third Dimension

We were looking for salmon out of Moss Landing but the best part of the day was the sail back home.

May 9, 2020
Anytime, Anywhere, No Matter How Big

I fished Ferry Point for the first time from a kayak; it was awesome!

May 2, 2020
Paddling For Petrale

A long paddle deep into petrale territory and an unexpected bycatch.

Apr 25, 2020
Halibut Saturday

If it's Saturday it's halibut day. Today I took two out of the bay.

Apr 18, 2020
Striper Games

An attempt to catch California Halibut in the San Francisco Bay resulted in a Striper.

Apr 15, 2020
Monterey Canyon

Bathymetry of the Monterey Canyon and the Soquel Canyon tributary.

Apr 11, 2020
The Long Paddle

The long way back home. Monterey Bay, six miles offshore.

Apr 4, 2020
17-Mile Paddle

I was thinking about the 17-Mile Drive, that beautiful stretch from Pacific Grove to Pebble Beach.

March 28, 2020
Spring Training

Spring is here and, as I do every year, I use this time to put some cardio into my tank.

Mar 5, 2020
Cedar Barrel Sauna

Is this a sport or even an outdoors adventure? The guys and girls from Finland would certainly say so.

Feb 20, 2020
New Year's Fish

What better place to end a great season than in my home waters of Pigeon Point?

Dec 29, 2019
Albion Winter Camping

The forecast indicated that there might be a break in sight. I took a chance and headed out to Albion.

Dec 14, 2019
Reverse Sweep Roll With Paddle Float

I took my vintage Pintail to the shores of Alameda for another crack at the reverse sweep roll.

Nov 10, 2019
Buckwheat Crêpe

Easy to make and nourishing; especially popular when camping.

Oct 10, 2019
Salmon Techniques & Sushi With Chovy

Chovy and MooMoo held a show & tell event at Half Moon Bay Kayak Co.

Sep 28, 2019
Bolinas Salmon

Whenever I feel particularly good about myself and I am ready for defeat, I go to Bolinas.

Sep 2, 2019
Lost Coast Thresher

My Viking friend from the North solo landed this unbelievable fish at Shelter Cove.

Aug 31, 2019
Pacifica Whale Encounter

I was chasing salmon with my sea kayak when I crossed paths with a Humpback Whale.

Aug 28, 2019
Rockaway Salmon Limit

The word was out that salmon were hanging around near Rockaway. I had to investigate.

Aug 25, 2019
Pasta with California Mussels

I know a place up on the Mendocino coast where the rocks are covered in California Mussels.

Aug 11, 2019
Mendocino Salmon

It finally happened! After years of trying I brought home my first kayak salmon.

Aug 10, 2019
Bolinas Halibut Bonanza

I embarked on another salmon expedition out of Bolinas and came back with an unexpected catch.

Jun 16, 2019
Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove is on California's Lost Coast where the King Range meets the Pacific Ocean.

Jun 6, 2019
Kayak Rolling

Rolling sea kayaks on the shores of Alameda.

May 27, 2019
Tomales Downwinder

Jim sounded excited. A storm was brewing, it was time for a downwind run on Tomales.

May 18, 2019
Albion In May

Albion in May can be amazing. It also can be stormy and cold and the seas can be rough.

May 18, 2019
Surfing Dillon Beach

Took a surfzone class with Mike Kowalsky, ace kayaker and fantastic teacher.

May 4, 2019
Pigeon Point

Early season trip to Pigeon Point with Jason. Both of us caught a few nice Lingcod and Rockfish.

Apr 28, 2019
Paradise Halibut

In order to make good on the Triple Crown Challenge I contracted the services of Jeremy Wade.

Apr 26, 2019
Richmond to Tiburon

Paddled from Richmond to Tiburon to learn more about the underwater topology.

Apr 7, 2019
ACA Level 3 Assessment

Sean Morley had set up a Level 3 Assessment for Sea Kayaking and invited me to join.

Mar 12, 2019
Valley Pintail

When I spotted a vintage Pintail on the market I didn't hesitate to buy it.

Feb 24, 2019
Almond Tree Bloom

By the end of February the almond orchards of the Central Valley are in full bloom.

Feb 24, 2019
Aries 155 Rolling

I took my new Aries 155 through its paces. Great little boat, it does everything well.

Sep 1, 2018
Petrale Sole

So, what's my favorite fish you may wonder? It's not the almighty King Salmon...

May 5, 2018
The Big Escape

A story about a giant halibut. We fought it, gaffed it, bled it, and it still got away.

Nov 18, 2017
Sterling Reflection Rolling

Kayaks are the only boats built to perform upside-down just as well as right-side-up.

Sep 30, 2017
Verdant Force

Radiant green & very potent. A drink like no other.

Aug 22, 2017
Pigeon Point - The Glory Days

In 2015 I started getting into some really nice fish. These were the glory days at Pigeon Point.

Jun 14, 2015
Shelter Cove to Trinidad

A trip to Shelter Cove and Trinidad which I won't forget.

Aug 30, 2014