Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

Did you hear it? Landed here at 9:57 am this morning.

All I heard was this great big SPRONG and there it was.

We've scheduled 3 day trips in the Clipper each month through September.

The Clipper
I'll give you an update with pictures when we get back, but here is the schedule.

April - Pinnacles National Park. My son is going too and has the camp site next to ours.

May - Island Park Campground at Pine Flat Lake in Fresno. We're going to try to hook up with Daniel Roloff from the Impractical Fisherman blog. I plan on fishing Pine Flat Lake and the Kings River that runs out of the dam.

June - Back to Hope Valley Campground to fish Upper Blue Lake and the East and West Forks of the Carson River.

July - Hendy Woods State Park up in the mighty Redwoods on the North Coast.

August - Will put us at Half Moon Bay State Beach for 4 days. Our spot is right on the ocean. I'm going to take a stab at ocean fishing.

September - Still up in the air, but we'll find someplace to go.

So welcome to Spring. It should be a lot of fun this year. 


  1. Hopefully you can park and get us a good spot next to the flow. Ialways end up getting there a tad too late to get a good spot next to the flow.

    1. We'll see what we can do. Even if we don't catch anything, it'll be good to meet face to face.

  2. Man, you act like you're a man of leisure. It's official Spring and I'm officially jealous.

  3. Mark
    You are one lucky guy, enjoy the trip and land a few trout along the way. Looking forward to your report

  4. I would say that you are a "couple" with still great vision. The foresight, to make good use of your trailer and to visit some beautiful country this year. Was hoping I would see Rocky Mountain National Park on the schedule!

    1. Maybe next year. We still have a trip to Yellowstone that we planned 13 years ago and haven't taken yet. I have some fears that the Silver Bullet is not up to a long trip with more than 205,000 miles on it. Might have to wait for a new truck.

    2. Entirely understand, Mark. I would love to come visit Northern California someday, too. Not sure my vehicle would make it out of Colorado! Till then, let's just keep swapping stories.