I’m often asked for advice regarding fishing rods. Usually by someone who has recently decided that they like fishing the saltwater, and are ready to invest some money on buying their own gear. I always fall back on the advice given by Brandon Hayward and memorialized in his first book, The Southern California Angler (2008). […]
I don’t really fish freshwater. Last year I did some river fishing for salmon. Earlier this year, I did some lake and stream fishing for trout in Montana. As a general rule though, I’m a saltwater guy. So when Oliver Solis of Fishing Syndicate asked me to try out the Bays & Lakes series of
Having been born in 1960 in Cuba to parents (Enrique & Esperanza Fuentes) who shared a passion for fishing, I grew up with the Fishing Life Style! I was no fluke that the passion passed on to me would stay with me my entire life. In 1968 my parents decided to leave Havana to avoid
In 2007, I took my young family up north to visit my parents in the Seattle suburb of Des Moines, WA where I grew up. At that point in time, I was a once or twice a year kind of fisherman. During the visit, my dad suggested we take my son Jacob to a trout
I was 9 years old, and had no idea what the moment would bring. It was as if time was standing still. There I stood holding my breath focusing on that small red and white bobber floating on the surface of the water. My little Thrifty bought Zebco setup in my hands, I patiently waited.
How does one even define “inshore”? That question is one that really hit home for me over the course of 2020. I spent the first 3 months of the year in typical fashion for a Southern California saltwater angler. January and February involved surf fishing for some perch, but mostly targeting halibut. Skiff fishing for