Sunday, August 23, 2009
Check this out - 2009 Crystal Pier Kids Classic. This is group is a long time Charter on the American Angler. Very Cool Pictures. The kids look pretty stoked.
From Bloody Decks
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
From: Greg Stoney
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 8:58 AM
To: Robert N. Hara; March, Tim; Phil Lindholm; Todd Garrett
What's up guys,
I fished up the backside of Cruz for generally slow fishing, but I did come across one little nugget of tasty small kine. I also saw a nice spot of yellows on top but they sank out way before I got in range.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Date: Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 6:24 PM
Subject: FW: SoCal Steelhead Need Your Help
Sharon L. Tamiya, Esq.
From: California Trout [mailto:null@mail.
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:07 PM
To: Sharon Tamiya
Subject: SoCal Steelhead Need Your Help
CalTrout has a message that you may not often hear: YOU can make a difference in bringing an endangered species back from the brink of extinction.
Without your support the numbers don't look good:
500 -- the number of Southern California Steelhead, down from 500,000.
50 -- the number of miles of pristine spawning waters in the Santa Clara River blocked by the Vern Freeman Diversion
2 -- the number of steelhead sighted navigating the Diversion's fish ladder last year.
$250,000 -- the amount of funds needed for litigation to return fish passage on the Santa Clara.
Here's the difference your support -- at any level -- can make.
The Santa Clara River once supported 10,000 returning steelhead annually. Last year just two adults were sighted. The primary reason for this calamity is the Vern Freeman Diversion, operated by the United Water Conservation District. Located just 11 miles from the sea, it blocks access up the Santa Clara River to historic steelhead spawning grounds and tributaries like Sespe Creek. It also robs steelhead of the flows necessary for their journey by diverting water to agriculture, residences and businesses in the Oxnard Plain.
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) estimates that steelhead can now access just 1% of their native range. The Santa Clara offers some of the best spawning waters between Santa Maria and Baja -- a victory here will be a boon not just to this river's fish but endangered Southern California Steelhead in the entire region. CalTrout has an historic opportunity to build upon a Biological Opinion by NMFS, set legal precedent and bring Southern California Steelhead back!
But it doesn't come cheaply. CalTrout is engaged in a dialogue with the operator of a fish-blocking diversion on the Santa Clara River but we will go to court this November if a settlement isn't reached. Anticipated expense for litigation and fisheries experts is $500,000 over the next three years. Raising $250,000 by the end of this year will allow CalTrout to present a legal challenge to operations at the Vern Freeman Diversion and enforce endangered species protections.
Twenty years ago CalTrout went to court to protect the tributaries of the Eastern Sierra and to permanently re-water Mono Lake. We are uniquely poised for success again on the Santa Clara. We have the expertise and evidence for another big victory -- with your help.
You can save the Southern California Steelhead by:
Date: Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:15 PM
Subject: Endeavor fishing 8/11/09
To: Bob Hara firstname.lastname@example.org
Great to hear from you Steve. Brandon sure looks like he is having fun putting the Wood to the Fish. Check out Sueno on the Board.
Thanks for the Report - Well Done
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 07:14:28 -0500
To: Bob Hara
Subject: FW: Newport Lifeguard pics
That was a pretty Burly Swell that hit OC pretty hard. I think it also brought us a bunch of exotics into our offshore waters just like the Surfer Turtles In Finding Nemo.
Cowabunga Mang. Eat My Shorts!!!!
Thanks for the shots John
Monday, August 3, 2009
California Golden Trout
From: March, Tim
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
To: Robert N. Hara; Greg Stoney
Subject: Golden Afternoon
My weekend was awesome…Made a road trip from Tahoe through the Eastern Sierras with my daughter for 5 days. We hiked to some beautiful waterfalls, kayaked alpine lakes + more. Caught/ released many wild brownsand rainbows in Echo Lake, Truckee River, W. Walker River, Rush Creek, Mammoth Creek, Pine Creek, and the Owens River.
Last stop Sunday, we drove to 10,000 ft to the Horseshoe Meadows above Lone Pine. We arrived in late afternoon under gray skies and hiked out to the meadow – we were alone with no others. It rained on us for about an hour while
Great Shots Tim - Looks like a memorable weekend - Money