Handles local outfitting on our kayak trips. Tell them Gary sent you!

La Ventana Info

Tides chart is for La Paz which reflects closely with La Ventana, great sol lunar info.

(small graph icons will display the last 5 days of data for the given measurement right up to 10 minutes ago)
(tons of stuff here)
(click through the icons & menus on the left until you understand what everything is)

EEB Mike
Baja California Weather, Storm, and Hurricane Tracking

Water Temperature (SST)
Sea surface Temperature charts 1-30 days

NHC East Pacific
Two Day Advance Hurricane information

Current graphics depicting adverse weather in the Atlantic and Pacific.

NHC Discussion
Detailed discussion about current events that may effect/cause hurricanes.

GOES Color-RGB Sat
Near real time color enhanced IR imagery of water vapor

Precipitable Water
Animated chart of precipitable water

Stunning imagery of Pacific water temps. See above SST for local water temps

East Pacific Animated Water Vapor Loop
Rainbow Animated water vapor East Pacifc

Good Guides

Solis Fly Fishing
Solis Fly Fishing – San Diego California

Maury Hatch
First Hatch Guide Service – Northern California

Bowman Bluewater Guides and Outfitters
San Diego’s Premier Off Shore, Inshore and Freshwater Guiding Service

Outerbanks Fly Fishing Charters

Photographers and Writers

Corey Kruitbosch
Freelance Photographer and Website Designer

Scott Sadil
Author, angler, wooden boat builder and editor of fly fishing at Grays Sporting Journal. Scott is fly fishing wordsmith. Check out his latest collection of short stories “Good News River”.

C.J. Box  Not only an excellent rooster fisherman, he is a bestselling crime mystery writer. His Joe Pickett series about a game warden in Wyoming, is excellent.

T. Jefferson Parker Jeff Is a gifted flyfisher and crime mystery writer about Southern California detectives and police procedures, but also delves into other amazing stories.

Brian Wiprud  Brian is an avid saltwater flyfisher and author of the series Linsenbigler, among other books, about a talented flyfisher and mixologist who is always getting into hilarious dangerous predicaments

Dylan Tomine
Writer, conservation advocate, blueberry farmer, and father

Internet Resources
(don’t overlook their “spots” sub-forecasts)

La Jolla Kayak Fishing
Jim Sammons’ Kayak Fishing at its finest Since 1996.

Wetsand – Links to some of the best weather surf report sites we have seen

Tidelines Tide Calendars – Illustrated tide tables with graphic wave lines running through the days to show the intensity and timing on a given day or the movement of the tidal pattern over a period of time. Available at most surf shops or online.

Channel Islands Marine Reserves map at  Click here: MPA

Heal the Bay Beach Card Report – check for contamination grades at Southern California beaches on a roll-over map.

California Coastal Records Project – close-up aerial photos of the coastline.

Local Clubs

Southwest Council of the International Federation of Flyfishers
Flyfishing in Southern California and Southern Nevada

Golden State Flycasters
Northern San Diego County Fly Fishing Club

San Diego Flyfishers
San Diego County Fly Fishing Club

Sespe Flyfishers Inc.
Ventura Fly fishing Club-Gary’s home club

Non Profits We Support

Trout Unlimited
Fishery Restoration

International Federation of Fly Fishers

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

California Trout – Keepere of the Streams

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Los Padres Forest Watch

Food For Thought
Community support and education for healthier food in schools

Ojai Green Coalition
Creating environmentally sustainable community in Ojai

Gray Fish Tag Research
Tagging and studying rooster fish

Companies We Support