Browsing: Lake Boy by Jim Brown

jim-brownJim Brown’s “Lake Boy” is a chronological memoir covering his experiences fishing in San Diego, from his first fish at age 4, catching spotfin as Mission Bay was dredged, catching trout in local streams, being in the middle of the plastic worm revolution, moving in at Lake Sutherland when he was 12, taking over Lower Otay Lake at 19, creating Chollas as a kids pond in 1971, running the City Lakes Program from 1974-2003 and many stops in between.

My First Trip to the Eastern Sierras and My Next As I sit here planning a trip to the Eastern Sierra next weekend for the 2017 trout opener, I can’t help but to think of my first trip nearly six…

Photo: Larry Bottroff cares for a bass caught and weighed during a local bass tournament – Photo by Regina Seaberg. My admiration and appreciation for Larry Bottroff on any and all levels knows no bounds. I met Larry not long…

NOTE: The following story pertains primarily to Upper Otay and so far is the only one taken directly from Lake Boy – A Memoir, which when completed is the story of my life and most importantly the manner in which…

It has been a few decades since I attended a meeting of the San Diego Fish and Game Association, which was the county’s oldest club comprised of anglers and hunters.  The club had long been a force socially and politically…

I’m 70 now, older than most of you, older than I ever thought I’d be, and with each passing day I become older yet. I’m of the opinion that no matter how old we may become, we will always remember…

In the days before this year’s opener at Lake Sutherland, a few SDFish members became anxious with anticipation of what might await them on opening day. It made me wonder if they would be interested in a report from Sutherland’s very first opening day in 1955, a mere 62 years ago.