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Many men go fishing all of their lives
that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David
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"Wow, I really got into some nice
Michael on his recent trip to Croatia, to make
art, but took time off to wet a line!
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Michael was born with
a camera in one hand, a
brush in the other,
and a fishin' po' in his mouth!!!
Michael Seewald's Fishing
Follow Michael Seewald's in-depth fish reports (on links at left)
reading the following interesting articles.
Also note our new 'How to' fishing
section- readings on improving your techniques, etc.
Seewald at Clear Lake, CA., 7-'08. Click to enlarge.
Into fishing? Especially largemouth bass?
Millions are, as is Michael, and he has fairly recently (2003)
taken up his childhood
hobby, especially bass fishing.
And, he has got so proficient, and tied it into his travels so well,
the outdoors writer for the San Diego Union Tribune wrote an article on
expresses his love of nature
Saturday, January 16, 2010
A Michael Seewald photograph of Yosemite in the winter.
in South Africa
An award-winning photographer and
avid fisherman, Michael Seewald knows that a great photo presents itself about
as often as a trophy largemouth bass.
“Our eyes process 32 frames per
second, so there are about a million photo possibilities a day, but which one is
worth stopping for and making a piece of art out of it?” Seewald said. “I’m
always looking for the perfect photo, and I never know what it is.” ...
Union-Tribune article continued here
World record 'largemouth' bass.
and released; this 25.1-pound largemouth bass was caught, and then
released by Mac Weakley at Lake Dixon,
in N. San Diego county
California. It would have been an 'official' world record had it not been 'snagged'
(which is illegal in California).
It is held here by Weakley's fishing partner Mike Winn.
AND it was 'almost'
caught by Michael Seewald less than one month later;
incredible story here.
UPDATE: 'Dottie', as she
was called due to the dot on her chin, passed away as of May of '08.
Valerie (Michael's wife) first bass article.
Napa Sonoma Fishing Trip May 2003.
A true fish tale by Michael Seewald
or 'How I got back into fishing'.
Written Oct. 22nd, 2002
It was the worst time of
year to fish the lakes, but I went to my old stomping grounds in
Chula Vista, in south San Diego county, to fish Lake Otay anyway.
While there, a miracle happened, and this is a fish story...uh, I mean this
is my story.
It was really weird, and it all
Fairbanks Ranch golf course. While talking with a childhood buddy, Dr. Russell Dunnum,
(Russ) now also
collector, at a fundraiser I was donating to, we reminisced about
the 'good old days'. He brought up the fact that our old fishing hole,
Otay Lake, now has houses built all the way to the lakes edge. This
lake was 10 miles from our house, and there was nothing but canyons all the
way there- sad. But, in
the beginning of the summer of 2002, with just the
mentioning of 'Otay Lake', I felt an old passion from my youth, FISHING,
start to stir! It was not long before it was so strong I could think
of nothing else.
But, before heading out for the
first time I had to check out my 30 year old gear which I was still taking
with me every time I moved. I picked up my old pole
with my trusty Mitchell-Garcia 302 spinning reel on it (these were 'hip'
back then). After two cranks of the
handle it fell off. I looked at the metal handle dangling in my hand and saw the plastic
pieces on the ground that the handle used to fit into. I then realized
plastic must have less than a 30 year life span in some cases.
Obviously it needed replacement,
and so I was off to my favorite local fishing supply store, Sears.
But what the heck, Sears no longer carries fishing gear anymore? Boy, how things have
changed. I then went and found my 'new'
favorite fishing supply store, Wal-Mart (well, also the Sports Authority now). There, after getting sticker shock on the
price of fishing gear nowadays I walked out the proud owner of a brand new
Mitchell reel... along with new line, new style lures, and an even more
urgent need to get the line wet. (Note: Later found out these
Mitchell's are not what they used to be).
August 7th, 2002
With a mix of new and old gear I took a trip out to
'Otay' on my next day off, Wednesday. My first trip out
She rowed the boat while I
both cast here and there and 'coached her' from going in constant circles,
which happened more often than not.
was made at mid-day in the beginning of
August, and as usual it was about 90+ degrees, cloudless and dry.
Rattlesnake and earthquake weather. While driving the two miles along the
lake to get to the concession stand I was overwhelmed by the fact that tall
reeds now infested the edges of the lake. It was virtually impossible
to fish the shore, like we used to do, by just walking around it.
Although I brought the gear I was
not sure I wanted to fish; during the middle of the summer the fishing is
usually at it's worst. The fish go real deep as they have no eyelids
as the light bothers them, (or so I thought, I've since learned otherwise) which makes it tough to
catch them. Plus, the heat makes it miserable to be out there. But, I met a nice older black man
who gave me some pointers on the lakes conditions nowadays... and he was
nice enough to give me his rental boat and permits, as he was leaving the lake
early anyways! So, although it was too hot to go out my enthusiasm got the best of me
and I was soon rowing out along the shore practicing my casting, which was also rusty. I left the lake at dusk, fishless
but excited to be fishing again.
August 14th, 2002
The lake is open Wednesdays and weekends, but Valerie and I both have to work weekends
usually, so the next Wednesday I took Valerie out with me to
show her how great this 'fishing thing' was. She rowed the boat while
I both cast here and there and 'coached her' from going in constant circles,
which happened more often than not. (By the third time out she was a pro
rower, albeit a tired
one. She was also easily talked into investing in a trolling motor.)
We weren't 15 minutes into the day
when Bam, a nice 2+ pounder hit my old Rapala lure. I fought
him in like an old pro, showed him off to Valerie and, without much thought,
tossed him right back into the dark green water.
I told them that for me
heaven would be having Jesus fishing in the boat with me, and on every cast
we would catch a 'lunker' bass!
Valerie screamed "What are you doing?".
I told her I thought he would be much smaller than the others I would hook
up later, so we would not need him.) Uh-huh. In retrospect, I agree he
sure was a lot bigger than the trout you get at the grocery store that cost
us about five bucks apiece! She had to open up the gallery at 10 am., so I
drove her back (90 miles round trip) and returned later in the afternoon,
after the heat of mid-day had passed, to finish the day by myself.
What heaven would be like? This
question came up at our 'home fellowship' after this, my second time out. (Home
fellowship, or 'small groups' as it's called, are where many Christians meet mid-week to go over the
pastors message from the previous Sunday at someone's home. We also pray for each others needs as
well as friends that might need it, sing praise songs to the Lord and then have dessert and
coffee afterwards). I told them that for me heaven would be
having Jesus fishing in the boat with me, and on every cast we would catch a
'lunker' bass (that's what you call a really big bass)!!!
Miracle day August 21st, 2002
Well, the next time out I went on my own again, and reached the lake
by 5:30 am. (It's a 45 minute drive from Del Mar, so you know I have the 'bug' bad as I
usually get up early for
nothing... ever! Well, maybe a photo once in China, but that was it.)
It was STILL DARK and the bass where starting to wake up and feed on the
small shad on the lakes surface, making those loud splashing noises that
give fishermen chills of excitement. Five fishermen waited anxiously
in line in front of me. The lake attendants, man and his wife, live in a trailer behind
By 6:05 I was already trolling
an old 'rebel' lure and got hooked up at 6:10, just 100 feet from the dock.
concession stand. (This is new since I
went there before, and not the same charm the old stand had.) We
waited for them to get out of bed and sell us the tickets that would make it
legal to fish, and to rent boats if needed, which in my case it was.
They opened the sales window at 5:45 to mutterings from the first fellow
that it was almost noon and that the fish had probable stopped biting!
The attendant reminded him that the lake does not 'officially' open until 6
and he should be happy that he got it 15 minutes early. I got my full
day rental row boat ($12.00 for the day) and my daily permit -$5.00, and ran
down to the boat dock and loaded up my boat.
By 6:05 I was already trolling an
old 'rebel' lure and
got hooked up at 6:10, just 100 feet from the dock. I lost him but
cast right back out and hooked up with, maybe, the same fish. After a
few minutes I landed him, and dug out a stringer -a special 6 foot long
nylon line to put your fish on- and then put him in
the water to keep him alive under the boat. I went back to fishing,
feeling really good that I already had one. (This was obviously before
I learned it was not cool to keep your fish, a 'catch and release' system
was more acceptable to bass fisherman nowadays, so there are more to catch
every time you go out, making fishing more fun).
By 10 a.m., the sun was already relentless
and I had rowed across the lake to the dam area (see photo and see dam
located behind my left shoulder). Actually, the wind was up and it was
more of a 'blown across the lake' effect that got me over there. I
still had only one bass on the stringer but had lost a really big one on a
new salt water lure I had purchased (a Storm soft small swimbait, but I
found out it's really used for freshwater just as much). It looked like a rubber shad and
I knew it would be a bass killer. (This is the same lure I gave
Valerie to use that she caught her 'first ever' bass on later in the month,
see article that follows). Another one I caught was slightly smaller
than the one I had caught previously and I tossed him back to grow some
more, he was about
After letting the top water
lure float there for a few seconds I twitched it, supposedly making it look
like an injured fish, and immediately a large bass attacked it from below.
a two pounder.
I noticed a dark patch in the water
along and in front of the reeds, so
I cast the Rebel lure, which looks like a long, thin shiny fish, just
above the dark area. (I found that dark areas are boulders or weed
beds, an area a bass loves to hide in, for coolness sake in the summer, and for an ambushing
location for unsuspecting minnows, crawfish, etc.). After letting the top water lure float there for a few
seconds I twitched it, supposedly making it look like an injured fish, and
immediately a large bass attacked it from below. I lunged back, set
the hook, and prayed like crazy that the Lord would keep it on the line. After a few minutes I landed another nice size fish, even
bigger than the first. I kept fishing until the heat was too much and
rowed back to the dock and took a break.
I weighed the two fish at the docks
scales and found the first was a 3+
pounder, the second, at 17" or 18", was a 4+. Found a place for
lunch a few
miles back towards downtown Chula Vista and then tried to take a nap under
some eucalyptus trees in my
van back at the hot lake. That not working too well after a couple of hours
of chasing a pesky fly off my face, I hit the lake
again around 5 pm. (Stays light till 8:30 p.m.)
No sooner out
than I tied into another large bass about 100 yards from the boat dock.
It was another 16", 3+ pounder. I could not believe how blessed I was
becoming. I started to pray that I would actually get my 'limit', (5
bass is the legal limit, nothing allowed to be kept under 12") which
was my prayer in the beginning of the day anyways, and one I really expected
the Lord to answer. I caught another 2+ pounder and tossed him back,
and then I caught another 4+ pounder an hour later on the twitch
method casting towards the middle of the lake, in deep water. But this
bass hit it less than two seconds after it landed, before it was even twitched. Three
guys in a boat not too far away kept talking among themselves about how I
was so 'lucky' and wondered what my secret bait was. (The lake
makes sounds travel so well you think someone talking a mile away is only 50
feet away.) So now I had four nice size fish and had tossed two smaller
ones back. Officially I had caught my limit, as the two 2
pounders were over 12", but ethically was another on the limit. I
wanted another 'real keeper' to
The three guys that took my picture said they
had fished there all day and had caught nothing.
Click photo to enlarge.
Here are the four of five caught in one day.
Back then it was a big deal.
Of course, nowadays we don't keep the bass, but take their pictures and let
count it an 'official official' day. Dusk was happening and I rowed
over to the three guys in their boat and asked them if they would take a
picture of me and my four fish while the light was nice. They marveled
at my bass's size and stated so as I slowly rowed back to return the boat.
I realized I had 10 minutes of light left.
I went and walked along the lakes
edge just 100 ft. from the dock, one of the only places left that I could
fish that was not tulle covered, and tossed the lure. Something hit it but I did not get a good hook
set (a term meaning to actually hook the fish) so I immediately cast again and another hit it hard. I
fought him in over a large growth of
weeds and landed another 3+ pounder. I knew I had enough fish for
quite a few meals already, so I let him go. (Valerie still liked
them at that point, but has come to think they are a bit 'muddy' flavored; I
already had since childhood). This made the limit of 'decent size fish'
fisherman, just to my side, said "Hey, I would have kept him, why didn't you
give him to me?"
Click photo to enlarge.
Photo copyright Valerie Seewald
I did not answer him, and although I had not heard of 'catch and release'
yet I knew if you did not need him you may want to come back and catch him
when he has grown into a 10+ pound lunker. That is the premise and the
of catching my limit during the hardest month to do so was something I will
never forget. In all of my youth of hundreds of days fishing Otay I
had never had such a day, not even on the nice overcast days when they bite
more often. Half of all
days netted nothing, the other half maybe one or two, three at the most- and
those were mostly one to two pounders.
Bass fishing is not as easy all of the other types available there, i.e.
bluegill, crappie, catfish, etc., but it is the most exciting. (The
three guys that took my picture said they had fished there all day and had
caught nothing. When asking what I had caught mine on I showed them.
They replied they were all going to Wal-Mart to get that lure that very night?!).
Last week (10.16.02) I went out again just for a
two and a half hour slot, at dusk. Just before going out I noticed a
bass tournament was just wrapping up. I asked the 15 men how big was
the winning fish. They said 2 -1/4 pounds. 2 -1/4 POUNDS!!! Heck, and I only had a row
boat and did better than that! ;-)
Thank you Lord for going fishing with me this day.
A total of seven fish, some kept, some caught and released. A nice
limit, with over 15 pounds of fish kept. Fish tacos here we come. MS
Note- 2004: We no longer keep the bass we
as we found out 'catch and release' is the only practiced method amongst
'professional' bass fishermen. Heck, we want to be professional too,
don't we? And they are right, heck they stock catfish, and trout in
the other local lakes, better eating fish anyways, so why not toss the bass
back. Besides, if you take them all home what's going to bite next
time you go out? Please practice catch and release, at least bass
Update post 6.'08: Of course,
nowadays I've learned quite a bit more and it is not all that uncommon to
get a limit of 5 or more bass in a days fishing, and at some lakes I've got
30! Heck, one day last year I got three at about 6 lbs each at Otay, with
some smaller- WOW! That's a lot of growth in skill level since this post.
But Otay, as well as many lakes, can still humble you quick too. A
skunk (meaning wow, you stink, as in can't catch a fish) is always a
possibility at most any lake.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but
a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ~John Buchan
Valerie's First Bass
Valerie, my lovely bride, caught her first bass, a
nice 16", 2+ pound Florida largemouth,
on her third day trying at my namesake lake, Otay (only proper, that's where I
caught my first bass, only it was 40 years earlier!). She had thrown and caught her soft Storm jerkbait, for the ump-teenth time,
into the tulles on the shoreline. So I had her cast towards the middle of the lake to practice
controlling her casts. We needed her to be able to stop the
lure from going it's full distance by using her hand as a type of brake on the
line. While she was practicing this technique a bass tore into her lure
and immediately jumped for her to see. She was so excited while playing
the fish, and even more so after landing it. She yelled, only after seeing
it jump, "I think I've got one". She did not know what to expect or how it
would feel, but now that she has caught many of them she feels better about
Valerie with her first bass- 17".
Otay Lake, Chula Vista, California,
6:15 pm., Sept. 18th, 2002
(On a shad type looking soft plastic lure made by 'Storm'.)
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A fisher-woman is born!
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Valerie and her first bass.
While fishing Otay Valerie tried her luck with a Senko plastic worm whilst I
tried my skill with one also. She kept saying "I hope you catch one so I
can see that these really work", as she had not seen me, nor her, do that before
with this type of lure. Sure enough, just after a certain cast near the
end of Otay Arm one picked up her worm while sinking and made a bee-line
towards elsewhere. I saw her line moving so fast I yelled 'start reeling,
you've got one'!. (She did not know that the line peeling out fast meant
anything yet.) She caught a nice 2 pounder, which I released by accident,
as I tried to land it by picking it up by the line. Lazy ways do not work.
(Professional landing net now in boat.)
Big Bass Zone
Michael Seewald 'Book Suggestion of the Month".
Get this, or click on this link to get some of the
books, ASAP if you want to get
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The following images are from a trip to Napa/Sonoma
the first three weeks of May, '03.
A 5.5 pound largemouth bass.
caught at Lake Hennessey, near Napa Valley, in May of '03.
Was caught on a pumpkin colored Senko worm.
"I just loved this area! Most of the lakes, unlike San Diego,
did not have a daily permit charge. I'd see a nice area and stop, unload
pole and start casting. Caught lots of hungry bass. Not only that,
the lakes are sooooooo
pretty. Beautiful oak trees dot the rolling green hills around each lake.
You'd think you died and went to heaven.
Click to enlarge.
Michael's first 'frog fish'. Caught in
friends Jim and Judy
Murphy's 'front yard pond' up in Santa Rosa California.
He bit on an artificial floating frog bait.
"I thought I'd hooked into a weird bass. I'd cast
under the weeping willow tree knowing a bass was
sure to live there. Upon the lure splashing down
something lunged from the side of the shore and nailed it.
As I fought it I kept wondering why it kept trying to
get to the shoreline, instead of out to deeper water as most bass do.
I soon found out, as when it was close enough I noticed it was actually a
Click to see what's
in my tackle box.
It is a very detailed image from the Canon
Power Shot S45 digital, 4 mega pixel camera.
Back in Jan. of '03 the top
dog for it's price.
Update 6.08. I now shoot a Rebel xti for
my 'snaps', a 10.1 megapixel camera
with interchangeable lenses.
There's a fine line
between fishing and just standing
on the shore like an idiot. ~Steven Wright
Michael was an avid fisherman as a youngster. Here are
some old memories of his and his family's.
Michael back in August of 1970 with two channel catfish,
caught at the same
time. Yes, you had to poach
Sweetwater Reservoir back then!
(There were no lakes back then, unlike now, open for night
Michael with a 42", 21 lb. yellowtail,
caught Oct. 20th, 1968.
The great white hunters:
Mike Caswell, Michael's old hunting buddy,
and Michael pose with a fresh coyote kill out past 'Brown Hill',
Chula Vista, California. January of 1970.
(Shot on the run from over 100 yards with 22 caliber rifles.)
"My best fishing teacher was my grandfather, Bud Cherry. I
was fishing before I could remember with him. He was an auto
mechanic that had a home right on the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk Virginia.
I would go out fishing with him to catch croaker or crabbing to get bushels of
When out fishing he
would tell me "Michael, I can 'feel the fish
swimming around my line now", and
sure enough, moments later he'd set the hook and be reeling
in another dinner sized biggie. I still don't know how he did that!
had my chance at catching
Seewald's bass fish Diamond Valley Lake
historic Opening Day. 10.3.'03
Click on photos to enlarge.
A 4lb 6oz Northern bass pulled out of
Barrett Lake on a frog.
Michael got three this size at this area on two trips. Some he has
landed have weighed up to 8 lbs!
Want to learn
'How to fish a plastic frog' to land lunker bass,
let Michael teach you with this in depth 'how to' article.
Re-set 5.04/ 637-2.'05 / 6,468 4.'06 /16,200 1.'08
reset 10.'08, as all pages were.
Don't forget... take a kid fishing, they'll
cherish it their entire life!
Or help one on shore you might see struggling, make a difference in life,
and IN a life.
Click to enlarge.
Michael at his opening day ceremonies,
Kunming Museum, China, May of 2011.
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