This is the Backlash Chronicles

the trials of an avid fishermen



When I was much younger, I was obsessed with fishing. From the age of 12 until I went off to college, I fished as often as I could. It didn’t matter what I was fishing for, so long as I had a pole in my hand, I was happiest when I was wetting a line.

Something I cannot explain happened when I hit college however. I found that I was unable to fish as often. School and other responsibilities seemed to get in the way. The longer I stayed away from my hobby, the harder it was to get back into it. I went less and less, until finally, I didn’t get a chance to go at all… Looking back on it, what is really interesting is that I barely noticed how infrequently I went out while it was happening.

After college, I moved to the bay area, where I picked up other hobbies like snowboarding, volleyball, hiking and running. But in the back of my mind, I promised myself I wouldn’t let fishing completely go.

But I did. For almost 20 years. Until 2013 when I found myself overweight and lacking in a hobby that would get me away from my computer and office.

I decided that I needed to walk and I chose walking on the beach so I wouldn’t get bored. Thus began my new addiction to fishing from the surf. 

Of course this site will be much more of an exploration of all the different types of fishing I can do and all the different ways I can make mistakes in my pursuit. 

I can promise only two things… I will never be perfect and that I’ll always have fun finding new ways to lose fish.

Bottom line: This site is really just a collection of images, videos and stories about my experiences fishing for various types of fish. You will not see politics, or the typical hatred and envy you might find on some fishing websites. I won’t hide my fishing spots, nor will I avoid sharing my failures alongside my few successes.

I don’t know anything that you don’t know, and I won’t ever claim to know more than you or others for whom the tug is the drug.