“I learned from the best and was always out fishing a lake, slough or river for anything that would bite. This is where my passion for fishing was ignited!”

– Roger George

After years passed, and I retired from track in 1981 as a world-class decathlete, I turned my talents to another dream I’d always had – becoming a top trophy striper fisherman.

As an angler, I had always been fascinated with huge striped bass, so I began focusing on little-known methods to catch these freshwater monsters.

Over the course of the next 20 years I spent literally thousands of hours fishing for these elusive fish and became a recognized expert on big stripers.

During that time I caught more than a hundred Stripers over 25 pounds, and landed the Millerton Lake striped bass record in 1998; an amazing trophy weighting 50.3 pounds.

In addition to fishing for stripers, I also honed my skills on big bass to over 10 pounds and trout over 24 inches.

background

  • 1976 Olympic Decathlon Team Alternate with Bruce Jenner.

  • Weekly “Roger’s Remarks” fishing columnist for The Fresno Bee since 2010

  • 2017 Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Recognized top trophy Striper guide.

  • Landed over 150 stripers from 20 pounds up to a record 50.3 pounder (1998, Millerton Lake)

  • Featured speaker and instructor teaching striped bass fishing techniques at respected events and organizations

Qualifications

  • The only San Luis State Park authorized guide since 2016 who can legally guide your trip at San Luis Reservoir.

  • Exclusively guides at San Luis year-round solely for Stripers.