I left California for Montana thirty-five years ago. I am 69 and find that sculling is just too difficult now with three botched shoulder operations. I want to pass on the scull boat that I built to my son who lives in San Francisco. He is dubious that sculling is a possibility there 35 years later. (More of a storage problem I think.) I had great sculling in the seventies. At the risk of being called a "turd-floating, information seeking, sucking leech, I pose the following questions anyway:
Do scullers still have access to Clifton Court Forebay? (Below Stockton)
Is sculling or duck hunting still allowed on Orville's Thermalito Afterbay?
Is sculling or duck hunting still allowed on Tomales Bay?
Now, here is the part that will have some forum users spewing obscenities.
I used to scull up on the Butte Sink on some bypass when it flooded, but it was too long ago to remember. Is there any public water in the upper Sacramento area that I am overlooking for sculling?
I never sculled on Grizzly Bay. Is there public access? Well, if you are a sculler, you maybe could understand why I would like to pass on a scull boat that I built myself. I owned four scull boats in my life. The best one was a one-man boat from Humboldt Bay. My boat is a two-man boat, and I think it is almost as good. I want to come down and take my son out before I give up and sell it. He killed his first mallard and goose in this boat. Anyway, any guidance will be appreciated, and remember, a sculler out on the open water pushes birds to your blind!
PS- I sculled on the bay out of Petaluma a couple of times, but I was never very successful. I damned near got run over by a big boat in the fog. Another time I lost count of time and found myself struggling in mud on an out-going tide. Some scullers used to do fairly well out there, however.