Testimonials

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Cory & Fred Rossiter

"Dear Jason,
Thank you so much for a truly wonderful & fun experience! Fred & I had a lot of fun & appreciate your patience, lessons & expertise. It was a joy to learn from someone who sees each day as a new adventure. We are still smiling!!!
Best.
Cory & Fred Rossiter"

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Randy Awni and Kids

"Jason, thank you very much for the fantastic fishing trip and teaching the kids to fish for bass. They had such a great time and are now “hooked” on the sport. My son Jared was ecstatic when Santa brought him a lot of new fishing gear and he is already planning our next trip up to visit you. We’ve fished a total of four days with you and each seemed to bring even more fish. Unbelievable. The kids and I will see you at Alisal this spring."

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Lane Ochi

"Dear Jason,

I wanted to thank you again for putting together a memorable fly fishing trip for us on Lago Fig. This was a very special trip for me, I was fishing with my late father's fishing buddy, and we would all go fishing together when I was a kid. Your attention to details and understanding of his physical limitations allowed him to enjoy the day and bring some fish to net that were bigger than his smiles. It is a rare pleasure to work with a guide who not only knows how to fish, but listens so carefully to his clients and works diligently to make sure they have the best experience ever.

I hope to join you in the future on one of your more epic trips.

Lane Ochi"

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Charles & Jennifer Malaret + kids

"" March, 2009 - We engaged Jason's services because we wanted our three young kids to have a great first experience with the sport of fishing. Jason was so easy-going, patient, safety conscious, pleasant, knowledgeable and "did everything for everyone" - just making it fun! In the two mornings we spent with Jason, all of us learned how to use the rod & reel, attach different baits, cast, catch & release. In about 15 minutes, all of our kids had caught their first fish! Jason also educated our family on area wildlife and took us hiking on shoreline trails. That time was almost as memorable as the fishing with Jason showing us area springs, dangerous plants, animal tracks, bird nests, fossils, how deer shed their antlers, etc. If you are looking for assistance with a family fishing trip, we cannot recommend Jason highly enough. All of walked away loving to fish and with a greater love, appreciation and knowledge of nature. Can't wait to fish and camp with Jason over the summer - we love you man! ""

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Phil Krause

"Jason,
Our Spring Break visits to California wouldn't be the same without "Fishing with Jason".
The family fishing experiences have been memorable. You provide relaxed expertise and quality equipment. We look forward to our next visit. Have a great year and we will see you in March..
Phil Krause
West Lafayette, IN"

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Thomas Fisher

"Jason,
thank you very much for the guided fishing tour and the photos.

It was a great experience to stand in the surf, pull out fish, and learn from you. My father was very happy. He spent Sunday morning prepping fish and cooking. I think that's as close as he can get to heaven on earth. It shows on his happy face :)

Cheers,
Thomas"

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Hal Barkate DDS, MSD.

"Jason, Thank you for everything over the last few years. Since our first fly fishing first trip together, we've now taken my Dad, Father-in-Law and a few friends with us and they all have had a great time and caught loads of fish. Your fly fishing instruction has taken a novice and grown my passion, skill and enjoyment for the sport. You're always patient with my often poor casting, repetitive basic questions and generous with your time making the learning curve easy and fun. Here's to the past and future good times out on the water, cheers. Attached is a picture of my daughter BEFORE you began teaching us...
Best Wishes"

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Mike Yogi and kids

"Jason,
Thank you for the two great mornings at Alisal Lake. We really enjoyed ourselves and the kids can't wait to get back next year.
Thanks!
Mike"

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Mike Yogi and kids the next year

"Thanks for the best fishing we could have hoped for. I can't believe how many fish we caught! The kids had a great time and we're all looking forward to bringing the extended family for a multi-boat fishing derby with you.

Thanks,
Mike, Judi
Katherine (the worm queen)
Matthew & Daniel"

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Jeff

"Hi Jason,
Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable morning on Lake Cachuma yesterday. Aside from your expertise and local knowledge, you have a great way with kids and clearly love what you do. We had a great time, and I enjoyed watching Ziggy and Will bring in their catch. We look forward to another trip, and any chance we have, we'll recommend Break Water Tours.
Best,
Jeff"

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Creighton

"Hi Jason,

This is Creighton and Justin...thank you again so much for a great morning at the lake. We had a great time and we were so blessed that the fish was biting. Thanks for your heart and passion...it truly was a memorable experience for me and my son. Hope to see you in Hawaii in the future."

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Bill Braun

"Jason,
Your training and teaching skills are truly unique. You taught me the skills it takes to cast in a manner that big or small, no fish is safe again. Your graduated system is truly amazing. There is a saying that "you have to crawl before you walk" and I am telling you, your "cradle to trophy" approach works. Starting with the little fish you build confidence that with accurate casting, it is possible to actually catch the "uncatchable." Though even too small to serve a bait, you enabled me to bring in the little ones. Once, learned you graduated me up to the "keepalbe ones" and all over a mere 3 years of once-a-year lessons with little to no practice between visits. All joking aside, you really are a great teacher - patient, encouraging and most of all skilled. Thanks for making my experience one I will repeat again and recommend to anyone. If you don't think you can fly fish; think again. Jason can get you doing it, and doing it right.
See you next year, if not sooner.
-- Bill"

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Mapes Family

"Jason, we had a great time with you. Michael can't wait until the next time and is planning many Balboa fishing days until then. I took these two pictures when we arrived in the morning. I thought you might like to see them.

Carrie Mapes"

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Larry & Sharon Grassini

"My husband and I took our very first fly fishing lesson with Jason this summer, something we'd wanted to do for years. Jason took us out early one morning and before the early morning fog had lifted we'd both caught fish! It was a dream come true. From the first lesson to the last nibble, Jason was an incredible teacher. He is extremely knowledgeable and has an intuitive sense for both fish and people. He knew exactly where to correct us, spotted fish where all we saw was weeds, and tailored every little bit of our experience to our needs and limitations. All this was done at a highly professional level, with plenty of humor to keep us going. Jason is a master at his sport, and a genuine person all at the same time."

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JB

"Jason is like one of those really cool professors that gave you all the answers before you had to take the exam. He is an incredibly gifted fisherman and a terrific guide. His passion is to teach with his fly rod but he smiles just as wide when he gets you into a fish on top with a bait-caster. I highly recommend him as a top-notch fishing guide and a trusted friend on the water.
JB
Singing Pines Ranch"

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Max C - 11 years old

"Jason has been my role model for a couple of years now by inspiring me in the sport of bass fishing. It has opened up so many different doors for me to explore. On our first trip I didn’t know anything about fishing and a couple of trips later I was hooked onto the sport and started doing many different things with bass fishing such as fly fishing whenever I can and practicing my skills . I look forward to many years to come to be filled with fishing with Jason and many learning experiences."

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The Moffit Family

"Dear fellow anglers, several years ago we were fortunate to cross paths ( and lines a few times) with Jason Grupp at Alisal Ranch where he had taken over management of the ranch lake. We instantly hit it off with Jason and his easy going demeanor. Over the years, we have continued to join Jason for fishing trips on a regular basis. He has provided our family with solid skills and technique, advice on gear, endless patience, great company and more gear than we will ever admit to. We can not say enough great things about Jason."

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Bob Rembert

"Jason; It would be redundant to continue to say how great our Monday on the lake was. Thanks bud for one of those "lifetime" memories. To the point my friend, next year we will be there. I think it would be cool to throw metal on Sunday and throw Flies on Tuesday. Don't even think of telling me you are already booked. Peace and love bud."

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Phil Krause

"Hey Jason,
Thanks for the fantastic fishing experience during our recent trip to The Alisal. In two mornings on the water you rekindled my fly fishing interest and provided a great opportunity for my son and I to share some time together.
Great gear, great guide, great fishing, great memories......
Thanks again, and save some time for us next year.

Phil Krause
West Lafayette, Indiana"

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Michael Darby & Family

"Jason - I want to thank you for the coaching you gave me during our time together. Your approach, delivery and innate personality make your presence and advice a real pleasure to experience. You have a real gift. Even after our one-on-one time when I threw my family and friends into the mix, you graciously kept the lines clean and everyone on the fish, ensuring smiles and whoops of joy. Best of all, I enjoyed seeing you smile, which means to me that you enjoy what you do and it shows. I have recommended you already and will continue to do so as long as I still have a spot on the calendar next time I'm in the area. Keep up the good work!"

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Bruce & Owen

"Thanks Jason!
Owen and I had a great time with you. You have such a great demeanor on the water, and we really appreciated your patience and encouragement of us amateurs. I singled you out on my Alisal survey. We'll do it again!
best
Bruce L"