Northern California’s General Foremen explored the San Francisco Bay in search of Pacific Silver Salmon this summer aboard the Pacific Pearl Private Charter. The anglers departed at 5:30am from Emeryville, CA for the 12-hr trip with twenty seven of Pan-Pacific’s finest in tow.

Superintendents Rob Fryrear and Nate Gamble hosted the event along with Fishing Captain JJ. The salty crew headed out under the Golden Gate Bridge in the heavy fog for an exciting day of food and drink, good times and salmon fishing on the high seas of the north coast!

Highlights of the day included a boat total of 15 salmon up to 23 lbs. with some of the day’s biggest catches by anglers, Sam Groshart, Pete Ramos, Randy Scarpa and Tony Creatch. First fish went to Randy Scarpa, biggest fish to Sam Groshart and smallest fish….well, that’s not important.

The Pacific Ocean did claim a few casualties (or maybe it was the Fireball), but either way the entire crew came around at the end of the day for some laughs, fish stories and photos on a smooth ride home back to the dock under sunny skies in the San Francisco Bay!

The Southern California General Foremen hit the highway towards Lucerne Valley on Friday, October 12th for a Desert Poker Run exploring the Mojave Desert. Superintendents used the outing as an opportunity to give back to the Foremen and create a team building experience that focused on trust, relationships and comradery between the leaders.

The group arrived at Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Park with nine camping RVs and 17 off-road vehicles awaiting. A country breakfast started the the morning right with bacon, eggs and pancakes before hitting the trails in Polaris RZRs on a 2.5 hour tour of Cougar Buttes Trail. With 68 tires on the ground, the group covered 120 miles that afternoon visiting at least five locations including mine shafts and historical landmarks. Five chase vehicles driven by Bryan Erdeman, Terry Rhodes, Bryan Hansen, Mike Lewis and Dominic Picone trailed the riders with radio correspondence to keep the group together.

The group continued the action-packed afternoon with a Skeet Shootout while Dirty Boys BBQ Catering prepared the grill for a hot-and-ready buffet-style cowboy dinner. Rich Parker won the overall award for the shootout and took home a giftcard for his win.

A live DJ kicked off the night with music and happy hour, five hand poker and an evening raffle. At least $1,500 in gift cards and prizes were handed out along with awards for the “Worst Hand” and even a Jackass Award to Zach Nagel for getting a flat tire in the final mile of the 120-mile ride.

The finale of the evening was an 11pm light show and private firework display which was followed by a desert rainstorm that cancelled the morning ride, but sent Foremen home with a trip to remember.