About Me...


I fished the dirty canals of Northern California with my father as a kid. We mostly caught catfish and carp in these dirty ditches and watched as my dad and uncles would keep their catches and cook them for dinner. We would evolve into river fishing the Sacramento for striper and that fish became and still is my favorite.
When I became a teenager I chose partying and getting into trouble over fishing and it is a choice I regret. Nonetheless I always had a fascination with fishing, with water, with ditches and streams. I would catch myself staring at them every chance I had.
As an adult I decided to pick the rod and reel back up in 2010. Since then I have become a devoted angler, out on the water every chance i get. I also picked up fly fishing in 2013 and I absolutely love it. I am a warm water and cold water fisherman; a spin reel fisher as well as a fly fisher. My goal is to learn to catch every type of fresh water fish out there.

I love writing about fishing, life, and God. I write short stories and blog here at Breaking the bank. I have been blogging for six years at another website. If you enjoy my writing and would like to contact me, please do so at juanlopezjr77@gmail.com.

Personal Life 
I live in Northern California and have been in Woodland, CA for about seven years. I am a community educator for a non-profit agency.  I am married to the most gorgeous woman in the world. I love Jesus and attend church at The Father’s House in Vacaville, CA.