2019’s coho season was an interesting one. At first it was full of promise, having been given record predictions of coho coming into the Columbia river, optimism was running high. Abundant fish and quick limits during the ocean openers seemed to confirm what we were being promised, coho madness wasRead More →

Hello all! I have decided to once again try to get my blog up and running. I have neglected it for more than a year, but I think it’s high time I stop being lazy and give this whole thing an overhaul. First thing is first, I have a greatRead More →

Milk and cookies, bread and butter, smoke and salmon, all timeless combinations. Of course, today, we are looking at smoked salmon, the quint-essential way to prepare a salmon, and perhaps the way most of us came to know it’s amazing flavor. People have been drying and preserving fish for hundredsRead More →

When you have achieved a goal, what is the next step? Where do you go, and how exactly do you step up to the next level? Logically you would choose a goal, make a plan to get there, and execute that plan. I, of course, am talking about winter steelheadRead More →

The Steelhead is know as the fish of 1000 casts. I have indeed found this to be true. I’ve been chasing steel for a while now, and I’ve been waiting patiently to check it off my list. It seems to be more elusive than other big river fish migrating towardRead More →

The secret to an excellent salmon dinner is the same as any recipe: FRESH ingredients. Hopefully you are lucky enough to have landed a Salmon very recently, if not, there is no shame in picking up a fresh cut of WILD caught Salmon from a specialty fish market. There areRead More →

It’s been a while since I’ve caught a fish, and I’m jonesing for one. The last one was a big wild Coho, and it put up a memorable fight. That was almost a month ago. Between, that run ending and Steelhead just starting to show up, and the fact thatRead More →