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General Tso’s Ling Cod


I don’t think of myself as being a superstitious person.  I know fishermen are renowned for being so, but I consider myself a bit more reasoned. Take the famous superstition of bananas being bad luck on a boat as an example.  I have always considered that to be complete hogwash.  The fact that I have never brought, or allowed anyone else…

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Ling Cod: Foreplay & Fish Sandwiches


As I’m writing this, I’m just polishing off the last of my ling cod from the 2014 catch.  I shall not comment as to whether or not there is a single tear running down my cheek. Damn, that six week season goes by quickly.  I miss fishing for them already.  Not only are these fearsome looking beasts filled with delicious white meat,…

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Dialing in on Lingcod Fishing


I don’t know about you, but when I first saw that huge boney mouth that ling cods have, with all those nasty looking teeth, I thought it must be a savage hit when they strike your line. I figured a nasty looking predator like that must just come up and annihilate your bait, probably half ripping the rod out of…

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Seafood Broth is Pure Flavor


This isn’t going be one of my more exciting recipes, because it’s not a complete dish. However it may be the most important. I’m sharing this not only so I can offer you guys an important foundation recipe that can strengthen many seafood dishes, but also so that I can link back to it in later recipes. Also, it’s white…

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Grilled Seafood Skewers


Wow, we just went from a slow crawl to a full sprint with the fishing opportunities. In the last week, ling cod, halibut, and spot prawn seasons all opened around here. I’ve been so busy fishing, nay, catching, and cooking said catch; I haven’t had a chance to do any writing.

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When the Chips are Down


I suppose I owe you guys one, seeing as my last post didn’t include a recipe. Not that I want this site to be locked into a formula: story/recipe/repeat. From the beginning, I wanted the blog to be an honest refection of what I’m doing and/or what’s on my mind. If I’m fishing, I’ll talk about that. If I’m cooking,…

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The “Elusive” Ling Cod


This is one of those occasions when I remind you that part of the point of this blog is me sharing experiences as I’m learning to catch various kinds of fish, some of which I haven’t gone after before. I point that out now because I know some of the more experienced area fishermen read the title of this post…

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Not your Madre’s Ceviché


There’s a lot going on right now.  We’re currently fishing for ling cod around here and I have plenty so say about catching and especially cooking those.  They are some delicious fish. Plus the local halibut season just ended and I’ve got a season wrap-up to share along with my recipe for cooking it with a rhubarb ginger glaze. Oh…

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Knocking on the Barn Doors


I may not always have the best timing.  I’m writing this just after launching my boat for the season, four days after the close of winter blackmouth (salmon) season and before the seasons for other gamefish begin.  So right now I have the boat ready but nothing in the Sound I’m allowed to catch. I’m thinking next year I’ll put…

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