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Into the Pink


  Once every two years, a remarkable angling event happens here in the Pacific Northwest. Pink, or “humpie” salmon make their bi-annual return to our waters, in numbers between 6 and 8 million.  You heard me right, that’s million with an “illion”.  It’s like a freakin’ Egyptian biblical plague of pink salmon around here.  Only these plague beasts taste great smoked,…

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Skagit River Sockeye Salmon


It feels like I’m going back to the beginning this time around.  My very first post about salmon was on sockeye from the Skagit River.   Now it’s a few years later, I’m a little more seasoned, a little more skilled, and I’ve got even more of that Clooney-esque distinguished charm going on. So I had a confident swagger when I…

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Salmon Basics part 1: Trolling


The sound is like a soft thummpff; or maybe it’s more of a sharper thuunk. Although sometimes is a double tunk tunk. The sound is often so soft that even though we are listening for it, it can be very easy to miss. Of course we are watching for it too, but we also have to keep an eye on where we are going,…

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Two Grills, One Coho


I warned you that there would be a lot of salmon talk on here for a while. Hey, I’m in the Pacific Northwest and from late July through late September salmon rules the roost here. Don’t worry, once this is over I’m going to be talking about plenty of other great seafood. In fact we have a tuna fish trip…

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White King Salmon with Rainier Cherry Gastrique


Let me regale you with a tale of the bygone era of a couple weeks ago. It was a simpler time when I had the pleasure of taking a friend out for his first fishing trip and put him on his first king salmon. That was a cool moment and an exciting one. Especially since the reel mount on the…

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