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Steelhead Hash & Eggs


Do you ever watch fishing TV?  On mornings that I don’t have to go off to work, and I’m not going out fishing … in truth there aren’t many of those … I like to start the day enjoying my coffee from an actual ceramic mug with no travel top on it, and watching other guys on TV catching fish.   Another…

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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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Smoked Salmon Twice Baked Potatoes


Still have smoked salmon in your freezer from last season?  Me too. Plus I know that many of you have kept your smokers busy over this Spring-like excuse for a Winter we’ve had here in the Pacific Northwest. What I like about this recipe is that it works either as a side dish or as an entree by itself.  It…

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Pan Seared Salmon


They say that one of the keys to being a good blogger is consistency.  Well, I’ve got that part dialed in.  Every summer, I consistently stop writing posts.  That counts, right? Hey, when the salmon are running through our area, my days consist of getting up early and hitting the water for a few hours.  Then it’s off to work,…

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Slow Roasted Spring Salmon


Copper River salmon season has begun, and with it,the media hoopla and excitement over the arrival of these fish in area restaurants.  My first Spring working as Chef in Seattle, I was stunned by the customer reaction to the coming of ‘The Copper”.  Early in the morning of the first day of the season, the phone starts ringing. “Do you…

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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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Smoked Salmon & Nettle Pie


I’ve done a bit of chop-busting on here about how some of the local fishermen put most, if not all, of their salmon catch into a hot smoker. I believe I mention on the info page that I hope to offer my brothers & sisters fishing the Pacific Northwest, some alternatives to the nearly ubiquitous smoked salmon. I’m not anti…

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Mango Broiled Salmon w/ a fish story on the side.


Have you ever heard of Grits Gresham? When I was a kid, he was one of more prominent, and certainly one of the most entertaining, figures on outdoor sports television. Outspoken and a little outrageous, he was well known as an aficionado of the fish story. So much so that Miller Lite featured him in a commercial on the topic.…

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