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Fish Taco White Sauce


I picked up this ling cod just the other day, my first one of the season. Fish tacos were the first, and second, meals I made from it.
Tonight I got my own white sauce recipe tweaked to just where I want it to be. Give this a try:

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10 tactics to help prevent losing that fish


It’s always going to happen.  It’s part of fishing. There’s always going to be the ones that get away. Around here, conversations with other fishermen we encounter often go like this. “How did you do today?” “Not bad, we went six for ten.”    Or, “6/10” if we’re texting, emailing, or whatever. That gives a quick picture of how the day went.…

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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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Experimenting with Salmon Caviar


I’ve done a couple different attempts at making salmon caviar.  The first was a pretty standard salt brine.  After cleaning the eggs, they go in the brine for 30 minutes, then get rinsed and are allowed to drain overnight before getting jarred.  It lasts for a while in the fridge after curing, but vacuum sealing the jars will extend that quite a…

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Steelhead with Tangerine Butter Sauce


“That should’ve been my fish.” I had just gotten my line back in the water after landing a nice hatchery steelhead, when the guy just down from me made that comment. “I looked away for a second, and when I turned back around my bobber was under.  I tried to set the hook, but I was too late.” He sounded kind of…

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River Fishing Video


The coho fishing out in the salt water is winding down for the season.  It’s time to start hitting the rivers. I like to review my river fishing videos from last season, to see if there are any areas I need to focus on improving.

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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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Crab Chili Rellenos


July has arrived, and that means Dungeness crab season here in the Puget Sound. I love this time of year.  Even when fishing is slow, or dead, we usually come home with fresh crab. Just remember what I’ve told you before, the key to a full crab pot is two baits.  One broadcast bait to lure the crab in, and a feeder bait to…

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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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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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