Jumbo Rainbow Trout at Beaver Lake

 Posted by on November 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm  Outdoors  No Responses »
Nov 132014
 
Jumbo Rainbow Trout at Beaver Lake

  My 5 wt. Redington fly rod  got quite the workout last week after Beaver Lake received several truckloads of jumbo trout. Except when fishing in British Columbia lakes, my  rod seldom gets severely tested and bent over by a rainbow trout. But these fat Beaver Lake trout, averaging 3 pounds each, can easily snap […]

Redmond Watershed Preserve Hike

 Posted by on October 14, 2014 at 10:16 pm  Outdoors  No Responses »
Oct 142014
 
Redmond Watershed Preserve Hike

Here are some photos from my hike in the Redmond Watershed Preserve the other day with my daughter and her friends. There’s a decent network of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians although we saw mostly trail runners that day. All the trails are wide, level, and well maintained and great for small kids. […]

Backpacking the Middle Fork Teanaway River Trail

 Posted by on September 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm  Outdoors  No Responses »
Sep 082014
 
Backpacking the Middle Fork Teanaway River Trail

A few weeks ago, I backpacked the Middle Fork Teanaway River Trail with my son and another father/son duo. The trail was an easy and flat hike through forested terrain. Most of the trail is an easy walk but you’ll need to cross the stream, full of slippery rocks, quite a few times. If you go, wear […]

Aug 192014
 
King Salmon at the WDFW George Adams Fish Hatchery

  I happened to be in the Hood Canal today so I dropped by the  WDFW George Adams Fish Hatchery just north of Shelton. I expected to see the king salmon swimming  in the holding pens but instead watched the hatchery staff sort salmon into big plastic containers. The surplus salmon was being donated to several food banks.  It was a […]

May 252014
 
Slurping Wild Oysters at Dosewallips State Park

Shucking and slurping wild oysters at Dosewallips State Park is one of my favorite pastimes in the Northwest. Several dozens of people had the same idea today but the beach has plenty of room to accommodate a lot more people. Although we did not see the sun today, the weather was great with the forecasted rain not […]

Chum Salmon Run Signals Autumn

 Posted by on November 3, 2013 at 7:00 am  Outdoors  No Responses »
Nov 032013
 
Chum Salmon Run Signals Autumn

Outside of perhaps colorful maple trees and falling leaves, there’s not a stronger signal of autumn for me than the fall chum salmon run. The chums have returned to many rivers in Puget Sound in good numbers in the past week. For Northwest fishermen, the chum run signals the end of the salmon season. And […]