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 [...]

Pink Salmon Fishing on the Stillaguamish River

 Posted by on September 13, 2013 at 8:26 am  Outdoors  1 Response »
Sep 132013
 
Pink Salmon Fishing on the Stillaguamish River

    After a couple of unsuccessful outings for pink salmon, I decided to  fish the Stillaguamish River with a friend yesterday. It was a sunny, warm day and I was optimistic about our chances since recent fishing reports were positive. When we arrived at our fishing location, however, our optimism quickly turned south as [...]

Camping at Fort Casey State Park

 Posted by on September 3, 2013 at 11:39 am  Outdoors  No Responses »
Sep 032013
 
Camping at Fort Casey State Park

A few weeks ago, my family decided to do a short camping trip to a local destination. Our criteria were that it had to have direct access to the beach, have a low likelihood of rain, and be less than a couple of hours from Seattle. After an online search, we decided on Fort Casey [...]

First Coho Salmon of the 2013 Season

 Posted by on August 26, 2013 at 10:13 am  Outdoors  No Responses »
Aug 262013
 
First Coho Salmon of the 2013 Season

The coho salmon season in the Pacific NW is one of my favorite times of the year. I even have an app on my PC that counts down to the opening day for one of my favorite fishing areas. The other week, despite suspicions that the fish were not running yet, I scouted out the [...]

Jun 112013
 
Shucking Shellfish by the Seashore at Dosewallips State Park

There’s no better food than food that you eat seconds after you harvest it. The other day, I took some friends to Dosewallips State Park for a day of clamming and oyster shucking. After a quick lesson in oyster shucking, we able to fill a plate full of fresh Pacific oysters. A little cocktail sauce [...]

Beaver Lake Stocker Rainbow Trout

 Posted by on May 13, 2013 at 11:15 pm  Food & Cooking, Outdoors  No Responses »
May 132013
 
Beaver Lake Stocker Rainbow Trout

A few days ago, I took advantage of the recent nice sunny weather in Seattle to do some lake fishing on Beaver Lake near Issaquah. The lake, recently stocked with larger than normal rainbows, provided some nice action and a welcomed break from work. With only a few others on the lake that day, it [...]

Mar 042013
 
Sage Fly Fishing Factory Tour on Bainbridge Island

  Last week, I was on Bainbridge Island for business when I had some unexpected free time to kill before boarding the ferry back to Seattle. I suddenly recalled that a fishing buddy told me about the factory tour at Sage Manufacturing on Bainbridge. Sage is a highly respected manufacturer of fly fishing equipment, especially [...]