Archive for the ‘Fishing Venues’ Category

Theo Finds a Striper

The International Fly Tying Symposium is coming up this weekend, and Chuck, Theo,  and Harry are in Ocean City hunting stripers and blues. There are so many bunkers about that finding the stripers is a bit difficult. But, Theos Eelskin Sandeel found a nice one. If you get to the Symposium, stop and see Theo […]

Golden Dorodo

My friend Pablo Perez is hosting a TV series in Argentina for Latin American ESPN. It’s called Patagonia Waters. Recently they shot footage at Rio Dorado, Salta, Argentina, where the golden dorado occupy clear waters. Whew, makes me want to grab my fly rod and head off south of the border. And maybe I just […]

Albie Season

Our friend, Jake Jordan, is ripping albacore. Nice ones, too. The kind that nearly pull one’s arms out of the shoulder sockets, and that before they get serious. If you ever want to feel what a fish is capable of, this is where you should cast your line:

Cohos and Chinese Food

My blues picking buddy, Keith Scott, is twanging up a storm in the Seattle area and taking every chance possible to sample both the Chinese food and the fishing. He’s found great examples of both. I love the chrome bright coho–it would make a really great salmon-over-alder-wood-fire dish. If he’s playing anywhere in your area, […]

Fall Salmon Report

While Nancy and I were driving west and settling in an RV Park—where we will live until we find a home—John Beth was out ripping lips. Not a lot of them because the food base in Lake Michigan was greatly diminished this year. As John noted in a recent email to me, “this marks my […]

Salmon Numbers Down Sharply

This year’s king salmon run in Wisconsin is what one might call pitiful, both in numbers and in size. And that marked decrease is seen right on through the cohos and browns and rainbows. It’s not due to any single factor, but a combination of super cold winters the last two years, poor spawn return, […]

Blusie Steelhead

My bluesman, fly fishing friend, Keith Scott ( has been picking and singing his way across the Northwest. He was in Smithers, BC, recently and had a chance to swing streamers for steelhead in the Bulkeley—to no avail. Turns out they wanted a clown egg, which he fed them most willingly. Then to Smithers for […]

Last Day Rainbow

Nancy and I are moving west—to the Portland, OR, area to be closer to Jason, and Kelley, and Brooke. We need to get more family time and fishing time together. Amidst all the sorting, packing, tossing, trips to GoodWill, and all the other assorted agonies of moving, John Beth sent me this photo of an […]

Clydehurst School 2015 Intro

Marc Williamson and I arrived at Clydehurst on Wednesday evening, and got ourselves organized in our cabins. Thursday morning, after breakfast, we organized the materials for the school and checked out our electronics, then packed a light lunch and headed downriver to fish a couple of nice runs that we had seen when driving in. […]

Tricos on the ‘Horn

Marc Williamson and I fished Montana’s Bighorn yesterday (9/9/15). There was a Trico hatch and spinner fall that was incredible. Biggest I’ve ever seen. The duns were on the water from daylight to about 8:30 am. They also hatch at night, so we were probably on the tail end of the emergence. Marc and I […]