Angling

Mistify

By late April, autumn has arrived in Argentine Patagonia, and the cooler air over Río…

Joe’s Grilled Salmon

The best book I know of for preparing fish of any kind is Salmon, by…

Behind You!

We were a long way from anywhere, camped on a gravel bar alongside a deep…

Summer Crash

Latest reckonings show that only 25,000 summer-run Columbia River basin steelhead have passed Bonneville Dam,…

Sense of Place

It usually starts with maps. Somebody mentions a piece of water, a drainage, an obscure…

Left or Right?

I stop in at the local fly shop, in need of backing on a new…

Fire Season

It started in May. I got up early one week-day morning, drove downriver to the…

The Dance With Wilderness Fires

It should come as no surprise to anyone here that there are few things I…

Weather Report: Part 2

In another bit of startling news from the heat-beleagured West, the Nature Conservancy has announced…

Weather Report

Startling and unprecedented heat has left anglers throughout the Pacific Northwest wondering the worst: Is…

What’s in a Name?

My old buddy Peter Syka, the biologist, is in town, sharing a few choice words…

Shad Me

Like most things fishing, questions about shad, another profligate exotic here in the Columbia River…