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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…

Science Says

Epigenetics gets at the fact that although the genetic makeup of steelhead raised in either…