Andy Schneider 08/30/15
This year I was lucky enough to be able to take two full weeks off to pursue some Buoy 10 salmon. While this sounded like something amazing to do back in January, when I was making reservations, halfway through my trip I was beginning to question my sanity! Arriving in Warrenton mid-August I found myself right in the middle of prime King season at Buoy 10 and like most anglers found plenty of willing Chinook everyday, while Coho seemed to be a little more elusive
Chris Grech 08/05/15
We're in the middle of summer and it's time to talk about grilling. I enjoy grilling year round but it's the most fun in summer since that's when the most people show up! I've always been a big fan of Weber gas grills for their legendary durability, consistent cooking temperatures and availability of replacement parts when needed
David Johnson 08/05/15
Fresh Vs. Frozen- The Great Buoy 10 Debate For years Buoy 10 anglers have debated, "What is better, fresh or frozen herring?"There are many, many anglers who swear by fresh herring
Carmen Macdonald 08/04/15
I have to admit, it's an exciting time. Years ago I was part of the group of testers that had the first samples of the Hydro Vibe blade that would become the Luhr-Jensen Hydro Vibe spinner
Andy Schneider 08/01/15
What's it going to be like to have 1,677,200 fish moving through the Columbia Estuary this year? Amazing, awesome, phenomenal, superb, incredible, stunning, marvelous are words that are going to be describing 2015's Buoy 10 season. But there is another word that we will hear many times this season, "fast!" Not only will this season be here and gone before we know it, but there will be many ‘fast' days on the water
Stan Fagerstrom 07/30/15
Catching bluegills with a fly rod can be a real kick in the butt.Using the long rod and flies might not work as well in as many different situations as the miniature jigs and curly tailed plastic worms I talked about in the last column
David Johnson 07/21/15
Don't get me wrong, I used to be a huge fan and supporter of the ODFW. I still am
David Johnson 07/20/15
Astoria 2015- Hook, Line and Sinker (and Divers)With the 2015 Astoria/Buoy 10 season just a few more weeks out it's time to start getting geared up.This is what I'm going to be using:All my rods are GLoomis
From tackle boxes to high performance rain suits, tackle manufacturers have pulled out all the stops with an incredible range of new products unveiled this week at the ICAST fishing tackle trade show, held in Orlando, Florida.Plano exhibited a number of new tackle boxes, including a Women's Series of soft-sided tackle bags and a new M Series that includes a Hydro-Flow hanging bait bag that will appeal to muskie anglers and professional guidesThe Women's Series of soft bags consists of three new totes offering all-new functional designs in a stylish teal finish with light pink trim
One expects to see new technologies introduced at the world's largest fishing tackle trade show, and manufacturers did not disappoint with numerous new rod and reel introductions at ICAST, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from July 15 to 17, 2015.Leading the way from Abu Garcia are the company's new Revo MGX spinning reels
Everyone is so happy about the rain that they
are dancing! Even the deer! There were four deer out in the
back, chasing one another around! So cute! Bill called to show
me, and when I showed up, I think they saw me, but I caught
the last of their follies! Then, they ran down the trail and
I could not sleep last night. I lay in bed, listening to the
rain, and I really didn't care about no sleep. I was just thankful
for the rain. I hadn't heard that sound in SO long!
Yesterday, out on the river beach, I spotted my annual little
flower, that I love so much! Every darn year, she shows up!
The first year I found her, I wrote this, and I cannot believe,
she keeps coming back!
Down by the river, in two feet of dusty dirt,
grows a lonely little flower with a lemon yellow skirt.
Two sun bleached rocks shade the place she chose to be,
Close enough to the water, so all the fish can come to see.
She loves to watch the leaves turn shades that blind her sight,
And she withers just a bit, in the cold, near winter- night.
But when she wakes come Spring time, the autumn leaves have
turned to dirt,
And there she'll be, (you wait and see!), growing a multi colored
Enjoy the rain! I am SO tempted to drive to Astoria
and go to my jack salmon hole, and see what is there! SO tempted!
I just may pack it up and go!
Warning: I'm wimpy, today!
I'm having fun lately, playing music and learning more about
favorite artists from the past, etc.
I'll just be driving or something, and all of the sudden, I
remember this deep down passion that I used to have for a musician,
and it stirs me to feel that, again.
Jaco Pastorius did
that to me this morning, so I listened to a four
part Youtube series about him.
I ended up in tears due to his tragic and untimely death at
age 35. Such a huge loss!
Yesterday, on the flip side, I heard a Bruno Mars tune, and
so now, I'm listening to his full repertoire. Now, that's a
happy thing! So happy that I think I'll... cry! LOL
Long ago, my Mother used to do this thing that delighted everyone.
Well, she did many things that delighted people, but this one
Whenever we left her home, or any where... when we left Diamond
Lake, (I think it actually started there) after a week of wonderful
family fun, she'd run up the bank from the cabins and hide somewhere.
When we drove out to get to the highway, she'd pop up and wave
at us! It got so that we never knew where Grandma would be,
but by golly, she would be there... somewhere! And when she
popped up, it was the most wonderful thing in the world! Whoever
saw her first yelled out. "Wave Goodbye to Grandma!"
My sister Teri went to Diamond Lake last week. She just texted
me, "Leaving DL. Nobody ran up the bank to say goodbye."
That made me cry! Crud!
Life can be so hard, sometimes! Why? Why do things have to break
Last week, I don't know why I put myself through this, but I
watched Dad's memorial video, and I was a sobbing mess in front
of Bill. He understood it, though. If you'd like to watch, here
And then... as if I needed yet more torture, my mind went to
my sister's beautiful little "Gracie" dog. She's about
five years old, and has liver cancer, of all things! A pretty
little springer with such a sweet heart, and those two love
that dog so much!
They would send me videos of her eating an ice
cream cone from Dairy Queen, or eating watermelon
Something is wrong with me, lately, as I'm near tears so often.
I think it's because I've been blank for a long time. I couldn't
cry, because I was stifled after Andrew's death, for so long,
and now, the tears are coming out for nearly anything that moves
I'm glad, actually. I see it as a turning point.
I think I'm on my way to healing... a bit more, all the time.
We'll see, I suppose.
I'm really looking forward to this rain, this weekend. Everything
is dependent on the rain. I tell Willie, "We have to move
the canoe up the beach, because the river will rise, with the
"Bill, we should wait till after the weekend to fish the
Nehalem. The fish will be moving, after the rain..."
And, after the rain that is pouring down on my heart, lately,
the sunshine will return!
I think, perhaps, most of this nostalgia is due to Fall. Fall
is most certainly in the air!
Dear Willy, (the springer spaniel, above)
Sometimes I just want to be a girl. I want to be clean, and
fresh and feel pretty.
I don't always want to be dirty like you seem to enjoy. I don't
want you to jump in the river, thru the mud and race by me with
all the glee of a 4 year old puppy!
Yes. You are fun to watch. Yes, you make me giggle. But sometimes...
I just want to be a girl.
I don't want to pick up your filth covered flashlight with my
newly manicured nails or get licky bathed in the face, while
I'm deciding whether to wash my hair today, or not.
(Yes. I guess I'll be taking a shower, thank you.)
OK... now that I've said that... We found the B-10 thread! YES!
Thank you to Verticalscope! And now, I hope that never happens
I'm off to take a shower. I love my dog. I do. But, sometimes....
I just want to be a girl.
Wake up! Man, there are a lot of chinook on my plate,
this morning! (I wish!) Why is it that you dedicate a day for
rest, and that very morning, everything needs done, all at once?
First off, I want to talk about the B-10 thread. Yep. It's gone
for right now, anyhow. Some button got pushed, somehow, somewhere.
The thread seems to have hidden from us. I feel like holding a
wake for it, but typically, that happens in the home of the deceased,
and it wasn't my thread.
I miss it, terribly. It was the first thing I'd go to, every morning.
For now, we have started a "Part
ll" with cached copies of the first five pages,
in the first post. Please add your reports, questions and answers!
It's going pretty well, so far! Keep up the momentum!
Hey, I met this awesome guy through OWAA,
Fishing Life, Complete!
on Grant's Getaways
I love my life, and it's a pleasure to fish it.
I tried something a little different today. I took 4 hardcore fly fisherman out for albacore. It was a blast.
We used plenty of IQF and a couple scoops of live bait. The first hookup on a cast fly on the bow of Meanwhile took the fisherman for a gut busting ride. It was fun to watch. Here is the first fly caught tuna on Meanwhile.
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reminder from Jennie!
Do not burn yourself out! Be as I am - a reluctant
enthusiast...a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves
and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight
for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can.
While it's still there. So get out there, and hunt and fish, and
mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the
forests, encounter the Grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks,
run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet air, sit quietly
for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely
mysterious and awesome space.
Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain active and alive, and I promise
you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies,
over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit
box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you
this: you will outlive the (bad word edited for this family site!!)."