Originally Posted by The Greek
Today we lost a great friend of NW salmon fishing. Mark Yano passed away this morning about 11:30 from a two year battle with cancer. He battled it and lived like he had it beat, fishing and hunting with friends as much as his time and his condition allowed.
Although treatment was tough at times, we should all be so lucky to live the way he lived the last couple of years of his life.
If you fish Pautzke's Fire Cure, you can thank Mark for it. The secret base recipe is his and he helped develop the final product. Every good egg fisherman who's anyone around these parts knows of Mark and would have given his right hand to get his left hand on some "Yano Cure" or better yet, Yano cured eggs. Mark was known for being maticulous about his bait and how he fished it.
There will be a memorial gathering/potluck here in Tillamook Oct 15th. Everyone is invited.
Held at Swiss Hall on 3rd st. @ 6:30PM
. Bring a dish and your favorite beverage. Even a pizza or bucket of "Colonol Sanders".
We'll miss you Mark !
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LONG before I moved to Oregon in'98 I knew Mark's extended and well respected family in my home state of Hawaii. I became aware of Mark accidently thru his work in baits and thought "what a small world". Now I hear of his passing and think that not only is the world small, but very frugal in the time it gives us to tread upon it. Makes me re-commit to making my time here well used and not squandered. tom m