Oldie but Goodie Salmon Book
Found a 1974 book called "How to Catch Salmon - Advanced Techniques" by Charlie White, while at Powells on Hawthorne.
I thought id pass on that it is an easy, fun read...the author, Charles White, was a ODFW biologist in the 1950s and 1960s. He then started the "Undersea Gardens" tourist attraction chain, developed the scotty downriggers, wrote a pile of books, started a television station in victoria, BC, and made feature films about underwater viewing of salmon strikes, shot using underwater cameras he also developed. Phew! What a driven guy! (not to mention running a popular guide service in victoria)
His memories of the ODFW days include some very interesting comments on run timing, for example describing a "Willamette Fall Chinook run that could be predicted to arrive at the Columbia's mouth withing 24-48 hours accuracy, year after year, or biologists would have great cause for concern"
Anyways, if you can find it, it is a really neat book with some great tips, good stories and good illustrations. Theres clearly some things to be learned from a great documentarian and overachiever.
I think that Powells had one more. $6
Last edited by Jazzmandave; 05-17-2009 at 03:04 PM.