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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. :applause: 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 !

Chris V.

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Very nice person and avid sportsman. I knew Mark for many years and visited him two weeks ago at the Buoy 9 Restaurant in Hammond.

I will miss him! :flowered::pray:

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Sad news.....another of the "good guys" passes on. Mark always had a smile and was one of the most enthusiastic salmon anglers I ever met. He always had a new fishery he was checking out and incredible success stories to share. He could slip into a hole without you knowing it and pull chrome right out from under your nose!

We are witnessing the passing of a group of innovators who developed many of the fisheries, techniques and products today's anglers take for granted. Gary Hilton, Willie Illingsworth, Mark Yano...these guys figured it out so we could all enjoy it.
 

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We are witnessing the passing of a group of innovators who developed many of the fisheries, techniques and products today's anglers take for granted. Gary Hilton, Willie Illingsworth, Mark Yano...these guys figured it out so we could all enjoy it.
So true.

Spent time in Alaska with Mark and Gary, they were in a league by themselves.

RIP Mark, you will be missed.
 

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Always a gentleman & humble as well,
we can all learn something from his behavior.


R.I.P. my brother.

I know your catchin a big one with my Dad and many others.


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Heck of a nice fella. Had the chance to fish next to him a few times, even got a coulpe egg tips from him when I was younger.

Keep fishin Mark.
 

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One of the best of my many unsung heroes...

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Mark was among the early on guides that help give Tillamook Anglers a boost. When ever we had a fun raiser Mark was there donating product for our raffles. Mark we will all meet again on the other side. Jerry Dove
 

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Had the pleasure of fishing with Mark several times and he was indeed a gentleman's gentleman.

R.I.P Mark, you are gonna be missed.

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Mark gets the credit for turning on my twin 12 year boys to salmon fishing. We had three great trips to buoy 10 last year, landing a 20 and 25# chinook on the first trip and 19 coho (16 wild) on our third, which was in serious contrast to prior trips where I was the guide. Mark's impact on the boys will long outlive him, as both now have serious cases of the "fever." Thanks, Mark.

In my life as a lawyer, I helped Mark license his egg cure to Pautzke's. He was a pleasure to work with. I am privileged to have known him. John Crowell
 

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A good Fishing Partner in Sellwood.... Taught me a Thing or two for sure.

He will be missed :pray:




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The sport and the industry has lost another great one......
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Dang. I have been thinking alot about Mark this week, and now I know why.
I'm so sorry to see him go, although I've never in my life seen a better attitude from anyone about everything.
I really looked up to him.
We always talked about how we had similar situations and I think we somehow shared something that not everyone "gets".
I'll miss him so much. I needed him to understand me.

He always told me how Hilty was saving him a great fishing spot.

I hope that someday I might be blessed enough to fish near that spot, too.
 

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I fished with Mark on the Siletz a few years back. Two things stand out: Mark fished as hard as anyone I've even known, and those eggs! He was very proud of his creation and rightly so.

Sad to lose another great angler and huge advocate of the sport.
 

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Bad things don't happen to good people as a random course of events. Only good people gifted with a positive attitude, the highest character and greatest courage are chosen to show the rest of us how to handle adversity. Mark Yano was our teacher, our example of how we should best behave should we encounter the same tragic fate. Thank you Mark.

Mark was an innovator, an advocate and a key player in the growth and development of our hobby and the industry that supports and is supported by sport fishing. He will be sorely missed. We will all need to work harder to honor his memory and fill the void created by his passing.
 

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RIP Mark. You will be missed. :pray:
 

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Very sad day yesterday. The one good thing is the final part happened fast.

It was about 6 weeks ago that the Doctors gave Mark 2-3 weeks to live, so these last few weeks were a blessing in itself. These last 6 weeks for Mark have been filled with love and friendship. Every time I went over to visit or take him a tuna, there were friends there, Dano came back up from Wyoming to spend some more time with Mark. Mark was out crabbing last week and stopped by and gave Janey & I a few crab and told me how much he enjoyed the trip.

Yes, Mark was a very good fisherman, but he was also a great human being.

I will miss him very much
 

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I had heard about Mark Yano many years before I met him. His name was legendary and rightfully so. Last fall I remember talking with him in tidewater and he offered me a seat in his boat.

I'll miss seeing him on the water.
 
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