Salmon Recipe: Pecan Butter Crusted Salmon

“Salmon. Salmon, salmon, salmon, salmon. I eat so much salmon at these weddings, twice a year I get this urge to swim upstream.” ~David Nicholls Two years ago, my sister and brother-in-law relocated their family to Olympia, Washington.  There were several reasons for the move, but I am pretty sure a main motivator for my […]

Manila Clam Pasta on the Grill!

“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” ~ Christopher Reeve One thing learning how to hunt and fish has given me is a real sense of pride in providing for myself. I know I still buy a large majority of my groceries from the super […]

Foil Wrapped Trout Packs!

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ~ Julia Child I am a planner. I like to know what lies ahead and how I am going to get there. I employ this attitude in almost everything I do in life. Stepping outside the plan […]

Seeking Solitude: Stream Fishing

“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” ~ Paul Tillich I spent some time up in the mountains this past weekend. I gathered up my pole and some tackle, a few snacks and some water, and my hiking boots. I took my time driving the hour trip […]

Smoked Salmon Dip: Perfect for Any Occasion!

“My life is what a salmon must feel like. They are always going upstream, against the current.” ~ Laura Schlessinger I am guilty, just as everyone else, of forgetting the simple things in life. We all get so wrapped up in work, and kids, and chores, and well, just life. Things get crazy, and we […]

Fish Cakes from Striped Bass!!!

“I only make movies to finance my fishing.” ~ Lee Marvin Growing up, fish was never my favorite food. I think it was because most of my experience with fish revolved around either the fish stick or frozen cod. Sometimes after a summer camping trip with my parents, my mom would bake the trout we […]

Humpy Fishing in the San Juan Islands

“The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.” ~John Buchan No story is more circular than that of the salmon. Salmon begin their life in the freshwater streams that flow from high, crisp mountain tops to the vast ocean. After […]