Sunday, January 17, 2016

Fishing With Henry Hughes

I recently enjoyed fishing with the strong writer and angler Henry Hughes, author of forthcoming Bunch of Animals and angling memoir Back Seat with Fish.  A winner of the Oregon Book Award for Men Holding Eggs, Hughes wrote a post on fishing books at 3 Good Books that led me to read John Engels' excellent fishing poetry book Big Water.  Hughes and I caught steelhead, and had interesting conversation.  Scott:  "This clay bank is eroding like in Sometimes a Great Notion but you are a certified diver so you should be okay."  Henry: "I don't think that would help."  Inside I laughed so hard I almost fell in the water.  In another scene, on a more serious note, I pointed out dangerous logs in tidewater that can roll and trap a man like when Hank tried to save Joe Ben. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Sea Lice on Fresh Steelhead

I caught another two chromers this morning with sea lice.  I found this interesting article "Sea Lice - Good Bad and Ugly" from Deneki Outdoors which operates fly fishing lodges in Alaska, British Columbia, and the Bahamas.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Steelblue Hens

Here are two steelblue hens I caught this morning fresh from the salt.  Mike Carey at Northwest Fishing Reports recently published my "Dictionary of Pacific Northwest Fishing."   My previous article was "Pay Attention to Details." At the end of February, my next one will be about my infamous "Fish Car."

I caught these hens on old school egg clusters.  I will probably write an article on "Fishing Old School" as a tribute to old timers I knew and know.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Suz failed all of her classes at Wife School

Suz caught this fisherman in Canada.
Does it look like they are underwater?
That's what I'm talking about.
as expected.

At least winter steelhead are back, which means getting my lure in the strike zone takes priority over sleep, food, laundry, paying bills, shaving, star gazing, etc., etc., etc.

This is my second favorite time of the year.  Spring chinook season, my favorite, will follow.