The Luck of Fall Chinook Salmon

I caught my first Columbia River salmon from the bank. Casting a no. 4 gold Mepps spinner, as I recall. That single event, and knowing there is no better place to be on an Indian summer day than the Hanford Reach, led to me buying a boat. Any newbie must first ask around. I heard […]

How to Get Started on Fishing

Two recent experiences suggested the need for a learner’s guide to fishing. “How often do you use sun screen?” my doctor asked, as he parted the thinning hair above my left temple. “I put some on last week when I went fishing,” I replied. “That was a first though. Anglers don’t like strange scent on […]