Salmon, Served on a Bed of…What?

Salmon, Served on a Bed of…What?

Here’s something I thought I’d never do… After another fine shopping experience at my local Costco, I was feeling pretty proud that I got good value, on some good foods, for my family. That is, until I came across this story that tells me the double box of Honey Nut Cheerios is laden with pesticides, […]

Chain Reaction: How Far Will Our Fisheries Fall?

Chain Reaction: How Far Will Our Fisheries Fall?

Photo: Coho Salmon In sophomore chemistry class (one of my least favorite classes, but one of my favorite teachers), I got to witness the ping pong ball sprung from the mouse trap trick that really demonstrated the effects of a nuclear explosion. It was a pretty profound experiment, clearly demonstrating the true effect of a […]

The Last Little Fish

The Last Little Fish

Michael O’ Leary with a Tillamook Bay spring Chinook from June 2016 Some funny things happened in this last election. Besides the obvious, not all of the votes went the way you would think. One of my fellow Marine Fish Conservation Network bloggers mentioned on a recent call, that a district that voted strongly for […]

It’s a New Day

It’s a New Day

Photo: pro guide Chris Vertopoulos with a Wilson River Chinook, late October 2016 What’s Ahead for Recreational Sports Men & Women? The election is over. At least the crazy election ads are no longer playing. Most in the conservation community are reeling from the election results for fear of massive rollbacks in conservation efforts, but […]

A Time to Get Chummy

A Time to Get Chummy

Photo: Jackson Curran with a colorful Kilchis River chum salmon from October 22nd, 2016 Chum salmon remain the big question mark in my opinion. As you’ve likely heard me gripe about before, when I first entered the professional field of pursuing fish (I’m a 20-year fishing guide), chum salmon were one of the first wild […]

Water ‘Right’ or Wrong?

Water ‘Right’ or Wrong?

Photo: Lingcod from a deep-reef bottomfishing trip out of Garibaldi, Oregon 10-12-16 (photo courtesy Garibaldi Charters) I’m the new kid on the block. Not necessarily on fish policy, but more on water management and what it means for developing fish policy that is, in fact, fish-friendly. I’m a Governor’s appointee on the legislatively driven task […]