Swimming in the John Day River
Mount Hood National Forest
Good beer with good friends
SUP on the Columbia
We are back to our regular lives in Honolulu. Back to our cat, our garden, our jobs, and back to the salt – the waves, the tides and trade winds, bonefish and papio. A month away is a long time. Significant things happen in a month, and mundane things too, like old water heaters and broken gutters. Things are lost and gained, friends met or missed, places changed or discovered.
July was a pretty big adventure. A lot happened. I will try to put the best of it into words, especially the fishing, but the memories are already blurring a bit. I can’t help but be reminded of the timeless words of Norman Maclean: “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.” Or, perhaps, I am just getting older. Continue reading
One beautiful summer evening after a dinner of tacos and beer at the Trillium Cafe, Tara and I took a walk. We followed Hood River from downtown, stopping to eat a few fat blackberries before making our way onto The Spit, a narrow park extending into the Columbia River. Continue reading
My summer fishing is o-fishially under way (you like that don’t you?). Yesterday I spent the afternoon on Percy Priest Lake. I managed to land my first smallmouth bass of the year on a little weighted nymph. The best part about this fish is that it is hiding right under everyone’s nose, in a spot so obvious that none of the thousand self proclaimed Bass Masters zooming around the lake will find it.