Fishing Updates…

We are getting a bunch of inquiries.  All about the heat, warm water, and closures.  As it stands, all tide area`s remain open.  Off shore in certain area`s and for certain species, also remain open.  Up to this point, our fall salmon season is a go ahead.  Crabbing and shell fish is also open.  There are many closures across the state, and also certain time restrictions.  To find all of the details, and latest information, you can go to the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife web pages, and take a look.  You can access a demographic, close to your area, and get daily updates on what is happening.  Either way, showing some care, regardless of where you plan to fish, or hunt for that matter is good.  Everything is super dry, so caution on all levels.

For now, keep us in mind for anything you might like to do on the water.  Our Fall is going to be good, and we are really looking forward to it.  Getting into some recovery from Alaska, getting some food stocked up, and bookings are good.  Canning fish, and all kinds of other things.  So, we`ll be warm and eating well this winter.

As for the developements with the weather, the fishing and the hunting.  There is a world at your fingertips to read.  Of course, everything is subject to change.  We just recommend caution on all levels at this point, and for our future resources.

There you have it!  If anyone has further questions, let us know.  We`ll do our best to point you in a beneficial direction.

Vincent "Bullet Tooth"

Vincent “Bullet Tooth”

Money Fish!

Just messing around.  Not much to do now, since we blew past Hell heat hours ago.  Seriously, thought we lived in Oregon.  95 degrees in the shade…Everything sure could use some cooler weather and a jag of rain…For now, just having some fun with pictures until we get rolling on this fall thing.katmai2015#1


Just got word…Been in the loop for a couple of days.  Last night, we lost a long time customer, and really good fishing buddy.  Glen Martilla, aka Pops, died last night, due to complications of liver cancer.  Yes, another cancer victim.

The prognosis was 2 to 3 years to live.  He got just a couple of months.  He died in his sleep, with heavy medication, from what we understand.  He, and his friend Rich, fished with us often.  All kinds of jabs and sarcasm over the years, including the famous “stoned rat” tattoo.

In light of the day.  Rest in Peace Pops!  Perhaps see you down the road on a stream someday.

Glen Martilla 2015

Glen Martilla 2015

Got Reds?

My buddy “Slim”, with some of the sockeye we got between us all to take home.  It was a fun afternoon.  Many of these tasty little fish are destined for our smoker and canner.  Got to bring a few home.  The beginning stages start tomorrow, with thawing, then in the brine, then kipper in the smoker, then de-bone, then peel, then can, then pressure cook.  Going to be a nice treat when the wind is howling, and the rain is coming down in sheets this fall and winter.  Hugging the stove with some crackers and cream cheese, and snuggling with the mooching cat…With us all having a riot on the beach, we should all have some.mustad#4

Back Home…

blog July 2015Home from Alaska.  It was a ton of work.  Some good things came from it, and some other things not so much.  Currently just feel like you got hit by a train.  Fishing was odd.  Sockeye were late, and so were the Chums.  The King fishing was actually pretty good for what the system has to offer.  For now, working on getting some rest and yard work.  Then canning some goodies for the winter and prepping for the fall.

Sand, Water Guns, and a Shovel…

Just finished up the summer season around here.  Super dry weather, constant wind, very little water, and not very many fish.  You hear this, you hear that, but when you are there, you know what is happening.  Nothin`!

Crabbing in all of the bays is really good.  Fishing for Chinooks is pathetic.  Worst we have ever seen.  We pulled the plug, and are getting everything cleaned up.  A long process for sure.  Then start getting ready for the fall, bait, and everything else in between.  Yard work, tend the garden and plants, canning, and of course, more crabbing, so my mother remains calm.

Kind of fun the other day.  Took some old friends out, and ran the gear.  The little boy was wound tight, so he ran around on the sand, got good and wet, and finally calmed down near the end of the day.  We have no doubt that he slept well on the way home…

Sara is now in charge…Have a good summer!

"Got My Shovel"

“Got My Shovel”

Fishin~And Rowin`

Had a fun day yesterday, with some long time friends.  Only caught one fish, but a really nice one.  Worked our butts off during the morning rain, with really high hopes.  Weather broke off about mid day, and it became just an adventure and conversation.  The usual banter as always.

Through the afternoon, the tough ass Marine, got a little schooling on boats.  It was fun!  How to row a drift boat, by us.  He started to figure it out, after a light breeze, and various encounters with gravel bars.  Now, they know what I mean when I tell them to please keep the boat level, after I pee`d, grabbed cookies or cold pizza.  Oh, need some coffee too.  Not as easy as it appears, now is it?

Always an adventure, and loved showing some new stuff to people.  Pulling them out of their comfort zone.  He only trembled a little bit…

Going to get hot.  Unpleasant for us.  Looking forward to the weekend, and cool coastal evenings, and good food.

My Boys!

My Boys!