Good Times But Bad Fishing on the Bad

I’m lucky I’m still friends with many of my college buddies.  We all met in 1983 studying in Wisconsin at Northland College and managed to stay in touch all these years.  About eight of us are like brothers.  Today Howie, Mike Neuman and Mark Reiser met up for the...

Dredging Flies on the Mighty Columbia River

While dredging heavy Clouser’s and jig flies doesn’t appeal to some fly anglers, it does to me.  And it gets me particularly excited when the laborious method of fly fishing takes place on the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington.  Here, on any given cast you...

A Thousand Casts a Day Pays Off

Today was the walleye fishing day on the Columbia River we were hoping for.  We woke up to sunshine and the warmest temps of the week.  It was at least mid-40°s at sunrise and it went up fast from there.  Though the clouds would move back in throughout the day, our...

Early Season Fishing on the Columbia

Granny and I arrived in White Salmon, WA last night and are staying with our friends Mike and Beata LaSota at their vacation house.  It’s a pretty region right in the Columbia River Scenic Area.  Granny and I squeezed in a quick hike.  It was a cool dreary day with...

Fly Fishing for Walleye on the Columbia River

Mike LaSota and I changed venue today.  Instead of searching for the Springer Chinooks near Portland, Oregon, Mike took me 1:30 minutes up the Columbia River to the Washington side to fish for walleye.  Mike and his wife B recently bought a beautiful house in White...