Grilled Trout, Columbian Exchange, Invasive Worms…

The tug was slight. Almost perceivable on the tackle I was using. Almost.  I had six pound test on what was essentially a bluegill fishing rod. I had half a night crawler skewered onto a circle hook with two minuscule split shot a foot up the leader. The bite was happening however, I just needed … Continue reading Grilled Trout, Columbian Exchange, Invasive Worms…

How Not to Catch Surf Perch

I knew, somewhere in my mind, that I really should not be fishing right now. The wind was blowing the snow into drifts, then the drifts were being covered with sand and then snow, sand, snow. Creating this mesmerizing layer cake pattern as I punched holes into the drifts with my hip-wader boots. The slowly receding tide … Continue reading How Not to Catch Surf Perch

Grilled Rock Fish with Crab and Corn Sauce

Tuna (or Seabass) with “Creamed” Corn and Tarragon The ocean, and the things that come from it, are typically flown to me. I have cooked all sorts of fish from all over the world. But to be able to harvest, cook and eat my own seafood (in the same day!) is an unfortunately new feeling. I … Continue reading Grilled Rock Fish with Crab and Corn Sauce

Catfish Po’ Boy

Just because I’m from the Northwest catfish does not mean that I can’t make a good old fashioned Po-Boy out of them. Well, actually “old fashioned” might be the wrong choice of words. I am going to make a Northwest Style Po-Boy – rustic bread, farmstead pickles, Asian spicy cabbage slaw with blue berry vinegar. Some … Continue reading Catfish Po’ Boy