2018 was an incredible fishing year. From the Gulf of Mexico to Alaska and many places in between. While there are way too many fish to mention, here is a quick recap of the top 10 fish of 2018 BMO Top 10 fish #10 This picture of a Pacific City Copper Rockfish may be my favorite picture of the year. Read more about fishing at Pacific City Oregon HERE. #9 Capt Mike Barksdale with a giant Neah Bay Cabazon. Read more HERE. #8 BMO Team member Andy Schmidt with this beautiful M
Earlier this Summer the “ Substation Fire” spread to the lower Deschutes River and burned a significant area along the river. You can read more about it in this article from the Oregonian. I had the chance to fish the river in August and saw the devastation first hand. Although the area was scorched, there are signs of life all along the river. Small patches of green dot the charred landscape, pheasants, deer, wild turkeys and even porcupines can be seen up and down the r
At 91 total fish caught, BMO was up substantially over Q1 2017. Net results on both size and variety of fish was up almost 25% over the previous year. Q1 fishing in the Pacific NW has fewer opportunities, but there are still plenty of fish to be caught. Please see the BMO Q1 fish Board at the bottom of this post for complete results. Highlights: Q1 was highlighted by a vast variety of good fish being caught and a plethora of different locations throughout the Pacific NW.
Here is a simple recipe that I love for salmon or steelhead. The first and most important part of this recipe is to start with a quality piece of fish. You will never get a farm raised fish to taste as good as a wild caught one, and it is even better if you can catch and prepare your own - always better than store bought. The fish we used on this recipie was caught earlier on the same day! Ingredients: 1. Truffle Salt 2. Lime flavored olive oil 3. 1 Lime 4. Cracked Pepper Fi
This past week I had the opportunity to fish with Rocky Conroy, Dan Radke and Kelly Reichner on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. Rocky and Dan are both with Big Rock Sports out of Clackamas Oregon and Kelly is with Fisherman’s Marine Stores in the Portland area. We left Troutdale, OR around 4:30 AM and headed East on I-84. We met up with guide Forrest Foxworthy at Celilo Park near the mouth of the Deschutes and were headed up river by 6:30AM. The Deschutes is unique