About Kent Cannon

My passion is fishing and hunting as well as traveling throughout the Northwest and writing about those adventures. I was separated from my job a few years ago due to the still ongoing economic downturn. I had spent years working, focusing on things that really were not near and dear to my heart all the while scrambling and climbing to what I perceived as the top. I of course did not realize what I was doing, because I was caught up in the moment, focusing on what I thought was the American dream. Crashing and pushing ever forward like a Lemming headed for a cliff, oblivious the world around me. I was more than a little bitter over loosing my job; it was a good job as far as jobs go and I was making a lot of money so I could live according to the manner in which I wanted to be accustomed. In the process of trying to find another job in an unfavorable economic climate I found something that I had left behind many years ago. I found me! That is how and why I started this website, looking for myself and sharing things that I found along the way. Even though I am older now, suffering a little from arthritis and my hair is now somewhat graying I still have fire in my belly for the next adventure. The more that I seek out my next adventure, the more excited I become!

November Newsletter – Santiam Summer Steelhead, Joint-Commission Meeting Nov. 1, Hall of Fame Banquet Gala Nov. 10

The US Army Corps of Engineers Wants to End SantiamSummer Steelhead. What’s Next? For many members of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders, summer steelhead are the gateway species to a more robust and diversified heritage of fishing in the Pacific Northwest. They’re easier to catch at a time when more families … Continue reading

WDFW Authorizes Cooke Aquaculture To Transfer Atlantic Salmon To Puget Sound Net Pens

WDFW Authorizes Cooke Aquaculture To Transfer Atlantic Salmon To Puget Sound Net Pens Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2018 (PST)http://www.cbbulletin.com/441415.aspx This article was produced by Columbia Basin Bulletin, if you are interested in what is happening in that watershed you should subscribe via the link above. ~It boggles my mind … Continue reading

NEWPORT, Ore.—Sport anglers can no longer retain cabezon effective Friday, Aug. 17 at 11:59 p.m.

NEWPORT, Ore.—Sport anglers can no longer retain cabezon effective Friday, Aug. 17 at 11:59 p.m. The recreational Cabezon harvest is predicted to reach its quota of 16.8 metric tons by Friday, partly because the average weight of cabezon landed this year is higher than usual, and bottomfish effort has been … Continue reading

General Marine Fish Bag Limit Decreasing to 4 Fish Beginning July 1

Beginning July 1, 2018, the general marine fish bag limit will decrease to 4 fish per angler per day.  The general marine fish bag limit includes all species of rockfish (yelloweye rockfish prohibited at all times), greenlings, skates, and all other marine species not listed on pages 81-82 of the … Continue reading

Traditional Norwegian Boat, Nordlandsbåt

Traditional Norwegian boat from Northern Norway. It’s called “Nordlandsbåt” in Norwegian I ran across this boat on Facebook. Love the lines! Developed ages ago, and I would guess just the sight of a full sized Nordlandsbåt raiding vessel with these lines would strike fear into British, and French and anyone else … Continue reading

Spring Chinook Fishing Extended With Increased Bag Limit; So Far, Jacks Passage Very Low

Spring Chinook Fishing Extended With Increased Bag Limit; So Far, Jacks Passage Very Low Posted on Friday, June 08, 2018 (PST)With high river flows, low visibility and an apparent lack of angling success, Washington and Oregon extended spring chinook angling downstream of Bonneville Dam and increased the bag limit for … Continue reading

Halibut Update through week 20 (May 20) there is not an all-depth halibut opener this week, June 1-3*

Halibut Update through week 20 (May 20) *Correction; there is not an all-depth halibut opener this week, June 1-3*   Columbia River Subarea All-Depth—CLOSED, not enough quota remains for additional openings. Nearshore—there have been no landings in the Columbia River Subarea nearshore fishery yet.  The remaining quota from the all-depth season has been … Continue reading

‘No-Go’ Zone To Protect Foraging Orcas…Puget Sound Boaters Asked To Observe

    ‘No-Go’ Zone To Protect Foraging Orcas Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018 (PST) State fish and wildlife managers are asking anglers and other boaters to avoid an area along the west side of San Juan Island in an effort to protect a dwindling population of southern resident killer … Continue reading