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!

Tolman Boats in Rough Seas

Tolman boats become an obsession to those who use them! In conditions that would make most pilots pucker, these boats perform! When I first ran the Paula J, I was cautious, wanting to learn what the boat was capable of before ending up in a trial by fire situation. Last … Continue reading

Ethanol: Take 5 Minutes Today to Have Your Say

BoatUS: Take 5 Minutes Today to Have Your Say on Ethanol How much ethanol do you want in your gas in 2018? ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 22, 2017 – The battle to protect your boat’s engine is not over. Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on … Continue reading

The Paula J; a slide show #57

Building the Paula J, a slide show I put together this slide show of Building the Paula J. It might be helpful for those who are considering a boat build. I started building her in June of 2015, and launched in the 2nd week of July 2016. It was a … Continue reading

Central OR Coast Nearshore Halibut Season to Close 11:59 pm Sunday, July 30

The Central Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.) recreational Pacific halibut season will be closing at 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 30. The quota is anticipated to be met at that time. Total landings through July 23 have been 26,073 pounds, leaving 2,824 pounds of the 28,897 quota … Continue reading

Halibut Update through Week 24 (June 5 – June 11)

Halibut Update through Week 24 (June 5 – June 11) Columbia River Subarea All-Depth— this fishery will be open for one additional day, this Saturday, June 17, 2017. After the most recent openings in Washington, the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has determined that there is enough quota … Continue reading

Spring Chinook Return Downgraded To Half Of Early Season Prediction; Angling Closed

Spring Chinook Return Downgraded To Half Of Early Season Prediction; Angling Closed Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 (PST)  http://www.cbbulletin.com/438951.aspx A regional advisory committee that forecasts Columbia River salmon runs so fisheries managers can set recreational, commercial and tribal fisheries this week cut their early season run size prediction for … Continue reading

Getting ready to launch the Paula J for the Summer! #56

The weather has been less than ideal for working on the Paula J! With nearly constant rain, I have been unable to complete a few of the tasks on my launch punch list for the Paula J. I have some epoxy and painting to get done, but the rain has … Continue reading

BoatUS Skewers Latest ‘Big Ethanol’ Effort

NEWS From BoatUS Boat Owners Association of The United States 880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria VA 22304 Read this press release online at: https://goo.gl/voE4xG FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com Photo Available at: http://www.BoatUS.com/pressroom/previewImg/hiRes/1294.jpg BoatUS Skewers Latest ‘Big Ethanol’ Effort to Support Government Ethanol Mandate ALEXANDRIA, … Continue reading

Oregon Recreational Halibut Seasons Finalized

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Finalizes 2017 Recreational Halibut Seasons The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (OFWC) finalized the 2017 Oregon recreational halibut seasons and regulations. The OFWC adopted mandatory descending devices for the recreational halibut fishery. It is mandatory to have a descending device onboard the vessel when … Continue reading