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!

Why? Sport Crabber Sinks

Why? Sport Crabber Sinks! Ever wonder why so many sport crabbers  are lost each year on the Oregon coast? Obviously many sport crabbers don’t question their mortality either! For starters, the lurker lives in the ocean, he doesn’t care whether you are an old salt, male, female, black or white … Continue reading

Paula J, Last Run of The Season #55

Paula J, Last Run of The Season Looking at the forecast this last weekend, I saw a window for one last tuna run. At the time I was in Redmond Oregon attending a celebration of life, the window was opening the following day, Monday with what looked like the best … Continue reading

Paula J, The Story Continues #54

Paula J, The Story Continues: I haven’t posted much since launching the Paula J, simply because I am burned out, not from writing, but from building the Paula J. Quite a bit has happened since the launch, most of it good, or if you consider the long term learning curve, … Continue reading

#52 Close to Completion, on my Great Alaskan Boat Build

Close to completion I’m getting close to completion, took some time off to spend a few days at the coast with some great friends. I got some much needed R&R so when I got home this Saturday, I was ready to go back to work.  Had such a great time, … Continue reading

#51 The GA Rush To Completion

In My rush to completion, I intended to be complete and on the water fishing by June first of 2016, obviously, that date has come and gone.When I first started this boat build project, I had intended to incorporate all of the things I wanted or found lacking in other … Continue reading

Editor’s Notebook: Shellfish Wars: Lobsters, Shoalies, Olympias, Atlantics and Pacifics vie for supremacy

If you’ve ever idly wondered why lobsters are such a big deal in New England and Maritime Canada but haven’t gained a claw-hold at our similar latitude in the Pacific, you’re not unique — the question has come up since at least the 1880s. Among many instances of European-Americans endeavoring … Continue reading

#49 GA Boat Build is on The Home Stretch!

The Home Stretch I’m on the home stretch and it’s been awhile since I posted, not because I didn’t want to, but because I just haven’t had the time. I have been working, pretty much non stop on the boat trying to get ready for tuna season. I picked up … Continue reading

Homeless Looking Boat Dude Post 48

Homeless Looking Boat Dude I am a homeless looking boat dude, at least according to my wife. I have two pair of jeans and several T-shirts which are all covered with epoxy and now lately, paint. The pants have so much epoxy on them I could almost stand them in … Continue reading