Author: G.I. Wilson

Doug and the last steelhead

Time to turn in my steelhead harvest card. Tears well up in my eyes. Not because of that one pitiful entry but because Doug landed his last fish that day. Friends found Doug’s decomposing body on the family tree farm last month. No one had talked to him for almost[Read More…]

A fish tale with a feel good ending

I ease the anchor down without a splash in my favorite spot at the Glasshouse Hole on the Salmon River. Anglers named the hole because of the beautiful house with full length windows fronting this popular tidewater fishing spot. Lady of the house pauses cleaning windows to give me a[Read More…]

The steelhead of my dreams

G.I. Wilson We know there will be ice in the guides today. There are icy spots on the road, so we wait until 9 a.m. to head for the Nestucca River. It will be a safer drive, later in the day, after the sun has blunted the night time low of 19º. It[Read More…]

Silver Bonanza on the coast

G.I Wilson (second from right) with some of his pals catching silver salmon out of Depoe Bay (Submitted). Silver salmon (aka coho) have been returning to Oregon’s coastal waters in record numbers this summer. Please bear with me, for still calling them “silvers.” My love affair began with this beautiful,[Read More…]