I got out during my kids naps on Sunday to do one last ditch run for channtrelles. The fog was dense as you hit the coast range and hiking through it with the sun beaming through mesmerized me so often I would end up staring up at the trees – it’s usually hard to find chantrelles growing up there. I got a nice haul and despite my dog having a bad leg he had a blast running around the woods freaking out all the chipmunks (are those chipmunks in the coast range?). With that haul my dehydrated chantrelle jar is full and I can get back to fishing on the weekends. I look forward to the many delicious batches of chantelle risotto on cold, rainy NW days.
Alex and I headed out to the lower Deschutes to see if we could find any active steelhead this last weekend. I took Alex up to my favorite little run and after the fun time he had fighting the beauty of a fish in the picture below I think it may become one of his favorite spots. Look at that grin. Ear to ear.