With the heavy rains we had a few weeks back and the warmer weather we received right after I have been itching to get out and see what type of yummy bounty the woods has produced. So with a three and and half hours on Saturday morning I ran out to the coast range. I only saw one other car with people collecting mushrooms. I made the rounds to my favorite spots and found loads of mushrooms at each one. It is so fun to get out there before all the other Portlanders get out there and pick all my chantrelles. I left over half the ones I found in hopes that they would be overlooked by other harvesters and make a larger yield next year or that they would grow for my next time out.
Two trips and no skunkin’. Hope I can get back out there one more time in September, but its a jam packed month.
Seeing as it was Labor Day I opted for the show up late and fish till dark method. With the insane numbers of cars and boat trailers that were at the mouth it seems like it was a good call. I got out of the car and hiked for a solid 45 minutes without going down to the water once. I found Haddis Catch up at the end of my hike and surprisingly there was not another person that far up the river.