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Beaverkill Valley Inn: Trout tales

I seek warmth and kindness. Emotional security for me emerges from distant places where the sound of moving water fills quiet corners and quiet kitchen voices encourage just one more bite. This old soul experiences clarity in vintage buildings on back roads, thinking about who has visited in the past and how soft lighting [...]

2018-05-23T00:56:27+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Colin's Journal|

Spey Casting for Steelhead from the Lost Coast to Netarts

Northwest Tour: Up Route 101 Finding the time to cruise Highway 101 from San Francisco to Portland is step one. It’s better to give yourself a week or 2 if your free spirit takes over. Honestly, a month might be the right amount of time if you want to do [...]

2018-04-29T12:30:16+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Colin's Journal, River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Hatchery Steelhead with Smashed Potatoes and Wild Greens

Eel River: Benbow, California Adapted from a recipe demonstrated by Joshua Schwartz: Executive Chef Del Dotto Vineyards Josh Schwartz has an eye for all tasty things in the wild. When invited to spend a day fishing and cooking with our American Rivers Tour crew, he was quick to suggest we start by foraging for [...]

2018-05-02T17:56:10+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Recipes|

Cooking Rainbow Trout Over Fire: Snake River Surf & Turf

It’s not often that a trout is harvested from any river and transferred directly to the skillet on the American Rivers Tour. Previously unknown to us, the Idaho Fish & Game Department is focused on reducing non-native rainbow trout in the Snake River. For this special occasion, we harvested a 19 inch non-native rainbow [...]

2017-12-21T22:54:42+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Recipes|

Rainbow Bounty on the South Fork of the Snake River

Snake River, Idaho So much goes into an 8 hour float trip, at least for a guy who cooks for a living on eastern Long Island. The planning for a late September Snake River float trip started in May. A phone call to Chris “Simbo” Simonds revealed that he had [...]

2018-01-08T15:10:37+00:00 December 14th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Red Flannel Hash

Planning for a float trip requires lists. One of my favorite lists involves kitchen prep for the riverside lunch, or in this case, brunch. Having found a perfect Fishpond canvas cooler at Henry’s Fork Anglers step one was taken care of. Everything I needed fit into one package including the cast iron skillets, paper [...]

2017-11-28T22:45:19+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Recipes|