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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|

Fly Fishing and Cooking on the Henry’s Fork

Henry’s Fork River St. Anthony, Idaho Morning light is slow to fill Idaho skies on a late September day, a pink line of promise covered the range to the west as we looked across the Henry’s Fork river. No wind to speak of, dark blue cloud free space above revealing [...]

2017-11-25T15:05:30+00:00 November 16th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Buffalo Tenderloin: Lakeside Lodge, Island Park, Idaho

The Lakeside Lodge is hidden and off the beaten path - perhaps that’s what I liked most about the establishment. Situated at the top of the Island Park Reservoir on Henry’s Fork River, it’s a perfect base camp for adventure oriented groups, especially if you’re fishing anywhere in and around Yellowstone. The lodge is [...]

2017-12-12T21:47:47+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Recipes|

Blackened Buffalo Medallions: Lakeside Lodge, Island Park, Idaho

After a successful day at Mesa Falls, on our way to the lodge we took a left hand turn off of Highway 20 late in the afternoon. Heading into unchartered territory for us, not really knowing where we were going or what to expect. In a hurry to arrive, timing was key to catch [...]

2017-12-12T21:48:32+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Recipes|