If there’s a consensus about anything in Northwest fishing circles, it’s that steelhead and salmon deserve the highest respect. Their migrations up and down natal streams and survival in the predator-infested nightmare of the ocean set them apart in the angler’s heart.
Maybe it’s the easygoing personality where he never seems to be in a hurry about anything. It could be the mischievous grin/smile that leaves his face only once in a while and never for extended periods of time. Perhaps it’s the swagger of knowing what he’s accomplished in the game.
LEAVENWORTH— Take one of the area’s growing activities, add some renaissance flair and you get paddleboard jousting, one of the planned activities Osprey Rafting of Leavenworth is putting on to raise money for victims affected by the Carlton Complex Fire.
PHILADELPHIA — Mike Zunino lifted his elbow and showed off the red mark like a brand-new tattoo. The area was pink from an ice pack. In the middle of the uneven circle of cold skin was the distinct red marking from the seams of a baseball that had struck him.
PULLMAN — A season ago, Washington State only had four defensive linemen finish with double-digit tackles. The starters were counted on to play complete games and the fresh legs of talented freshmen that could have provided relief were not ready until late in the season, and by then they were unavailable.