Well, it's the time of the year when I get the most antsy to harvest things and put them in the freezer. My brother Rick has a place near the port of Sekiu on the Olympic Peninsula, and most years I join him for a little salmon fishing. This year, I only had time for a few days, but they did good by me.

How good is it to complete what I have recently coined the OP SLAM? In case you don't know what that is, it is catching Coho Salmon, finding a patch of Chanterelles, and landing Searun Cutthroat all in the same day. Check it out from the photos below, and try to ignore the fact that the first salmon is a wayward Chum, and that the Searun has a Roostertail hanging from its jaw!

My wife Fran cooking up the first of the season's Chanterelle Risotto......