A strange winter this year. Not enough water in January, then enough to float an ark in Feb. fishing has been fare lately on the Peninsula on most rivers. Little signs of spring over the past few days has Spring Chinook on my mind. LingCod opens May 1st and should provide a good fishery this year.

Capt Matt
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It’s been a interesting winter here in the Great NorthWest. Dry and mild temps have been conducive to outdoor activities. My fruit trees think its spring, and damn Peck Peck is starting to patrol his drumming stations. Fishing on the Olympic Peninsula has been good for Wild Steelhead. Hopefully we get some more rain soon to keep the rivers in fishing shape. Chinook (blackmouth) fishing has been fair to good in marine areas 9 and 10.

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This wheel seems to be spinning faster with each year that goes by. Happy New Year to all! 2013 was a big year. We lost some great people, and gained many more. It was a great year of fishing in the Pacific North West! I had the pleasure of meeting great folks from as far away as New Zealand, China, India, Japan, New Foundland, Ireland and all over North America. Picked up some good stories, and a few funny jokes. What is best is meeting on common ground, sharing the passion for the outdoors. Looking forward to 2014! So far it’s been a great year. We welcomed it in, fishing in a favorite spot on the Sound. A glorious sun rise and calm water, a few good fish, and many laughs and stories with good people.

Capt. Matt

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I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We have had much to be thankful for, and for one your support and company is at top of Tyee Charters list. We have had a great showing of resident and transient Orcas over the past few weeks. Some of the shows have left us slack jawed and breathless. Winter Blackmouth fishing has been very good for us. Mostly fishing in the central parts of MA 10, but some good days as well in MA 9. Flashers and 3.5″ Kingfisher spoons have produced best.

Capt. Matt

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It is with pleasure to announce the publishing of my Aunt LLyn’s book.

Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman’s Life on Oyster Bay
LLyn De Danaan
University of Nebraska Press
October 1, 2013

The story of Katie Gale is a look back into a time of rich culture and life in the early days of Washington history, specifically the Oyster Bay area of Puget Sound. I highly recommend for any and all interested in finding more clues and insight into the early days of life on Puget Sound.

About the Book:

A gravestone, a mention in local archives, stories still handed down around Oyster Bay: the outline of a woman begins to emerge and with her the world she inhabited, so rich in tradition, so shaken by violent change. Katie Kettle Gale was born into a Salish community in Puget Sound in the 1850s, just as settlers were migrating into what would become Washington State. With her people forced out of their accustomed hunting and fishing grounds into ill-provisioned island camps and reservations, Katie Gale sought her fortune in Oyster Bay. In that early outpost of multiculturalism—where Native Americans and immigrants from the eastern United States, Europe, and Asia vied for economic, social, political, and legal power—a woman like Gale could make her way.

As LLyn De Danaan mines the historical record, we begin to see Gale, a strong-willed Native woman who cofounded a successful oyster business, then wrested it away from her Euro-American husband, a man with whom she raised children and who ultimately made her life unbearable. Steeped in sadness—with a lost home and a broken marriage, children dying in their teens, and tuberculosis claiming her at forty-three—Katie Gale’s story is also one of remarkable pluck, a tale of hard work and ingenuity, gritty initiative and bad luck that is, ultimately, essentially American.

LLyn De Danaan is a writer and an anthropologist. She contributed to the book Vashon Island Archaeology: A View from Burton Acres Shell Midden, and her articles have appeared in Women’s Studies Quarterly, Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History, and Oregon Historical Quarterly.

“Katie Gale’s story is unique in its scale; few accounts of the nineteenth-century Northwest focus on the life of a single Native woman and her family. LLyn De Danaan’s writing is big history made deeply human, offering insights not just into Native American history but also into the arrival of industrial capitalism on Puget Sound, the politics of statehood and race in Washington, and the profound transformation of local landscapes.”—Coll Thrush, author of Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place

“I have followed LLyn De Danaan’s writing path for years now. She is talented and bold, and this new book puts her firmly where she belongs—at the heart of the American voice. Good stuff, highly recommended.”—Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil’s Highway and Into the Beautiful North

Fishing has been good over the past few weeks for Winter Blackmouth on Puget Sound. We have been primarily fishing the MA 10 area, spoons and flashers have produced best on the outgoing tide. Find the bait and stay close. We have been finding fish in 30-130′ of water and fishing on or near bottom. Winter Steelhead have been on the move as well, migrating up Olympic Peninsula streams. The Bogachiel river has produced some decent catches lately.

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Wild weather over the past few days had whipped the Sound with 30-40kt winds. Rain in excess of 8″ has brought the rivers up to record levels for September. Prior to the storm, fishing for Silvers had been great in the central parts of Puget Sound. Hootchies and flashers fished 30-90′ have produced best.

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