Saturday, December 28, 2019

Final tour of 2019

This was to be my last music, fishing tour of 2019 to the Seattle Area. It almost didn't happen because my Moms furnace took a dive on the way to the airport but a last minute service call saved me!!!After a great late night flight I was at Sea Tac and on to some gigs and fishing .After a fantastic show in Seattle with fellow Bluesman and fisherman Brian Lee,

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it was on to Puget sound with my friend Julie Lynn and some educated cuthroat After 3 days I finally landed 3 one morning on a new secret method. Then it was on to the Olympic famous waters with my guide friend Steve Burns. We swung the Hoh, and The Clearwater and Bogashiel with only a few strikes ! But an adventure it was with Steve off roading in a Toyota 4x4. Happy New Year everyone and tight lines !! Keith

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Bears, Eagles, Steelhead and Brook Trout

This was an amazing journey of great airplane travel, good friends, wildlife and fishing!Arriving for the first time at Terrace Airport I headed over to Gil and Mandi Mckeans West Coast fishing lodge. It was the next day that I let a big"Steelhead Go" and Gil and I wrote a song about it!! Later on in the trip it was fishing with the legendary fishing guide and harmonica player  "Pierce Steelhead Clegg", He actually put me on a nice steelhead and Coho! Along  the way I found some beautiful Brook Trout as well with my friend Dakota!! Thanks to the great breweries for hosting me as well!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Return to the PM

It was my Dad's birthday and I was headed to beautiful Pere Marquette in Michigan. I hadn't been here for a while and stopped in the PM lodge

. My friend Greg Potter from Marshall had tied me a box of beautiful streamers and eggs but I also picked a bunch of xtra small egg patterns at the lodge.My first stop was the upper section by James Rd. After no action I called my friend Chris who has a house on the river and he said to come by and fish near his place. There were plenty of browns but they were spooky and he suggested I walk to another section. I worked a run with no one else around and tied into a beautiful brown. Then hooked a nice salmon but a second salmon took the other egg and now I was fighting 30 lbs of fish on 4x. Back at my friends we had a great evening wade in the rain and saw a giant barn owl. After a few sips of Vodka and cold beers we called it a day and then the rain kicked in and never stopped!! 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Return to the promised land 2019

This was it!! I was heading back to Montana and Idaho after missing 2018 for a 13 night music tour. Besides the great shows and adventures ,I took some time for a few casts. The results were beautiful Cuthroats in yellowstone , Browns on the Gallatin,  Brook trout and Rainbows on the lakes. As a bonus to

the Fishing there were Bear, Mountain Goats, Elk , Buffalo and time well spent with friends!!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Steelhead on a dry and a broken zero gravity

A great trip to Washington and Bc proved tough at first but ended just right!! I checked into the beautiful Reds Canyon River lodge and spent a few days fishing with owner Steve Joyce's  friend Jerome.Jerome is a longtime resident of the Yakima Valley and a local legend. He took me to some beautiful water but all I saw was a big fish turn on a dry and a Bull trout throw my sculpin back at me. It was then on to south Puget sound where I hooked the unexpected wild Steelhead and broke my rod landing it.Well I was then on to the beautiful Sun Peaks and on to fish the Schu

swap with my friend Don. I was 2 for 12 mainly because I  was fishing with a broken hook. Then to close the trip at beautiful Corbitt Lake near Merrit.The Coquahalla Highway is spectacular . The border guard in Sumas is a big blues fan and made the crossing easy!! Till next time, Keith

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Washington Red and Gold!!!

When your  on tour out  west in April it's always good to check in with Washington's Lahontan Cuthroats and spring creek Rainbows !! The cuthroat were cruising the shorelines in the northern lakes

and the rainbows surprised me in the the bright sunlight!! A first cast with a white streamer was grabbed at "High Noon"

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Irish Blues

On a recent tour of Ireland, Music and fishing were on the menu along with Guinness and Irish soda bread!!! I was able to find wild browns on the Featherbow,

rainbows north of Belfast at the Tildarg fishery and Sea run trout on the River Slaney in the south by Enniscorthy!!!Thanks to Danny O Conner at Danny's Angling shop!!!