I am regularly reminded of the magic of living in the Pacific Northwest, and this past weekend was no exception. We have the luxury of living near a watershed (and major river) that facilitates a wild salmon return that is heavily regulated and maintained by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

When you sit and really think about how amazing salmon are not only from a sportsmen point of view, but their impact on culture, the food chain, and even politics it is really incredible to witness up close.