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About ORCA's and Pinnipeds
As we write this many are wringing our hands over the
future and plight of the ORCA whale. Massive amounts of money and
effort are being expended by our high level state officials with the
governor himself appointing a blue ribbon task force
to find the solution to the problem.
Oddly the picture above is not an ORCA, but what is
it? Between the task force and the Puget Sound Partnership we will
see legislation that will pin responsibilithy
on boaters, on sports fishermen and envoironmental
issues. But nobody is willing to recognize that our food chain is
out of kilter. ORCA's prey on salmon and also
seals. Seals and sea lions (pinnipeds) prey on salmon.
Pinnipeds have increased TEN fold
in the last twenty years. They have consumed more fish by SEVEN
TIMES the number taken by sports fishers and tribal people. Yet
nowhere in the "action agenda" do we see where the problem
lies! They are protected by an outdated Federal law called the 1969
Marine Mammal Act. Our highly paid 'authories'
will side step this one. Not ONE of the state agencies is willing
to pin the cause where it belongs. It would be SO politically
incorrect after all.
This fact was finally called out recently by Tom Nelson of
KIRO who has hosted "Outdoor Line" for a long time. His article,
below, also links to the entire interview on the Dory Monson show.
Outdoor Line article
If you care about this issue and want to support a
rational approach to solving it we suggest joining
the Puget Sound Anglers sportsmans'
group. See the link below:
Puget Sound Anglers
Are we really into salmon recovery?
Freedom Fest 2018 - Recap
Saturday, July 7
What are you going to
do when the July 4th falls in the middle of the
week- We just waited till the next Saturday and made it
better! We celebrated in style with the whole full
Monty; barge rides, the Backlash Band, amazing street
tacos, swimming and
Yes! We did the pledge of allegiance! And
Doug sing the National Anthem! Can we say amazing! God
Fireworks were more then spectacular! They were epic!
show amazed the crowd for over 30 minutes!
Boom! Boom! Boom!
Will you be here next year?
A beautiful Hood
Canal Summer Sunset!
The Grout family took a much needed
vacation to Yellowstone in late July.
The Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park is
the largest hot spring in the United States.
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The BEST Shrimp Broil
- 1 pound
baby Dutch yellow potatoes
- 3 ears sweet corn, each cut crosswise
into 6 pieces
- 1/4 cup unsalted
- 1 tablespoon Garlic & Herb
Seasoning ( I used Mrs
- 1 pound
medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 package
smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
- 1 lemon,
cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
- In a large pot of boiling salted
water, cook potatoes until just tender and parboiled, about
10-13 minutes. Stir in corn during the last 5 minutes of cooking
time; drain well.
- In a small bowl, combine butter, and
garlic and herb seasoning.
- Place potatoes, corn, shrimp and
sausage in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Stir
in butter mixture and gently toss to combine.
- Place into oven and bake for
12-15 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and corn is
- Serve immediately with lemon wedges,
garnished with parsley, if desired.