Synopses & Reviews
Pacific Northwest locals Terry Rudnick and Craig Schuhmann guide novice and experienced anglers alike to the finest fishing waters in the region, from Conconully Lake in Northeastern Washington to the Oregon Coast's Chetco River. Rudnick and Schuhmann offer thorough coverage of the lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and coasts they know best in this guide, supplying expert fishing tips and advice tailored to each spot, as well as detailed descriptions, maps, and directions so fishermen can locate even the most hard-to-find places. Complete with helpful "best-of" lists for a wide variety of fishing expeditionsincluding Best for Steelhead, Best Family Fishing, Best for Fly-Fishing, and Best for Trophy TroutMoon Pacific Northwest Fishing
provides all the necessary tools to head outdoors.
About the Author
Terry Rudnick grew up fishing the lakes, streams, and ponds within bicycling range of his home in Washingtons Puget Sound Basin, and he has never found a reason to live anywhere else in the world. Although Terry has fished throughout the Western United States and Canada, the vast angling variety of the Evergreen State always brings him home to the waters hes known for more than 50 years. Since selling his first magazine article in 1971, Terry has shared his fishing knowledge in hundreds of feature articles, news stories, and photos published in regional and national outdoor publications. Along the way he has earned numerous writing and photography awards, including the National Conservationist of the Year Communications Award from Trout Unlimited.
An energetic and enthusiastic speaker, Terry gives seminars and slideshows on a wide variety of angling topics for sportsmens organizations and consumer show audiences throughout the Northwest. He also serves as the youth sport-fishing coordinator for Washingtons Department of Fish and Wildlife. When hes not writing, speaking, or teaching, Terry can be found fishing near the home on the shores of Puget Sound that he shares with wife Roberta, son Evan, Labrador Retriever Pepper, and terrier Salty Dog.
When Craig Schuhmann was 12, his father moved the family from California to Oregon so that he could fish for steelhead. Bob Schuhmann hauled his son all over the Northwest catching salmon, steelhead, and trout on every type of fishing gear imaginable. Craig, who hooked his first fish on an Adams Parachute when he was 9, became just as hooked as that first brown trout.
When most young people leave the West Coast for the Rockies, its to ski or snowboard. Not Craig. After college, he fled Portland for a job at an Orvis Store in Jackson Hole, WY, and spent several years fishing the golden triangle” of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
After graduating from the University of Portland with a masters in Theology, Craig settled into a social services job in downtown Portland and began cultivating his passion for Oregon waters. When he wasnt serving meals to the poor, he was chasing steelhead on the Oregon Coast or giving fish sore lips on the Metolius, Williamson, or Wood Rivers.
Later, Craig moved his own family to Klamath Falls, mainly so he could hustle out to his favorite rivers more easily. He helped start a fly-fishing shop at The Ledge, a sporting goods store in Klamath Falls, and currently runs Guided Waters Fly Fishing, a guide service in the Klamath Basin. His favorite waters to guide on are the Williamson, Wood, Klamath, and Rogue Rivers. Craig has also written articles for Fly Tyer magazine and his flies have appeared in the Guide Flies” column of Northwest Fly Fishing magazine.