Gone Fishing

Life on and off the waters of the Wood River Valley

Winter 2014

Beers Across America


Beers Across America

A couple of beer geeks try microbreweries from across the country.

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Restoring the Big Wood


Restoring the Big Wood

The Big Wood River has been adopted as part of Trout Unlimited's Home Rivers Initiative.

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Top 10 Books by African American Authors


Top 10 Books by African American Authors

A rundown of the 10 Best Books by African American Authors in honor of Black History Month.

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Falling in Love with Loreto


Falling in Love with Loreto

  THEY SAY THAT TOWNS, just like people, have souls to them—at least the special ones do. And while scholars, theologists and bartenders the world over have long tried to settle arguments about how best to describe a human soul, understanding the soul of an exceptional town is a lot easier. These extraordinary spots, often tucked along coasts or nestled high up the mountains, simply feel special as soon as you set foot upon them. There’s just a different vibe, a sweeter kind of energy to them. Some places have just the right kind of magic. Loreto, Mexico, which overlooks the Sea of Cortez on Baja California Sur, has that special kind of feel—especially, it seems, for people who also love Sun Valley and its friendly Idaho confines. There has,...

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About This Blog

Whether he’s being out-fished by his trash talking mother-in-law, guiding one of his young sons through the perils of manhood or finding inspiration from the people of the Wood River Valley, Mike McKenna’s award-winning writing is always sure to entertain. Order a copy of Mike's highly-acclaimed book, "Angling Around Sun Valley: A year-round fly fishing guide to South Central Idaho" from Silver Creek Outfitters.

Gone Fishing's awards include: "Best Blog" 2010 & 2011 by the Idaho Press Club, "Best Web-only Article" of 2011 by the Outdoor Writers Association of California and "Best Fishing" & "Best Humor" blogs of 2012 by the Outdoor Writers Association of America.


"Angling Around Sun Valley" was selected as the "Best Book" of 2013 by Northwest Outdoor Writers Association!

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