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April 1, 2023


I love it when a plan comes together. Whether it is fishing or traveling or really anything in life, there is something very satisfying when all the planning leads to the premeditated ending. But often there is more to the well-planned event. Call it layers in the universe or karma; it is pretty cool when you have a chance to see some of the manifestations. So, before I lose you all in my ethereal ranting’s, let me provide you a fishing report and then a few of the layers that went with it.

A few Wine & Food events

Thirty wineries of the Russian River Wine Road

Goings on in the ’Burg

Thanksgiving Holiday: A rolling calendar of upcoming events in Healdsburg Craft Fair: Artists interested in displaying their hand-crafted items at the Healdsburg Senior Center are...

Edible Art

Local bakers are producing cakes so pretty, it’s almost a shame to eat them. Almost.

Q & A

Sebastopol Ballet owners talk about “The Nutcracker”


Zero Dark Thirty

Chainsaw Musical Comes With a Caveat

The Raven Players are upping the ante for immersive theater with their production of Evil Dead, The Musical, which plays weekends from Sept. 23...

The Fishing Report: Hatchery number doesn’t tell whole story

We finally got enough rain to blow out the River. Over five inches fell in the hills above Healdsburg raising the Russian river to just under eight feet for the first time this year. This may be just what the doctor ordered as far as the fish go. The fishermen, many whom have had their way with the fish this year especially in the lower river, will have to wait for the river to clear once again. This will happen up towards Healdsburg by this weekend but for those in the Guerneville area, their days in the sun have passed I am afraid (figuratively and literally). The Russian River Steelhead Season closes to bait fishermen on April 1 and the river will likely not be clear enough down that way before then for anything but bait.


Beowulf has gotten a bad rap. For at least half a century, high