It's Northwest Week in the Bass family. While I was in Seattle, my brother Justin was visiting friends in Boulder, Colorado.
Meanwhile my other brother Ari just checked in from wildest Alaska, where he and his buddies are spending ten days fishing the Yukon River and other bucolic spots. (He's far out of BlackBerry range but someone on the trip brought a satellite phone, whose brief delay and echo I forgive in light of the fact that it apparently involves, like, outer space and stuff.)
Ari reports that on the first night of the trip, after something of a battle, he hauled from the chilly waters a 30-something-pound king salmon, which he and his crew then enjoyed for dinner.
Bass 1, Salmon 0.