By Brad Trumbo
The Times 

Palouse Outdoors: Grandma's Legacy

 

August 3, 2023

Courtesy photo

Grandma Mary fishing at Williams Lake, one of her favorites, near Salmon Idaho.

A satisfying aroma rode the heat waves from the grill where six smallmouth bass filets dredged in flour, egg, and panko sizzled in a quarter-inch of shimmering olive oil. The cast-iron pan rested on the grill's side burner where oil pops could fly freely without a belabored subsequent cleaning.

Bass is an underrated food fish, in my humble opinion, which I formed at about eight years old. Grandpa Roy and I had walked through the cow pasture behind his house to Good's Pond on a warm, cloudy summer afternoon. My fishing skills were slowly maturing, so Grandpa handed me a spinning rod with a...



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