Anglers Log

The Angler’s Log: Wildfire threats limit options

FRANK ARMENDARIZ/CHRONICLE PHOTOLarge and smallmouth bass are abundant in western Lane and other neighboring counties. Pictured here a hefty smallmouth caught along the BigK Ranch on the Umpqua River. A “pay-to-play” fishery, call 541-584-2295 or go to [email protected] for info.

A couple of weeks ago a monsoonal weather front with plenty of imbedded thunderstorms pushed its way along the crest of the Oregon Cascades and ignited a number of fires. The largest are mostly south of the Santiam Pass, including the Middle Fork Complex fire in eastern . . .