Remembering Bill Schaadt

May 2, 2014

Bill Schaadt, with the result of a good morning's work.
Credit Ben Taylor

  It’s been 20 years since legendary fisherman Bill Schaadt  cast a line into a north coast river. But some of his friends and fellow anglers are trying to make sure he isn’t forgotten.

   Ben Taylor’s other favorite Bill Schaadt story involves an evening when they were out on the Gualala River well past sundown.

Schaadt was in his 20s when he came to the Russian River just after World War II, where he found and bought the small riverside cabin that became his home in Monte Rio. And as Taylor recounts, Bill never really left after that.

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