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Monday, December 30, 2013
December Coastal Creek Steelhead
A few days ago, I caught these two hatchery steelhead chromers on a coastal creek. Today, I saw elk, eagles, spawning coho salmon (third photo), and cantaloupe-sized agates. I hiked 6 miles along the water in old growth forest without seeing one other human. There was no cell reception so it was easier to think. I honestly don't know how I survived away from here.
At the fish processing market, I overheard this: "See the straight cut on this fish? That's how you can tell my girlfriend got it, and not a seal."