First salmon spotted in upper Elwah River in 102 years!

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For the first time in over a century, adult Chinook salmon are returning to the upper Elwah River in Washington State!

Thanks to the nation’s largest dam removal and river restoration project chinook salmon, along with coho, chum, sockeye, and pink salmon along with steelhead trout now have access to the pristine watershed above the two former damn sites.

Very cool!

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Underwater Salmon Bite…or Not??

Here’s a a really interesting sequence of underwater photos I took of a small king attacking a glob of roe…and then passing on it. Sorry for the fuzziness of these shots, but this fish  was moving so quickly I couldn’t get him into focus!

He's a nice cluster of red eggs and a chartreuse Corkie drifting along...

He’s a nice cluster of red eggs and a chartreuse Corkie drifting along…

Suddenly, a king comes out of nowhere...

Suddenly, a king comes out of nowhere…

At this point, a hookup looks like a strong possibility...

At this point, a hookup looks like a strong possibility…or does he really see which way the hook is facing and attacks from the opposite side?

Check out that cloud of sweet milky goodness…how the heck could he resist? Maybe he's just circling around for another pass...

Check out that cloud of sweet milky goodness…how the heck could he resist? Maybe he’s just circling around for another pass…

Or not! What the heck happened here? And how often does it happen per day?? Inquiring minds want to know!

Or not! What the heck happened here? And how often does it happen per day?? Inquiring minds want to know!

You need to see this movie: “Wild Reverence…The Wild Steelhead’s Last Stand”

Here’s the trailer for an amazing film about wild steelhead and their collective plight. Director Shane Anderson grew up fishing the streams of Northern California and reports that, despite the epic drought we are suffering through, our streams are holding up better than most of those in the Pacific Northwest.

You can rent or buy it at Viemo.com and also go see screenings of the flick on a large screen on Sept. 20 in Tahoe City, CA at 6pm and 9pm at the new theater the Tahoe Art Haus. Catch it in Arcata, CA Sept. 25 at 6:30pm at the Arcata theater lounge.