Friday, October 21, 2011

Summer's Last Stand

The call came late in the evening asking if I wanted to head out for some saltwater coho action.  I immediately answered yes without checking with the wife.  It was a good call as we ate fresh coho the next evening for dinner.

The next day was spent swinging flies on glacial rivers.  Bushwacking through the woods and exploring new water is always worth it regardless of getting skunked.  Enjoying almost 70 degree sunshine on the coast in October is a rare treat.

A couple days later spent a day exploring a favorite cedar stained creek for cutthroats.  Found a few beautiful specimens.  The coolest thing about the day was seeing stray pink salmon spawning in the lower reaches of this coastal creek.  Amazing to see the amount of straying that comes from the huge Puget Sound pink runs.

And to top it all off the fall colors on the west end of the Olympic Peninsula are just spectacular right now.

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