Hamilton Creek and the Coho Peak

Hamilton Creek and the Coho Peak

A remnant old growth tree in the upper West Branch of Mill Creek Here we are, sitting on the tail end of almost two weeks of mostly sunshine, and two whole weeks of slowly dropping flows. Before this, we had constantly fluctuating flows followed by almost four days in...
All Quiet On The Western Front

All Quiet On The Western Front

A few remnant old growth redwoods tower over west branch mill In my last post we were still seeing a handful of chinook, and the coho were starting to appear with a few redds here and there in several of our reaches. This continued for a bit, then we got another flush...
The Salmonid Grand Slam

The Salmonid Grand Slam

As I drove to work this morning the sky was salmon pink. Big waves battered the rocky coastline of the Oregon/California border as the last of the stars faded into daylight. Clear skies and a forecast for sun at this time of year meant it was going to be cold cold...
One month in

One month in

By the time we reach the put in the rain has already begun. It isn’t really all the way rain, but more of a heavy drizzle if such a thing exists. Using the open back hatch of the Jeep as an umbrella I change into my waders, lace up my wading boots, slap on a...

Smith River Facing Mining Threat

The North Smith River watershed on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, in Oregon, is being targeted for a large nickel mine that would devastate the area for recreation and pollute public drinking water in California. A public comment period is now open until...