Snow falling on the creek
A Holiday Traveler
I got to my spot and began to set up both steelhead rods. I heard a faint noise in the water behind me and turned around to see an Otter coming out of the water and scampering up the bank into some downed trees. I couldn't get the camera out of the bag quick enough before he was deep in his hiding place. He played peek-a-boo a couple times before he was gone for good. Later on, Rich found me and told me he had seen it a little upstream from where I was still fishing.
There's an Otter in there somewhere
Al gets a fish close before it breaks off
A difficult and dense trailI stuck it out in that spot a while longer as did Rich. I saw his bobber go down as he was drifting bait, but he missed the fish. I briefly hooked another one later on before losing it almost immediately.
Rich waits for a fish to hit
Al fights a big Steelhead
I got the camera out of the bag again and started shooting. I was able to get a few shots of the fish as it came up before it broke off.
Als fish comes up one last time before it breaks off
The one that got away