Crimson and Water
A stout male steelhead bucks the current.
Turning the Corner
A large male steelhead forces itself up into a tiny stream
The water on the bottom of a stream--even a small one--is slower than at the top. Steelhead are always on the bottom.
Upstream En Mass
High water brings numerous fish into tiny places
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A Steelhead's View
Resting and Waiting....
When spawning is on their mind, fish show little regard for their condition.
Porpoising male steelhead
Trying to maintain position in the current, this male steelhead breaches the surface in fast water
The Struggle to Spawn
A Challenge Ahead
Many small waterfalls and a lot of timber make moving a challenge. Somehow they make it through.
The powerful tail of a steelhead.
Sharp Chrome Tail
The sharp tail of a chrome steelhead breaks the surface as it migrates.
Tail and Water 2
Fighting fierce current
Like a shark
Her tails sways back and forth as she contemplates moving upstream.
Tail and Water 1
Froth and Steelhead
Lots of oxygen in small high gradient water!
Tail and Water 3
Water and Brush
Many Obstacles for Silver Friends
Water and Brush 2
Peering into a Steelhead's World
When Should I Jump?
A Steelhead debates heading over a small waterfall
Migrating steelheadlife cycle of Midwest steelhead