Well, just another day on my personal roller coaster ride to work.
I guess other parts of the country call it Spring, but in Idaho it's a short couple weeks going from cold, to just perfect, to freaking hot.
Living on Highway 75, I see the chrome fish hatchery tanker trucks roll by every Spring
It goes on for quite a while. They go by in the morning, coming from the Hagerman fish hatchery down by Twin Falls. And a hundred miles later they pass by my place, headed for the Stanley fish hatchery on the headwaters of the Salmon River carrying many thousands of "smolts", or young salmon.
Now I contacted Idaho Fish and Game, trying to find out how many trucks have been dispatched each morning. Waiting hours along the road wondering if anymore trucks will be coming sucks, and there was always one more. I had hoped to capture the trucks being filled, and emptied at each location.
But the Fish and Game doesn't care , and never even replied after 2 emails.
So in the mean time i got some footage of the "High Rolling Fish" trucks.
It may be all the footage I get.
And another recent outing
Pheromone patch day, a volunteer project with the US Forest Service, trying to save some of the older growth firs in the Sawtooth national forest. It's actually quite interesting if pine beetles interest you.
Now here's a nice little jaunt over the pass into the headwaters of the Salmon River. The plan for today was to meet Ben in Stanley.
We would then go farther down river to fish for Steelhead.
Ben has been a rafting and fishing guide on the Salmon,
so he had a spot in mind he wanted to fish.
It turned out fruitful in the first hour, which is amazing as the typical amount of hours fished for a single Steelhead can be in the dozens.
(and Ben shouts to his father who was fishing upstream from us)
Traveling back upstream after a couple more hours in that spot, we stopped at Yankee Fork, and the Sunbeam Dam . Or what's left of it.
We watched the dozens of anglers all crowding
what they think is the best spot for a catch. That's called combat fishing.
We then cruised back to Stanley where Mr Steelhead got filleted, and we had a fish fry with the Sawtooth Mt Range looking over us.