This past week, I went up and fished a tributary of the Nehalem. The cold frosty morning brought the elk herds down from the hills. One herd of elk were in a farmer's field near Elsie, OR.
I saw mostly cows in this group. I continued on til I found my destination.
The main river was blown out, but the tributaries were quite the exception! They were running gin-clear.
Once I hit the river, the first cast brought a beautiful native steelhead.
I took a quick video and let him swim another day. Driving along the creek, a giant bald eagle flew up in the tree right next to the road.
It was munching on a dead fish down below.
As I was driving down the forest road, I saw something run across the road. I realized it was a bobcat, so I quickly grabbed my video camera and got a little footage..
Those things are 'stealthy'!!