Running a bit low, even for late January, the Alsea River sweeps through a familiar steelhead stretch on a winters morning.
Flamboyant and flirty, a Moe Leech awaits its first swing through modest current. A popular winter steelhead pattern, its impulsive energy triggers even the most restrained of steelhead.
A teals view atop a frosty bed of straw.
An angler tries his worth along an open stretch, praying his amateur skills pay off. Alsea River.
After getting itself hooked, and after tearing through current, and finally after being landed; this is a steelheads last vista before being clubbed.
Expression of a skunked angler. His $4000.00 rod and reel combo proved ineffective against a wondering school of steelhead. Perhaps he should take up bass fishing.