While owls have nothing to do with fishing, I think most of us would agree that seeing an owl while fishing makes the day that much better. Many of the owls I've seen in the wild have been on fishing/camping trips, usually in fading light. Last August, I was hiking with my daughter in a forested area of Cle Elum that would come within a few hundred yards of being consumed by the Taylor Bridge fire several days later. On that hike, we had the unusual luck of seeing two Great Horned owls during daylight hours. Instead of leaving the area when taking flight, they would land close enough that we could spot them again after a bit of hiking. Later that evening, we realized why. We spotted a lighter colored juvenile owl testing its feet on a branch, awkwardly spreading its wings and looking at the world through goofy asymmetric pupils with a Steven Tyler feather hanging from its side. I wasn't sure if the anisocoria (hence the name Annie) was a normal finding for a juvenile owl or if it reflected some neurological problem with the owl. I've often wondered how Annie did given the fire the following week and the interesting ocular findings. This weekend, in that same area of the woods, we heard the distant hoot of a Great horned owl. We grabbed a camera and tracked the source, finding a lightly colored owl in the trees. In our minds, we wondered if we were looking at our same juvenile owl. Blowing up the photo, we're pretty convinced we've spotted Annie looking quite healthy 8 months later.