I haven't fished in about a month or so it seems. So after a eating with a friend at Randy's, Boeing Field, made my way up to the tidal Snohomish for the ebb. Seals were in force. River otters, three of them, played about the berms and decaying wharves close to the rail terminal. Bald eagles, two of them. Fish? none for me. Oh well, a good day paddling around, cursing the wind, listening to the Seahawks, thinking how the color of the river's changed since the 8o days without rain and whether it is wise to fish through a couple of on and off seasons just to learn the ins and outs of a system. Those thoughts and then some of river otters- the how and why- see the only other place I've seen them on Puget Sound is the tidal Duwamish, about 1/4 mile from Randy's. Every time I have come across otters, their read of the water's potential is brilliant, and the fishing sucks...Any otter stories from the Saltwater Hive/Brain?