anytime you see a wild Steelhead on the Stilly give thanks. after all that river has been through.
poor river has taken more sediment load than the Toutle . At least according to the figures i last read.
way to go.
Nice job! What a gorgeous native steelie. That is a prized little gem you were graced by for sure.
Just try to pick up a 3wt weight now and go hike/fish for some small trout on a small stream....nada, don't think that will happen for a while.