As an ex-Californian, I was wondering why "downstreamers" appear to be more common in coastal Northern California rivers (like the Garcia) and something you don't much hear much about in Washington? Downstreamer probably isn't the right term but in CA I remember that it is not uncommon for winter run steelhead to come up on short length rivers like the Garcia, spawn and return back to the ocean in the manner of weeks (e.g. < a month). Is this behavior common also among WA coastal rivers? Why or Why not? Smalma, To Nailknot's point, I've certainly appreciated your perspectives on other forums. Your take on what conditions/circumstances drive short spawning cycles? Thanks.