It was a cold clear day (late dec) and the fishing was slow. I was floating down the river and came into a run that had adult steelhead exploding out of the water. These were jumps that were 2-3 feet out of the water. By location and timing I thought it was several fish that were doing this. Then I saw an otter swim by and everything got quiet again. I let the run rest for a bit but didn’t catch anything. So what were they doing? Was this a defensive strategy? Territory warning? I don’t think they would have been eating surface bugs.