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Just back from a walk over by Sakinaw Lake where I said to John, as we came to the turn in the road near Haskins Creek, “Let’s just check to see if there are coho yet.” I wasn’t expecting any — last year we saw the first few fish around December 15 and some years there are fish into the New Year. But yes, there were coho, beautiful in their mating colours; we saw one couple and then perhaps 6 individuals, including a quick young jack. Because of recent heavy rainfalls, the water is quite turbid. But there’s lots of it and we watched one male coho leap up from one pool to the next, the grace of it so lovely I had to brush tears from my eyes. Tomorrow I’ll try to remember to carry a camera and will post a photograph here.

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~ by theresakishkan on November 27, 2011.

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