Here comes the resurrection of Three-Word Thursday, where Fish Hack takes yet another swing at your common sense by adding to more noise to the roar of the blogosphere.
Except these-here missives have a point.
Resurrection. Resilient. Chinook.
Bumping around Bear Creek recently with naturalist and fish-counter Jim Hutchins always brings a reminder at just how resilient the Rogue River’s wild run of fall chinook salmon are.
Bear Creek is the valley’s sewer system. It has the turbidity of a Dutch Bro’s Americana. You’d expect more dead shopping carts in its downtown Medford stretch than salmon.
But there they are, pod after pod of huge salmon preparing to spawn later this month in what amounts to the most important of the small tributaries used by chinook in the Rogue Basin.
Can’t knock these bad-boys out.
For an article on Hutchins’ fish counts and links to where to see Bear Creek chinook yourself, check them out HERE.