Yep, good names for these two - tucked in and snuggled up behind the box is a favorite place on a nice day outside.
I have a gig this fall and winter - weekly wading (bushwhacking really!) a mile or so in two different streams counting spawning salmon. First trip was Wednesday, for the boss to give us an orientation and show us our creeks - no fish expected. But this IS a surprise - a female Coho already way up the creek and pretty well the worse for wear. (We saw a second too.) This fish has gone about 10 miles up a river, 10 miles up a big creek, over a small water fall and then 10 miles up a lake to find this dab of a creek with about 10" of water in it. She is about 2 1/2 feet long! Saw no males - hope some get there soon! (We'll be counting until all fish gone - well into January.)