Almost eveyone who fishes salmon is inspired by their lifecycle and during spawning season goes voyeur. I’m no exception and spent a couple hours doing my best (which isn’t very good) National Geographic imitation.
This year, I switched things up and took my first underwater point-and-shoot pics. I discovered quickly that in a such small stream, light interference from the reflection on the surface makes underwater shooting tough and the camera doesn’t have much range. You have to be really close to your subject. Now, big ocean fish who migrate into tiny tributaries are pretty darn spooky which ups the difficulty level further. Lest I forget, I also couldn’t view the display to see what I was shooting. I ended up crawling on my hands and knees through the mid-forties water inching the camera towards a group of chinook. I spooked a couple but was sure not to tread on any redds. Does this make me a bad person? You can be the judge.