So you may have noticed the #mosquitomode hashtag I keep putting on these post, well at sunset and sunrise, the black flies and mosquitoes got ridiculously bad.
Like fly straight into your eyes, bad.
Like get bitten three times as you are dealing with boiling hot water, bad.
Like everyone makes make-shift bug nets, bad.
So when the day started and ended, we all went into #mosquitomode .
My first PNW catch, and my new least favorite fish, a ~15in #northernpikeminnow or #squawfish !
These jerks apparently like to munch down on young Steelhead and Salmon, which I like to grow big and strong, so i will happily pull as many as possible!
Unfortunately I did release this one... unfortunately I have never encountered this species before, thus I couldn't identify it in the field, so I didn't feel comfortable retaining it
BUT NEVER AGAIN!