Saving smolt and other small fish after a high water

as i usually do every year after a high water
i catch as many of the small fish (Salmon & Steelhead smolt & other small fish)
and return them to the river before the hole drys up
we had a cpl weeks of high water in the last cpl weeks
and i have been watching the hole go down

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a bucket full of Sculpins

a bucket full of
mostly 3 spine stickleback and
1 big Salmon and some small Salmon & Steelhead



and to my Surprise
a Coastal Giant Salamander approx 11" long

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