Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Friday, January 30, 2015
The little pier from where I was photographing Hood River was pretty busy this morning with one fishing boat after another heading out into the gorge. When I asked what the were catching, the answer was invariably sturgeon. Sturgeon season on this stretch of the Columbia runs January and February. Just down river at the Bonneville hatchery they have a tank holding a giant sturgeon, Herman the Sturgeon, weighing in at 425 lbs, 10ft. long and over 60 years old. I have to admit, this doesn't make me think tasty fish. I've never had sturgeon, but it does seem like there must be something to this fish given all the boats heading out. And for the bridge reflection, this is again the Columbia River crossing connecting Hood River and White Salmon.