Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, January 30, 2015

Sturgeon Season

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.
Linking to Weekend Reflection

14 comments:

Adrienne said...

Such a moody, beautiful shot ~ I am an "adopted daughter" of Oregon. I've been married for 30 years to an Oregonian - and though we live in Boston a huge part of my heart is out west. So glad to have found you - another wonderful connection to our home away from home!

Felicia said...

Such a beautiful image. love it.

Karen S. said...

Amazing 425 pounds of a real fun fighting catch I'd say. What a dreamy, mysterious view of the bridge. Just simply gorgeous! My grandfather and his brothers used to go deep sea fishing somewhere off Mexico, they'd take my father and the photos of their trip were just delightful, wild and a bit scary for me! But my dad loved every second hanging out with them. Catch or no catch. They say there's so much more to fishing, besides catching!

TexWisGirl said...

what a wonderful shot!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Seems to go on forever. Great perspective.

Linda W. said...

Love this shot! The bridge seems to be melting into the fog. My hubby used to fish for sturgeon. It's actually very tasty fish.

Margaret Adamson said...

Very atmospheric image. Wonderful reflections. Have a lovely weekend.

cieldequimper said...

I have so many photos of this place but none as beautifully atmospheric as this one!

Molly said...

That is a great shot, love the way it seems to be looming up out of the mist

Mollyxxx

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous!

Ida said...

I've seen Herman up close and personal there at Bonneville, he's quite impressive. Cavier comes from Sturgeon you know, although I've never and never plan to eat any of it.

Ida said...

Oops I forgot to say that I like your photo of the bridge very much.

stardust said...

Nice reflection! This is so beautiful and atmospheric.

Yoko

Ruth Kelly said...

Awesome - lovely mood on the river. Great reflection shot.