The past week myself and my scout troop have been kayaking down the russian river north of Santa Rosa, CA.
We fished the Russian River at Alexander Valley campground on 6/23 and 6/24. During those two days we caught, between three fisherman, 16 fish. All the fish were a rare species for the coastal mountains called a whitefish.
Whitefish are a bottom feeding member of the salmon family native to the western half of North America.
The fish hit small nymphes and dries from sizes 12-16. The takes were violent and the fishing fun. I caught 5, my friend Zac 6, and his dad Troy 5. All fish but one were released unharmed, the other was fried for dinner that night. The picture is of Zac with the fish that was cooked.
Submitted by: Jon H.