Report for October 28, 2012 by Rich Yarges
It rained quite a bit yesterday and last night. Here you can see clouds clearing off the mountainside which are headwaters for Maloney Creek.
We are getting a little break from the rain today. There is a lot of water running in Maloney Creek right now. I donned my waders and made a thorough search for salmon from the bridge at Old Cascade Highway to as far as I could walk upstream . Water is starting to flow through the sediment deposition area. I took these picture there.
The water should be high enough now to entice salmon to come up from the Skykomish River. I could not see any signs of them, but the water is deep enough now in some places for them to hide. I decided to take the plunge with my Nikon coolpik AW100 camera. It is supposed to be waterproof to 33 ft but I have never tested it out. I held my hand underwater with the camera and snapped this picture in one of the staircase pools.
No salmon there (and my camera survived!). I will be ready to take their portrait when they arrive. I am thinking of making a night visit to the creek. I think the salmon tend to move more at night. If you visit the creek, be sure to give me your report. I am sure we will be seeing some salmon soon.