“Start of the Spawn”

“Start of the Spawn”

“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.”
― Scott Adams

With vegetation emerging and the ground warming, all the elements are aligned for the beginning of the annual Rainbow Trout on Duffins Creek. It has started, ever so slowly, the water a bit murky with spring runoff, but it has started.

There is a real pleasure for me to witness this large migration from Lake Ontario, many miles below, up Duffins Creek and the many obstacles along the way, to the waters above Whitevale, where they spawn and eventually return to the lake.

This one is the first real opportunity which presented itself. Though the lighting was not ideal, it’s still a nice representation of these beautiful fish. More to follow.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200 mm
1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

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4 Comments on ““Start of the Spawn”

  1. Wow. Cool shot. It must be pretty exciting to have the chance to view this migration. The whole idea of traveling like that to spawn is amazing.

  2. “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.
    Teach a man to fish, and he is a liar for life.”

    Seek peace (and trout),


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