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Tuesday, December 26, 2023
By er`
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. I hope Santa was good to you this year. Despite being a little under the weather, Marion and I made a run down to Longview to see her youngest son, Taylor. As we drove around town and I reminisced about waiting in line along I-5 in a log truck with Dad backed up to get to the mill, we crossed the Columbia River a couple two, three times. It made me pause and think about how crazy it is that the same river that divides my hometown in Wenatchee is the same river that flows through Longview on its way to the ocean. What's even crazier to me is the ability of salmon to find their way home. Think of it. A sockeye salmon that hatches above Lake Wenatchee in the fall eventually swims down the Wenatchee River and the Columbia River all the way to the Pacific. Then, after swimming around the ocean for three or four years, it somehow smells a single molecule of water from its home waters and follows its nose all the way home to spawn and start the cycle over. Salmon are an incredible species! Until next time, Good Fishing!