April first and the first of the yummy yellow morels have turned up along the Rogue River. Stumbled upon these early morels (Morchella escuenta) yesterday under an Oregon ash tree. In my humble opinion, these are the best eating of the morel species. They are just getting started growing and much too small to pick. I’ll let them grow a bit before Teri and I go back to harvest. There should be a lot more of them to find as the grass and greenery grows along the forest floor.
The steelhead seem to be…busy spawning. The fish count has gone up, but still is low. I’ll look for more fish to arrive as April progresses.