As Teri was stringing up the switch rod in the early AM she was being snuck up on very quietly from behind.
After a few cast downriver, she noticed the silent intruders too!
Momma merganzer was trying to lead her troop of little ducklings up along the shallows near shore.
After many tries to slip by, Mama decided to take the babes full speed against the mainstream flow of the high flowing Rogue River.
The fish duck family making their great escape at high speed circling by my post in the mid river.
A little later we found what we were looking for…a bright, early Rogue River summer steelhead. All this happening in the early AM with very little sun on the water.