Amazing photos from Beyond Searsville Dam

These photographs were posted today by the Wild Steelhead Coalition from their friends at Beyond Searsville Dam.  I’m not sure who the photographer was, otherwise I would definitely give him credit.

Steelhead in very skinny water.

These fish ascended San Fransquito Creek in Palo Alto, in the bay area.  It’s been a  very dry winter this year and the lower creek had completely dried up.  Northern California finally received some much needed rain in the last 24 hours.  Let’s hope it was enough to keep San Fransquito Creek alive for another few weeks.

This fish didn't make it back to the Pacific.

Hopefully this fish will be pushed to the sea by the rain.

Steelhead are truly remarkable, resilient creatures, in desperate need of help.  I believe that they will flourish, given the opportunity to ascend their natal streams to spawn, without competition from hatchery fish and impeded by obstructions, like the Searsville Dam.  They only need to be given the chance.

Check out the Wild Steelhead Coalition at and become a member.  You can learn more about San Fransquito Creek and the Searsville Dam at

Steelhead truly need our help.

About twohandedriot

My name is Jeremy Quinlan and I am the producer of the upcoming Spey fishing for Wild Steelhead movie called THE GRAB! I have worked in the film and television industry since the mid-ninties and have been a dedicated fly fisherman even longer. To merge my work and my passions together I embarked on a mission to make a movie that is all wild... all California... all the time. THE GRAB! will entertain and enlighten its' audience about the life, sport and conservation of Wild Steelhead and other anadromous fish in California and the Pacific Northwest. Check it out, feel THE GRAB!
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