According to eyewitness accounts, the annual return of endangered steelhead trout to the seasonal waters of Mission Creek is currently underway. No doubt spurred by recent rains, an approximately 30-inch adult female was seen in a pool near the Ortega Street bridge, happily constructing a redd in a known nesting area. While it is believed the female has since moved on, several smaller fish, most likely males, have also been seen in the area.


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