I’m not as big as lots of my brothers and sisters, but I’ve definitely got the family’s typical pink cheeks and mega-spots.
I like hanging out on shelves and dropoffs, around snags, behind spawning salmon and in that soft water on the inside bends. Sometimes I relax in the super clear, skinny water of my river’s sidechannels.
My favorite foods include salmon flesh and eggs (all species), sculpins and leeches. When I get a little bigger I hope to also feast on the occasional hapless rodent that falls in the river.
Winter’s awfully long where I live, so for those 3 months or so in the summer that my home river is filled with salmon, I’m guilty of some serious binge eating.
My life’s pretty good, but I could use a little company. Will you come play with me?