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Matt Dickerson: Steelhead fishing and the Olympics

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Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Matt Dickerson



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THE AUTHOR DISPLAYS the mammoth 38-inch, 18-pound steelhead trout he landed during a recent fishing expedition on the Olympic Peninsula off Washington state. It was the largest steelhead he has ever caught. Photos courtesy of Matthew Dickerson

A brisk wind blew off the Puget Sound. I stood on the third deck of a state-run ferry, looking west at distant snow-covered peaks of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Shades not unlike those of an October sugar maple accented the backdrop as the sun fell into the Pacific. Then my shivering got the better of me. I stepped out of the wind and into the warmth of the ferry’s enclosed deck to enjoy the view through a thick glass.

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