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The feature of the day at Swine Creek, however, was when Roger Troutman ventured downstream about one hundred yards where he spotted a flurry of spawning fishes under sunlit waters in a large shallow pool with steady flow.

Roger coached us to quietly approach the spawning fishes so we could get a good look at them. BJ Casseday positioned herself optimally to get several photos of the pit nests and various minnow species that were spawning there. After stepping gingerly to avoid disturbing the fish, we soon became bolder and discovered that they were not concerned about our presence in the least.

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