Op-Ed

Op-Ed: My dad’s big steelhead catch

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Spencer S. Mitchell after catching his steelhead limit north of Shell bridge circa December 1944.

By Spence Mitchell
Ojai Valley News Senior Reporter Perry Van Houten’s “Steelhead Story” history piece in the latest issue of Ojai Magazine brought back memories from my experience as a kid growing up in Ventura and Ojai, and especially the vivid memories I have of the winter steelhead runs in the Ventura and Santa Clara rivers in the mid and late 1940s.

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