About the Ebook
My name is Michael Carl and I’m a freelance photographer and writer. About four years ago, I became curious about what was happening to coho salmon near my home along the San Mateo coast. My curiosity has since led me to places like the Kingfisher Flat Hatchery at Big Creek and Redwood Creek at Muir Woods National Monument.
Through words and pictures this book tells their story. The book takes a timely and unique look at coho along the central coast of California - with the clear goal of raising public awareness in their fight against the increasing odds of extinction.
Michael Carl is a lifelong angler as well as a freelance writer and photographer. As a native Californian who has lived in the Sierras, the Central Valley, and on the Coast, he's fished most of California's rivers and caught all the state's unique species of trout. His writing and photography have been published in American Angler, Bay Nature, Earth Island Journal, Fly Fisherman, Northwest Fly Fishing, Outdoor Life, Salmon & Steelhead Journal, Salon, Smithsonian Ocean Portal, Southwest Fly Fishing, and TROUT. He lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Debbie and a coonhound named Walker.