Hey how'd you know about the mower and shears?
We're about in the deep of things now as you know. Wind chill is something like 20 below now. It's not suitable for man nor beast out there for more than a few minutes.
Boy, I sure miss those Elwha days. From the salmon hatchery down, I would usually find fish in the long pool after crossing the branch stream, the braid at the bottom of it, or from the far bank toward the cut bank if water levels allowed it.
Then from there it was smaller step pools above the orchard, then the orchard itself (a favorite). Frankly, it fishes spectacularly all the way to the mouth when the levels are low enough to let you make the hike/wade.
I can't wait until the upper end is open to these fish!