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A dozen great rivers pour out of the Coast Range Mountains into tidal bays that welcome runs of salmon and the seagoing
rainbow trout called “steelhead.” The bays are the year-round home to perch, rock fish, crabs and clams, while other species come and go with the seasons and tides. A handful of ponds dot the forested slopes, and there are dozens of dune lakes—many stocked with plump rainbow trout, and some that grow their own largemouth bass, perch, crappie and brown bullhead.