PHOTOS: Salmon snag

Fish eggs spray out as Keith Taylor grabs a Kokanee salmon he snagged while fishing in the Dolores River. The salmon snag season started Nov. 15. Enlargephoto

Fish eggs spray out as Keith Taylor grabs a Kokanee salmon he snagged while fishing in the Dolores River. The salmon snag season started Nov. 15.

Photos by Sam Green

Dante Vallejos wades out into the icy waters of the Dolores River to retrieve his hook that is hung up on a rock. The fishermen all complain that the number of hooks lost in the snagging process is the bad part of salmon snag. Enlargephoto

Dante Vallejos wades out into the icy waters of the Dolores River to retrieve his hook that is hung up on a rock. The fishermen all complain that the number of hooks lost in the snagging process is the bad part of salmon snag.

Ethan Long, Keith Taylor, Jim Koenig and Frank Muniz cast their lines out to snag Kokanee salmon in the Dolores River. Enlargephoto

Ethan Long, Keith Taylor, Jim Koenig and Frank Muniz cast their lines out to snag Kokanee salmon in the Dolores River.

Ethan Long reaches for a Kokanee salmon he snagged in the Dolores River. Enlargephoto

Ethan Long reaches for a Kokanee salmon he snagged in the Dolores River.

Catching their limit, salmon snaggers are able to fill their buckets as the Kokanee are making their run upstream. Enlargephoto

Catching their limit, salmon snaggers are able to fill their buckets as the Kokanee are making their run upstream.

Jim Koenig is delighted as he snags his 10th salmon from the Dolores River. Ten is the limit for snagging the fish. Enlargephoto

Jim Koenig is delighted as he snags his 10th salmon from the Dolores River. Ten is the limit for snagging the fish.