Designed to make a splash

Students decorate huge steelhead to be featured in first festival dedicated to fish

The shiny steelhead hidden in the Calaveras River have little in common with the 8-foot-long paper, cardboard and chicken-wire leviathans constructed in Jim Marsh’s wood shop.

But Marsh’s creations are more likely to get your attention, and that’s what counts.

The first Stockton Steelhead Festival lands with a splash on the Miracle Mile on May 1, followed May 2 by a symposium about the state of our rivers.

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