We've seen otters further downriver from Piute, just across from Peek-a-Boo arch, never in Piute though. Every time we see the otters, we notice the fishing in that area is definitely slow or non-existant. I did have a hair raising, heart stopping encounter with a whale in September -just on the other side of Piute. Closest call of my life. Definitely Marked on my fish finder and we went back with a milk jug the next morning.