The 2017 Fall Season has been notable for an unusually paltry summer steelhead return to the upper Valley. On local steelhead trips lately, the weather, water, and coverage has been excellent. But the results, alas, have not.
Over on the Deschutes, fishing has been better, although not particularly hot. A recent multi-day outing produced a handful of steelhead hookups along with some great trout action.
Back home on the west side of the Cascades, our attention has been focussing more and more to the coast and the chance to tangle with the King of all Oregon Gamefish: the Fall Chinook. When the tides have aligned with decent weather and stable river levels, the Kings have been on the bite. It’s a good feeling to head into the winter with some slabs in storage. Now that the rains are in, the deck of opportunities shuffles. See you on the drop!