Fishing is picking up.
Tom had a good day on the Grande Ronde yesterday. He spent the day floating the River with a beginner and was teaching her the ins and outs of nymphing, with the hopes of hooking a few fish. The Prince Nymph provided again. She caught a few 2+ lb Rainbows but most importantly she hooked up with 2 nice sized Steelhead. They both succeeded in getting away but not before revealing their beautiful color and obvious Steelhead size. It seems that it is game on in Troy. Tom is back down there for the weekend and we are hoping to get some new photos and continued positive reports about those historic numbers of fish making their way upriver to Troy.
The weather has certainly shifted to a more favorable pattern encouraging fish to move upriver. We are expecting below freezing temps, rain and snow over the weekend. The storm last week was a little weaker than expected but it did bring some new cold water into the system increasing the flow to just under 700cfs and dropping the water temp to 55 degrees. If we get the expected precip over this weekend we should see a nice bump in the flows which will certainly improve the Steelhead Fishing. Thanks for checking in and I will keep you posted as I hear from Tom this weekend.