That’s right. Steelhead season is in full swing. Just to make sure we are all on the same page, are these happy ladies holding steelhead?
The answer is no. But Kathy, the one on the left, sure wishes she was.
With a little over a month of the steelhead season left, at weekend’s end, the Grande Ronde is continuing to slowly drop and is now running just below 2,000 cfs. Even with days peaking in the mid to high 60s in Troy. What does this mean? Insanity. And also, if you have never swung a fly for a steelhead, now is probably the perfect time. With water levels dropping and river temperatures rising steelhead should be off the bottom of the river and moving in the upper water column.
Flows on the Wallowa are also still holding steady.
However, with rising daily temperatures, all of this could change on a dime and NOW is the time to get out and wet a line (especially since daylight savings just gave us an extra hour in the evening to fish).
By the end of March rivers are typically running high and off color. And while steelhead can still be caught, don’t let this week’s sheer beauty or steelhead numbers pass you by, give Winding Waters a call and book a fishing trip today.