Midweek Steelhead Love…
As flows continued to drop last week the fishing got hotter and hotter. Overheard at Goebel’s gas station in Wallowa: “It seems like there’s just a darned fish behind every single rock.” And, on the weekends, I would add there also seems to be an angler behind every single rock, too.
But for the midweek adventurer, especially for the after work seeker of steel, this past week was particularly wonderful. When asked about what it was like to hook and land her first steelhead, an Enterprise first timer said, “It was a powerful experience. It felt like hooking into a truck.”
As of Sunday night the Grande Ronde continues to drop, closing in on the 3000 cfs mark. And the Wallowa remains clear/greenish tinted, with flows also dropping (even given a small snow storm/melt). Look to the coming week’s temperatures to be cold overnight, and warming into the daylight hours, and for river levels to remain steady (or dropping) with some snow forecasted for later in the week.