Tom confirms that Steelhead are in the Wallowa!
Tom fished for Steelhead on the Wallowa River this morning February 15th and had some great results. He showed up on the river around 11am and fished for about 10 minutes and hooked his first Steelhead of the day on our favorite Wallowa River Steelhead fly (download the Steelhead 101 to learn more about this fly). 10 minutes of fishing had Tom kind of worn out so he decided to let the hole rest and have a sandwich. Then on the 3rd cast after finishing his sandwich the 2nd Steelhead bit the same fly. Tom, on the river for research purposes, figured this was a good day and headed for home. Good times on the Wallowa.
Tom found the water conditions to be similar to last week. Very low, clear and holding around 41 degrees. These fish were caught in a deep seem. This gives us more confidence in steelhead fishing on the Wallowa River and we look forward to filling the smoker with steelhead over the next 6 weeks. Come out and join us for a day of Steelhead Fishing and let Tom show you his favorite fishing holes on the Wallowa.
The other piece of good news that I have for you is the Creel report from Rondowa (confluence of Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers) where Steelhead leave the Grande Ronde and head up the Wallowa. The report shows that the hours per fish has dropped to 1.7 right now which tells us that the Steelhead have arrived in the Wallowa. Yahoo!
See you on “The River”