Wallowa River Steelhead Fishing is Heating up!
Wallowa River Steelhead are on the move. The water conditions have been holding steady and have not blown out yet even with the warm temperatures during the day time hours. Steelhead are being caught in the canyon section along the highway in small numbers. We expect this to continue to pick up as the water temperatures rise and the steelhead start thinking more and more about getting into spawning mode.
Paul and Devin fished for Steelhead on the Wallowa River yesterday for a couple of hours and reported catching 3 Steelhead a few large rainbows and a few Bull Trout. This sounded like a productive few hours to me. Paul is back on the river today with some clients. He was feeling positive about their chances of hooking. Hope to have some photos to share with you tomorrow.
The exciting news for today is the Creel report from Rondowa, which is the confluence of the Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers. The report showed 2 hours per fish caught, which is a good number for this time of year and encouraging for what we should expect up in the canyon in the coming weeks. You can take a look at the report by clicking on the link below.
Steelhead Creel Report Feb 9 2016