Wallowa River Steelhead Report March 17th
I joined Tom and Jake for a few hours of steelheading on the Wallowa yesterday. They had reported catching 4 fish on Tuesday so I thought I better go check it out.
Our concerns about the rapid snow melt blowing out the river have been unwarranted. The water didn’t seem to have come up at all and the color was not off a bit. Still clear. All of that snow that has disappeared, from my yard, in the past 2 days must have just gone right in to the ground. Conditions are still looking good. We did take a water temp yesterday and found the water temp to read 50degrees. This was hard to believe so I am going to bring a 2nd thermometer to confirm temps today. I also wanted to report that we saw very little pressure yesterday and were able to get in all of the water that we wanted to.
The fish that we are catching are very active. All of them are jumping and running up and down during the fight. I just got a new helmet cam today and plan on getting back down there to capture some footage. Looks like another short sleeve day in the canyon.
Hope to see everyone on the last Steelhead train of the season.