At the moment, the signs are pointing to a very good autumn of fishing. Here’s what the folks at Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife are saying…
Ok, so we didn’t catch this thing on a #22 BWO on 7X, but there’s just something so cool about the idea of tangling with a rainbow trout that’s big enough to grab a K15 Kwikfish intended for salmon. I recently found this old photo of me guiding on the Nushagak River many moons ago and meant to include it in my recent Nushagak Dreamin’ photo essay but it somehow slipped through the cracks.
There just aren’t many places left on earth where big bows like this live…and there will be even fewer if that damn Pebble Mine gets going…but I digress. What an awesome animal, eh?
Dang, with California’s salmon and steelhead fisheries limping along and Alaska’s king fishing not looking so hot, you’ve got to love what’s coming out of Oregon and Washington’s Columbia River Basin! Looks like another banner season of summer steelhead fishing is on tap! Check out the latest DAM COUNTS