October 27 2020
On Monday we had scattered rain showers throughout the day along with the temperature in the 40's. Anglers we spoke with who fished the lower end of the river reported having a slow day for steelhead but did report getting into some kings as well as a few browns. The end of October is generally our transition peroid, this is when we are past the peak of salmon and the best steelhead fishing is yet to come. The nice thing about this time of year is that anglers have the opportunity to get into a mixed bag of browns, steelhead and salmon. The other thing is that lots of different techniques can be effective this time of year. Swinging streamers, nymphing, indicator fishing with egg patterns, bottom bouncing or float fishing with egg sacs all produce results. In the mid to upper end of the river anglers have reported kings spawning in and around the gravel areas but also said a few steelhead have started showing up in these areas as well. Despite the recent rain were still dealing with low water conditions, we did get some runoff from rain but not enough to change the dam release. What little rain we did get helped with some of the smaller local tributaries and anglers have reported getting into salmon.
Monday - Saturday 6:00AM - 7:00PM.
Sunday 6:00AM - 6:00PM.
STREAMERS: Beadhead woolly buggers in, black, olive, brown, white, peacock, grizzly, size 2-6. Fish skull buggers in black, olive, natural, white, size 4. Conehead muddlers in black, brown, olive, white, size 4. Egg sucking leeches in black, purple, size 6.
EGG PATTERNS: Estaz eggs in chart, pink, blue, orange, white, purple, size 10. Glo-bugs in pink, blue, oregon cheese, red, orange, size 8. Sucker spawn in cream, white, chart, pink, blue, orange, size 6-10.
NYMPHS: Rubber legged stoneflies in black, brown, gold, size 4-8. Beadhead stoneflies in black, brown, golden, 4-8.