Dam counts are up, and fishing has shown it. We have entered the prime Steelhead months. From now, into mid November, is PNW steelheading at it finest. The sun is lower in the sky, the nights are much cooler, river temps are down and the fish are in. We have been finding mulitple fish daily on our guided trips and have had some great reports recently from our customers.If you have been waiting for good reports to go out and fish, here it is.
While everyone is online complaining about fishing conditions and dam counts, we’ve been sharpening our fillet knifes
Shaner's Ded Bug
All summer long spent caddis are a staple for trout everywhere, and also happens to be one of the most over looked stages of the insect by anglers. While the afternoon and evening hatches draw the biggest attention, the early morning spinner fall can be just as productive and often better. After long, hot afternoon and summer evenings, trout tend to be very active in the early mornings when the water has cooled down and the light is low. the millions of caddis you see in the bushes will all die within a week of hatching, and a ton of them fall in the water.
Shaner’s Ded Bug has proven to be the best spent caddis we have fished to date. Set the alarm and fish this guy in the slack water directly under trees and branches near the banks, and also the slack water behind all the little grass islands in the riffles.
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