We just finished our season on the Klickitat. It was the toughest season I have seen here. We caught a few chinook and some great steelhead, just not the numbers like in years past. One nice thing about the fishing being tough was that there was very little pressure.
The steelhead season finished just about how it started. It was colder and wetter than normal, but fishing was good. We had a lot of high water this season which limited our fishing on the Hoh River and the Queets River, but the Sol Duc and Calawah had good color and didn’t get too low and clear. It seemed like we hooked fewer fish than normal, but the average size was larger. This was a good end to the season, now I’m off to Florida to spend a few months chasing tarpon, bonefish, redfish, and more in the Florida Keys, Biscayne Bay, and the Everglades.
The 2017 winter steelhead season is here. We started off with some unusually cold steelheading conditions for Forks, with highs not reaching 30 degrees. The fish were coming in even with the cold temps and low water. We just got the first good rain of the year last week and the weather is more normal in the 40’s. Fishing has been good and the angling pressure seemed above normal for early January.
It was another great steelhead season on the Klickitat River. Chinook fishing was tough and there were fewer steelhead around than normal which kept some of the pressure away (not a bad thing). But, there were enough fish in the river to keep everybody happy. Here are a few pictures from the season.
We have had a lot of water over the last month, the rain kept coming. We were able to fish about 5 days, but we were seeing wild fish coming in. We got some nice early wild steelhead over the past few weeks as well as some hatchery fish in the Bogachiel. The extended forecast is calling for clear skies. We are excited to get on the Hoh and see all the changes that happened this Fall. We have some dates available between now and Jan 15 if you are looking to hook into some wild steelhead. This picture of Ashley was from last week, she was in town from Texas and caught her first ever steelhead.