I put up the spey rod and took a break from the steelhead quest today. I hit the Columbia about 7:30 to day. Put in at the 42nd ave boat ramp and pulled plug cut herring around from the I-205 area to the power lines. Fishing was slow. Saw lot of boats out there and about eight fish caught. What a change from steelhead fishing. Sitting in a chair drinking hot coffee and BS-ing with a friend was quite relaxing. Next trip I'll have to focus more on catching a chinook!