The first summer steelhead came over Willamete Falls last week. A whole 28 fish but it's a start. If they continue it will be time to get out my bober and jig collection and start reaking havick in about 2 more weeks. :dance:
JeannaJigs said:I fish the McKenzie May-November, generally, I'm sure there are some fish in there earlier, but..I find June to be the month it starts picking up.
Mike123 said:Hmmm... The Santiam I think is prime in April-May... Just cause the water is perfect. June is the peak of the run usually. But Im heading out in a couple weeks. Once the Summers hit the 500 mark over the dam... that gives me a chance to get a summer or a winter. There ARE winters in the South Santiam.
ArcticAmoeba said:You need to move farther North! Haha, we killed a couple of these brats the other day, not gonna tell you where, but one had a noodle tag...It was a 5 year old Summer fish. The Summers are on their way, for sure. But lets not get ahead of ourselves here, gotta monkey a buncha Springers out before I can concentrate on the stinky 'ol Sewer Trout again! Ah haha.
Kodiak said:june.. july..august..september....There are freshies in the south fork all summer...But the bigger summers are in around april, may for sure..now if a nook would just peak its pretty little face over the falls I'll whack it before they close the season!
Kodiak said:I won't ask where if you are driving!..promise...I'll just shutup and fish when we get there.:lol:
ArcticAmoeba said:I guess I could tell, but I don't want to see the poor older gents who troll for early bass get pushed out of their spot quite yet... We side drift through the lane they create, and never cast port. So they don't have a problem with us.