Help! the river is full of steelhead but its warm arround 80 Degrees in the water! Any suggestions? I fish from a boat.
Mike123 said:Dude if the water is 80 the fish are either dead or not there... look for cooler tribs... :lol:
lizardman said:Mike the only two tribs in this neck of the woods are the Umatilla river (which is very low water and very warm water (80+ degrees) or Lake Wallulla (where the Snake and Columbia meet and the Columbia river turns North if you were headed upstream).
The next closest trib would be the Deschutes or the John Day where they meet the Columbia which is over an hour drive from me.
The good news is they have opened up the spillway on the McNary dam and are letting a little more water flow which should bring the cooler water from the North down to us.
Mike123 said:The Umatilla has water over 80 deg?????? That seems hard to believe but that's crazy if true. That's like a hot bath!