Warm weather brings spring like fishing
As we have this early spring type weather, we are getting spring like steelhead fishing here in Eastern Washington. For the past couple weeks the temps have been higher than average and with these warm temps the ice is melted, and the river is free of ice and warming up. And with the warming water temperatures we are getting fresh steelhead pouring in from the Columbia river. We have pretty good fishing on both the Methow river and also the Columbia river right now for steelhead. We have experienced some very good days as of lately on the Methow river. We have been using our Fetha Styx 1022 jig and bobber rods with a variety of jigs. Aerojigs have been a favorite in a variety of colors but oranges and pinks are fishing good with blacks fishing well also. We have been getting a nice mix of some large natives and some hatchery fish also. With the daily temps in the upper 30's and low 40's with some sun and lows in the upper 20's it's coat weather but very nice comfortable fishing for this time of year. We are also fishing the Columbia river for steel too. Fishing out of our 23' Wooldridge Super Sport Drifter we are catching a good number of fish with some very nice bright quality steelhead being caught right now. We are also jig and bobber fishing, but in the Columbia you can use bait. We have been tipping our jigs with a single Pautzke Ball o Fire egg or Pautzke fire Brined coon shrimp, both have been working good. We are also trolling plugs and diver and bait set ups when the currant fails us. No matter what your poison is there is good steelhead fishing right here in North Central Washington. We have many days open so get your day now while good fishing stays good, here is some pictures for the last couple weeks.