Steelhead fishing is really picking up
Finally the monsoon type rains are gone and the rivers are dropping in shape. The fish are showing up all through out the river system from Leavenworth all the way to confluence of the Columbia River. We are floating the Wenatchee River mostly but also starting to spend some time on the Upper Columbia chasing steelhead also. The Wenatchee is fishing pretty good right now, we are mostly jig and bobber fishing with some backtrolling plugs also when the water rises a bit. All color of jigs have been working at some time or another, blacks, pinks, and oranges to name a few. Larger profile jigs and smaller ones also with beads still fishing well at times also. I am using my Fetha Styx st-1002 Chrome series spinning rods and Hsr 861 plug rods. The Methow River is starting to freeze up a bit I am told but should actually thaw a bit with a couple days above freezing and should be clear and fishing good. The Upper Columbia River is starting to fish well also where you can use bait. I have been having the best luck on Pautzke Fire Brined coon shrimp on a jig under a float. In the next month the fishing should stay good as long as the rivers stay in shape and the ice stays off them. The Upper Columbia River will stay in shape almost always, so it almost guarantees that we will have a quality to place to fish in all conditions. I have many days open so if you want some of the best steelhead fishing of the year lets fish!