Update: 5/24/16, Steelhead season opens in a week!

The Klickitat is in excellent shape.  Discharge recently dropped below 2000 CFS which is definitely fishable, even wadable in lots of places.  Slipped down to the river this afternoon for a little walk and took a few pics.  It’s steelhead green and spring steelhead have been entering for at least a month.  Looking forward to a good season, the wild steelhead numbers seem are looking quite good.

Received a delivery of Nextcast spey lines this week, long lines, short lines, multi-density lines, steelheadfinder lines.  These are excellent casting lines.  Stop by the shop if you want to try one.  We’re gonna set-up a demo option on these lines, I think you’ll like them.

River pics 5/24/16

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5/1/16 Update: A month till the season opens, I’m ready!

It’s been an interesting Spring.  We’ve had plenty of rain and the Klickitat discharge has been well over it’s average.  I’ve sort of worried we might be losing our snowpack too early so I took a drive today to get a look at Mt. Adams and few other things.  Came home pretty confident we’ll have plenty of water in the Klickitat during the fishing season.  Here’s a pic of Mt. Adams this afternoon, nice blanket of white stuff.

5_1_AdamsAs noted in a previous post, the Stinson boat landing is gone, the river took it.  Here’s a pic of where it was and a pic of where it is now.5_1_Stinson boat landing5_1_Stinson boat landing concreteBeen watching Bonneville passage counts for a while now and became a bit disappointed but it might be turning around.  The spring chinook numbers had been lagging but seem to be picking up and the steelhead numbers are hanging tough though remain below the 10 year average.  The wild steelhead, however, are exceeding the 10 year average so I’m happy with that.  Hoping for a good steelhead/salmon season.  The river opens June 1 for steelhead and I’ll be swinging a fly when June comes around.