The river is holding better than I anticipated. Turbidity has increased but it’s still fishable. Something like 6 to 10 inch vis depending on water velocity and location. The forecast looks pretty ugly for the weekend. Air temps in the lower valley are expected to be around 100F on Thursday and Friday which suggests the weekend will see the poorest water we’ve had this year.
Air temps are expected to drop into the 80’s beginning Saturday but that’ll be too late for the weekend. High’s in the 80’s usually provide decent water but this time it looks like the freezing levels on Mt. Adams won’t be cooperating. Looks like it could be a couple weeks before we see steelhead green water again.
Here’s a pic of mid-day water at the town boat landing. Conditions will be getting worse over the next few days.