Steelheading opened on the Klickitat June 1. Heard of a few steelhead landed on Sunday but haven’t heard much since, probably because there’s been very little pressure…few fishermen. The Klickitat is in perfect shape, flows are lower than usual for this time of year and the water is steelhead green, a good 3′ plus vis. I fished this evening and took a couple pics of the water looking upstream and down.
My brother Rick went to heaven last Saturdayand I haven’t been very motivated to fish since. Rick was with me when I caught my first steelhead, he was with me when I caught my first steelhead on a fly…and I was with him when he caught his first steelhead on a fly. Rick was with me when I caught my first steelhead on a speyrod and I was with him when he caught his first fish on a speyrod.. Rick taught me about fishing for steelhead, Rick was an exceptional brother and I miss him so much.. Here’s a picture of Rick with a skykomish steelhead caught in January of 1981, that was before I knew what a steelhead was.