Wind has been a problem on the Klicktitat for the last week, but it mostly ended yesterday. River conditions are excellent for flyfishing, flows lower than usual and clarity has been excellent, no cycling yet. Fishing pressure has also been minimal up until today.
Spring Chinook season is open but most of the springers have moved upriver. Best chances at Chinook will be upstream of Leidl and all the way to the Glenwood hatchery.
Steelhead are here and some indictors make me think there should be a lot more fish in the river than I can vouch for. Hooked my first steelhead yesterday AM but lost the fish due to a knot in my leader, I knew it was there but since I use 15# maxima I wasn’t concerned about the knot…live and learn! It was a nice fish, somewhere between 30 & 34 inches and strong enough to turn my confidence into a critical error. Came out of the water 4 times and I got a good look at it. Chrome and strong, once it felt the shallow water it went ballistic and left me with the broken leader, it kept the knot and fly. Most fisherman putting in the time and covering plenty of water are finding steelhead. Expecting water conditions to remain good for a couple weeks more, hope it’ll be a coolish summer like the last three.