Steelhead had been passing Willamette Falls at a steady clip the last few weeks but the past few days have seen warmer temps on the lower Willamette that triggered the stampede. The last three days of April saw 622 sea-run bows blow past the window bringing the summer steelhead to count to 1,968. They are already here and more are coming every day. The 29th was the first relatively “big” day for chinook passage with 354 crossing the window.
Consider giving the springers a break and see about getting into some summer steel. The run is looking really good!