These guys put in a long day in the front of my boat last Saturday and came up big. The wild fish we encountered never left the water, while this brace of hatchery chromers met with the net just before a swift introduction to the priest. Remember people: hatchery fish are keepers. Defend our wild runs. Dispatch with extreme prejudice!
This has been a good winter of steelhead fishing so far, with a lot more to come. Right now we are on the front end of a big weather system. Things will probably blow out at least through the end of the week. Smaller systems like Lake Creek and the NF Alsea will drop back into shape before too long. When they do, get out there armed with some persistence, a thingamabobber, and a pocket full of lowly glowlies.