We have now exceeded last years run size for Summer Steelhead over Willamette Falls. The Willamette from Dexter Dam to the confluence of the McKenzie is fishing great for Summer Steelhead. Swing flies on floating lines and sink tips in tail-outs and 4-8ft walking pace runs.
My daughter Patsy got here first Summer fish the other morning. We tried to get one on the Echo Gecko but the 10′ 7wt SAGE ONE, Bauer CFX 5 and a sink tip got the job done on a large and red hot Summer Steelhead.
Tony Torrence is back to his fishy ways and took this fish on a floating line and a Silver Hilton.
Finally please do be careful at your next boat launch.