Willamette Valley Summer Steelhead fishing is improving, with about a thousand more fish over Willamette falls compared to this time last year, our local steelhead season looks to be making a turn for the better. Optimal water levels and increasing number of fish have made for decent fishing this past week, and we expect things to only improve as the season progresses.
With easy wades and long shallow runs, our valley rivers set up perfectly for the swung fly. Due to the character of the rivers, we generally fish light flies and light sink tips, making learning the nuances of spey casting and swinging flies for steelhead much easier.
The Caddis Fly offers several options when it comes to Summer Steelhead guide trips.
1/2 Day Float for two anglers:
$350, 5-6 hours of fishing, lunch not included.
This is a great option if you are looking to take advantage of the low light conditions in the morning. The boat is used for transportation from spot to spot if the anglers wish to utilize two handed rods, casting from the boat takes place in areas where a cast from shore isn’t feasible.
1/2 Day Jet Boat two anglers:
$350, 5-6 hours fishing, lunch not included.
Designed for anglers looking to use two handed rods, and to cover many runs as possible.
After Work Special, two anglers:
$300 5pm-ish till dark, swing a handful of runs after work, during prime low light conditions.