It’s important to understand weather’s impact

FRANK ARMENDARIZ/PHOTOPhill Strader of Glide is about to release a wild steelhead from the Umpqua River that I caught last February. The presence of an adipose fin required that this steelhead buck be released.

A couple of Pacific storms came onshore last weekend, bringing strong winds along the Oregon coast and a good drenching rainfall to the western portion of the state. It was a good cleansing storm that blew the last of the leaves from the trees lining the banks of our coastal waterways. 

The rain also caused most coast . . .