Early last spring we had no idea that the coming summer would be so hot – in fact, the hottest summer in Willamette Valley history. May and June were awfully wet and the late-season precipitation felt like an endurance contest for anglers and other outdoors enthusiasts.
But coming behind a relatively dry winter and early spring, the wet spell came just in time to set up the mostly good fishing conditions that create the wonderful diversity of fishing we enjoyed through much of last summer. For bass, trout, salmon, steelhead, and any number of other species . . .