Author: FRANK ARMENDARIZ for The Chronicle

Heat, spring runoff slow chinook action

“Spring runoff” is a condition that merited your consideration a few years ago. But the recent unseasonable heat wave accelerated the melting of our ample statewide snowpack, causing the rivers and streams that drain the west Cascades to spike upward to levels where the probability of a quality angling experience[Read More…]

Winter steelhead running cold

If you put your ear to the wind, listen closely … you will likely hear the sound of winter steelhead fishers slamming the door on what has been a somewhat disappointing winter run, following an exceptional 2022, where we saw better-than-expected abundance. The 2023 season might be remembered for its[Read More…]