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Steelhead have been very good, with more fish trickling in each week. Still waiting on the big push of chrome, and it will be here soon enough. Plenty of fish around to keep us busy though, and it will remain that way for a while. Fish have been taken on stoneflies, hex, and simple caddis flies. Small pale eggs have been good too.    Trout have been steady, with plenty of solid ones mixed in. Such amazing fish! The weather looks really nice for the next week, with a couple days in the 40s. The herd should be arriving very...

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The steelhead are really showing up in big numbers now. In certain areas they have started to spawn, and as more fish come inland, the spawn will really start to ramp up in the next few weeks. Our favorite time to target the steelhead is when they are staging. The prespawn season is just beginning, and goes until the first week of March or so. Seems to be a little earlier this year, but this prespawn window is very fun. There are lots of chrome fish around, and they aren't quite up on the gravel spawning yet. All the buckets...

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Fishing has been steady over the past week, with some glorious weather on Saturday and Sunday. Water temps were at 40deg Monday, which is quite warm considering we are still in the gut of winter. The next fews days will be cold again, with some possible snow mixed it. But thankfully, it's not going to be extremely cold, and will still allow us to get out! Drifting small nymphs has still been the best method right now. Pale nuke eggs and glow bugs have hooked steelhead, as well as stoneflies and alevin. Caddis and small stoneflies have been good for...

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Trout and Steel have been great lately, and the weather has been very cooperative. No huge rain storms recently have allowed the water to reside, and stabilize nicely. We actually got a good amount of melt last week, and some of the water temps really dropped because of it. Still, fishing has been good, with plenty of solid outings. Steelhead are on the move, and are starting to fan gravel in areas, which is very early. If the weather stays the same, we could see a very early arrival of the Spring fish, which are just starting to show up....

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Fishing has been strong lately. Lots of willing fish on small nymphs and pale colored eggs. Large stones, pheasant tails, and copper johns have been good choices, as well as small nuke eggs and clown eggs. Sometimes sizing down your tippet to 6lb fluoro can get more bites, and you've still got a shot at landing the fish since the water is in the mid thirties. The handful of steelhead we landed this past weekend really didn't fight much at all. Just a few big headshakes, a boil on the surface, then from there it was just tug of war....

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