here we go...steelhead in 5 days


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Joe, Clearwater is 2.5 hours--- about the same for the methow. I grew up in portland where I could fish about 15 different rivers and creeks within the same distance. I could also choose between 5 rivers after work in the summer from Downtown Portland. Just a little difference..... just a little.

Jake Bannon

nymphs for steelhead....
I'll be on my fav stream on the 1st at 0 dark 30, Im not saying where but if you see an older 16ft white koffler with a burgandy stripe say hi.

Old Man

Just an Old Man
It looks like you all will be fishing for them mud fish the way the rivers are now. But name calling???????????

I thought that you all had grown up by now. But I guess I was wrong.


David Dalan

69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E
Can't we all get along? Pan does seem a wee bit bitter. But he is right...Idaho has long ago said goodbye to it's early season steelhead.

However I think that if I wanted to have choice steelhead water within easy reach the Snake drainage would still be high on my list. While snake river drainage chrome is a myth, I can find metal from August to April on a fly. That's pretty good IMO, and the summer fish can rip you a new one. Not hot like a 6-AM-Run-to-the-river-in-july-first-cast-equals-a-hookup-chrome-Rierter-brat, but pretty good anyway.

If it were up to me (and I could stand leaving where I live now) I would definitely get closer to the ********* and ***** Rivers. It would have me also near the ********* and ********* rivers for Coho and Redbands respectively.