I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas about any sort of Upper Columbia steelhead season? I know the fish are still trickling in, but it's looking like the passage data is going to be pretty low, unless something miraculous happens. Maybe some of you are able to look at the data and make predictions better than I can. Many of the past years, these tribs have been open already by this date. Last year it was Oct. 16. This year looks even worse than last year. It's kind of hard to tweak my schedule to account for fishing if any sort of season in Oct. is questionable. I guess I'm starting to take the Upper Columbia steelhead season for granted. How does booking a guide work in situations like this? no bookings unless we get the word that it's open? It's kind of funny to me that the season for the Snake tributaries (Grande Ronde, Walla Walla, Touchet, Tucannon) isn't even questioned, even though the WDFW still lists those rivers as 'threatened' just like the Upper Columbia tribs and the runs look just as equally lower than the 10 year average. Anyone know why that is? Is it because some of the Snake tributaries belong to Idaho, and therefore we can't determine that the shortfalls are ours, like we can with the upper Columbia? I understand there was a WDFW 'roundtable' in Brewster (spitting distance from the Methow and Okanogan). Anyone attend and hear anything interesting about the Upper Columbia steelhead stocks? I would have loved to have attended.