Columbia River: Very high water conditions but defiantly fishable, there is a ton of smelt in the River system, Guys are picking up a occasional Spring Chinook trolling Herring down River.
Lewis River: The water is high with 2-3 ft of visibility, Not to many Hatchery steelhead around however there are a few Wild steelhead. Method of choice, side drifting pink worms, driving roe,
Cowlitz River: The average flow was 12,000 cfm, more steelhead are being caught from Blue creek to Salmon Hatchery, Many people ask us why are the steelhead going to the salmon hatchery. That is where the state releases a majority of the baby smolts. Method of choice, Side drifting corky and yarn, Drifting eggs cured in #zillabait,
Chehalis System: High and dirty brown, I have mentioned this before that the plunkers are doing well and that is what’s happening. This time of the year when the River is not fishable from a boat the plunkers shine.
Humptulips River: No hatchery Steelies reported but a good push of wilds are in the system. In this system those wilds love big pink worms and that is how I would target them. Throwing hardware also works well.
Wynochee River: High and great with 2 ft of visibility, There are a ton of fish in this little system as well as boats. Method of choice Side drifting eggs cured in #zillabait is a must.
Satsop River: High and dirty, The east fork is fishing with some clean water but there are more Wild Steelies than hatchery, Side drifting is effective, you can also run plugs, Float and eggs.
Skookumchuck River: the water is high and grey green, There are a ton of Steelies in this little system. Focus on the hatchery hole to deadline. Method of choice, Float and jigs in nightmare patterns.
Newakum River: High and green, get your pontoon boats out and gain access to this little system. Bring the hole kitchen sink with you as you need to adjust if your not catching anything.
Gary Loomis: You think Gary did a good job with G-Loomis??? Wait until you see the New Edge Rods.They are in a class of there own.
Edge Rods: Looking ahead at Springers you had better get your Herring rods from Edge soon. Before you know it the time will be here and there are only a limited supply.
My personal favorite.
SAR 1065-2 (SM)
Spiral Wrapped REC Guides Black Widow Offset Seat, Handle Black widow off set edge, Eyes titanium recoil.