I know there will be anglers out there and I really think it is critically important this year not to play these steelhead too long and to keep them in the water while getting your single, barbless hook out. It's an incredibly bad year for steelhead, a bad year for chinook and sockeye haven't been good for literally numerous decades.
I know this is a short entry, but possibly the most important thing I can encourage you to do this year.
Oh and don't forget the Free the Snake event on Sept. 8-9 at Chief Timothy Park west of Clarkston. The flotilla launches in the morning of Sept. 9. It's a great event, even if it is unfortunate that we have to keep having them because thus far common sense, economic sense, and natural justice have not prevailed over the status quo of four deadbeat dams. For more information and to register for this year's Free the Snake click here.