Steelhead Season 2015-16: October begins with below average water flow. Prepare to fish low light times or at night with small presentations, single eggs or shiners. Fly anglers have an advantage for sure. Near lake locations are best option until more rain arrives late next week.
Steelhead anglers are struggling with the annual pre-run jitters. Forced to wait until the fish arrive, we all speculate on the worst case scenario of less fish this year. Since every steelhead season is unique, it is impossible to draw any conclusion about the current 2015-16 steelhead season at this point.
Plan your trip. Pick a date, your preferred tributary, check water and weather conditions.
Seasonal patterns do exist so keep reading to learn more.