Things started out a little slow on the Umpqua last week. The water was low and clear, and we only had a couple of fish biting. By Thursday, the fishing turned up a few notches. We were hooking up to 5 Steelhead per day with an average size around 9 lbs. We were not fortunate enough to keep any of the Steelhead with all of them being “Wild” but they were a lot of fun to fight and they really got that fish fever back in my veins. We had a couple of my other guide buddies on the water, and they were all averaging 3- 5 fish per day as well. I am really looking
forward to the rest of the month.

Bill will be fishing the Lower Rogue River early next week, and will keep you up-to-date on how things are back home.

The forecast for the South Umpqua is for a good return of “Hatchery” fish as the season goes on. Many of the Costal Rivers are starting to produce some good numbers of Steelhead when the conditions are right.