Steelhead Numbers

Sean Visintainer - 07/31/20

Brandt Gurr with an excellent Grande Ronde wild steelhead caught on a Silver Bow guided steelhead trip.

Fingers crossed

Just a quick update for those anglers that love to chase steelhead. Currently things are a little brighter for our chrome friends entering the Columbia River system when comparing 2020 with 2019.

While it's early in the season still, at least it is some optimism for 2020, which as we all know thanks to COVID has been more of a shit show. The amount of wild, unclipped steelhead is also looking promising when comparing this year versus last.

Last year's run was fairly dismal so this is by no means record breaking and when compared to the ten year average we are still a long way off.

When September rolls around we will start to have reports again from the Clearwater, Snake, and Grande Ronde systems. The Grande Ronde really won't get much for fish until the second half of September.

Let's hope this trend continues!

Steelhead YTD Comparison Table

2020 Steelhead YTD Comparison Table