What a year for fishing for salmon and steelhead has been! 2014 went down in the record books for the best returns on record for sockeye, fall chinook, and coho salmon! 2015 projections are already in and we are expecting the same if not a greater run of fall chinook this upcoming year. As the coho and chinook run dwindle on the tributaries of the Columbia River, the winter run steelhead is starting to pick up nicely. As a bonus, the Pacific Northwest is receiving an El Niño weather pattern this winter and the weather has been very nice thus far. Not too often do we get to fish for these awesome winter steelhead in 55 degree weather. We have a long way to go before the winter steelhead are not available for catch in local NW rivers. Typically we will be fishing for them clear to the end of March with good success. Christmas is upon us once again, and there is no better gift than a fishing trip on one of our great NW rivers. Gift certificates are available for such purchases. If you’re itching to get out and catch some steelhead this year, I still have some prime dates available. Hoping everyone has a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! See you soon!