As many of you know the Willamette and Columbia Rivers were predicted to have near record runs of Spring Chinooks. This had me very excited, expecting to have a great springer season BUT………….. Mother Nature stepped in and threw a curve ball our way. With lot’s of rain and high water and a bouncy barometer, the fish run was not only fish late but has caused inconsistent fishing, there have been a few great days followed by so so fishing.
I only have 3 more days left of my springer season and still believe that May and June could be very good for the Willamette Chinook Springers. But now we are off to The World Famous Deschutes River, fly fishing for the magnificent Red side Trout!
Maybe next year the Oregon Chinook Springer run and mother nature will team up for a the ultimate spring salmon season.