Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting my father (Capt. Tom) for a day winter steelhead fishing. After spending some time in Florida, a return to the river was much appreciated. Fishing was extremely slow in the morning with zero action; however, the sun and moon seemed to align in the afternoon, giving us a couple of nice early spring fish. The key for us was fishing very bright pink egg patterns. The river level is in check after receding from the big run-off; however, the color is still very stained. This latest push of water is sure to have moved a good number of spring chrome. The weather is forecasted to deteriorate significantly through Saturday, which will make the time in our booth at the Great Waters Expo in Chicago all the more enjoyable. Pictured are a couple fish from yesterday.

Capt. Steven Kuieck