Southern Oregon has seen the disappearance of the 90 degree summer weather, and we have replaced it with spring showers. With the coming of the rain, the springer bite has turned off for most boats. The catch rate has plummeted from multiple fish per boat, to struggling for even a single bite. The springers that have been caught are on the large side however.
Things are looking a little better for the weekend crowd however. The weather will be turning back around and the warm temperatures will be reappearing. The hatchery also just recycled another 600 fish today back down to the Gold Hill boat ramp (anglers who catch one of these fish with a tag are asked to please call the ODFW with the information). Look for catches to improve over the next couple of days, especially if flows increase again due to the warm temperatures. Back bouncing eggs has been slightly out fishing Kwikfish.
Hatchery counts as of today the 18th are 5,214 springers, and 40 summer steelhead.