Thank you for all the rain dances, I think they have worked! Expect more of the stuff to come down through the next couple of days. This next front will bring in slightly cooler temperatures but should not be bringing more low elevation snow. We will see a drying trend later in the week and rivers may just come in to shape by the weekend. Another front is expected to show up around Sunday, bringing more moisture our way.
Coast– All the coastal anglers that we know have been praying and hoping for rain to come. Now that it is here, we are all waiting to see if it brought fish along with it. We have no recent reports but we will be out there when the rivers clear up a bit. Fish were caught during snowpocalypse and the North Fork Alsea Hatchery has finally seen larger numbers of fish making it to the trap.
Valley– We are back to a more normal winter weather pattern, which has raised levels far above fishable. For now it is best to sit back with your favorite beverage and tie up some bugs for the coming season.
Desert– Low snowpack and water levels means that dam operators are holding back every drop that they can. This means that Central Oregon tailwaters have remained at fishable levels and are fishing well. The BWO and midge hatches don’t seem to have been affected one bit by the weather. With the high flows and warmer temperatures on other systems this is a great time to throw a streamer and see what monster may be living in out there.