Ron Bierstine reports. The weather has cooled down to more seasonable temperatures with highs forecast in the 40’s or near 50 F and clear for the weekend. Flows remain up at slightly high with some fluctuations thanks to hydro power operations in the Oak Orchard. Flows in the other area smaller tributaries will likely be on a slow retreat from mod – med levels. Fishing pressure was down some mid week but will likely build toward this weekend. Brown trout are for the most part pre-spawn and with the salmon egg drop tapering off the brown trout bite can be streaky. Steelhead are still pretty cooperative where anglers report some action in the smaller tributaries to the west. Tributaries to the east could benefit from some downstream catch and release to allow for fish to spread out upstream for more angling chances. Salmon are waning, although there is always the chance to encounter late arriving and fresher fish, especially this year.
If you would like more information on fishing the Oak Orchard, or you need accommodations, make sure to contact Ron at www.orleanoutoors.com . He has an excellent fly shop, good fishermen accommodations & also provides a guiding service.