The steelie action from Seiad Valley and down to Happy Camp is picking up as
fresh steelhead push up river behind the salmon that are now starting to spawn.
On Monday 10-19 Wally Johnson said the bite was much improved as they put
away the flies and started side drifting roe. His two clients did real well
landing 6 adults in the 4 to 6 pound class and a dozen or so "half pounders"
running 12 to 17". Wally says the steelies are laying in the riffles below the
salmon that are laying eggs and kicking up gravel to make their redds. Water
temps are dropping and the bite has been getting better by the day. Wally has
dates open this coming week and dates open in November.