Summer-Run Steelhead (aka Rainbow Trout with an attitude), are a blast on light tackle.
The Columbia River is also absolutely dynamite for summer steelhead. These fish are traveling up the Columbia River from the estuary area where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean all the way to Idaho and beyond. To successfully make the long journey, Steelhead are packed full of healthy oils and fats that make them melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Fishing on the Columbia River for Steelhead can easily produce 10 fish days making it one of the most exciting and productive times of the year to fish! These exciting silver bullets are best caught in June and July.