Thoughts on the Deschutes/Columbia River in Aug?
Heading out to Seattle mid-Aug and was planning on fishing the OP for summer steelhead but with the water conditions as they are it appears that could be very under-productive to non-existent this year. Starting to look into other alternatives for summer steelhead fishing (would love to swing flies with my switch/spey rods) and came across the idea of the Deschutes/Columbia river in Oregon.
Can anyone give me a run down on expectations for these rivers in Aug? Pros vs cons? Thoughts in general? What have been your experiences?
Any advice on other options for summer steelhead withing about 5 hrs of Seattle in Aug would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for the help.