Fish have been holding in the deep holes waiting to move up river. Deep pockets behind spawning gravel has been fishing the best, especially first thing in the morning.
Best fishing techniques for the steelhead have been back bouncing large spawn sacks in the holes and tail outs. Floats and spawn have also been working well with much smaller sacks or single egg flies. Best colors have been chartreuse, hot pink, and peach.
This trend will be continuing even with temperatures dropping over the next ten days, once steelhead begin to migrate, it's "Game on!" Spawn with scent has been the key to keeping them going on the bite.