Swinging streamers can be productive when flows allow, but drifting nymphs and egg patterns under an indicator gives you the best chance of hooking into some fish. Rather than targeting spawning steelhead, look for the pre-spawn set or "drop-backs" huddled in pools below the gravel. These fish are much more willing to take flies and seem to have more fight in them. In addition, look for breaks in the current because steelhead tend to rest just behind these breaks.
There is rain and warmer weather in the forecast for the next couple of days which means the water levels will be a bit high. It looks like Thanksgiving might be the day to hit the water before dinner. Watch for falling levels, these high flows and cold temps might have been what was needed to bring the numbers of fish up the rivers.
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