Vermilion River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

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.

Seven-day forecast 

There is rain in the forcast a couple of days next week so watch the flows and fish when conditions permit.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
May's Full Motion Crayfish Orange 8 Buy from Orvis.com
Krystal Bugger White, Olive 8, 10 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Flash Zonker White 10, 12 Buy from Orvis.com
Schultzy's S3 Sculpin Olive 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Schultzy's Low Water Crayfish cray 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Little Rascal olive 8 Buy from Orvis.com
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