Wednesday, April 23, 5:26 p.m. PDT
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What to Expect in April
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You may find some wild winter steelhead in the upper river above the hatchery. Early summer steelhead start into the river in April, and you may encounter them in the lower river. However, spring chinook also arrive, and with them come hoards of gear anglers.
Whichever part of the river you fish, use traditional tactics and flies such as a Muddler, Green Butt Skunk, or Egg Sucking Leech. Indicator tactics with Egg Flies and similar patterns are also effective.
The Kalama doesn't have a river gage, but you can use the gage for the East Fork of the Lewis River to get a general idea of what's happening on the Kalama. Prichard's Western Angler (360-673-4690) records a daily fishing report. The gear chuckers will be happy with slightly higher water and turbidity than fly fishers, so take that into account when you listen to the recording.
For more on April tactics and flies, see the Rivers in General forecast
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Other Info Sources
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The Greased Line Fly Shoppe 360-573-9383
Mahaffey's On the River 360-673-4488
Prichard's Western Anglers 360-673-4690
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