Here is the latest steelhead fishing report from the Hanford Reach area by Paul Hoffarth, a state Fish and Wildlife biologist in Pasco:
Through Nov. 30, a total of 243 steelhead have been harvested in the Hanford Reach (Highway 395 to old Hanford townsite). Roughly 50-percent of the steelhead encountered to date have been unclipped.
Both catch and harvest are well below last year’s fishery and the 10-year average. Anglers are averaging 20 pole hours for one hatchery steelhead. Bank anglers are faring a bit better than the boat anglers.