ODFW says average catch time for steelhead in Northeast Oregon is about 10 hours

Prized by anglers for its beauty, challenge and raw bursts of power, the Pacific steelhead is referred to in fishing lore as the “fish of a thousand casts.” For those fishing local steelhead streams like the Grande Ronde, Wallowa and Imnaha rivers this year, it might be more like the fish of 27 hours.

That’s currently about how much time an average angler will fish before bringing a steelhead to hand, based on local river surveys being done by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Source: ODFW says average catch time for steelhead in Northeast Oregon is about 10 hours | Outside | eastoregonian.com