Looking at the meager returns of summer steelhead going thru the falls at Oregon City, the graph that shows the current returns against last year (which was poor) and the 10 year average, and my own personal experience, its time to mothball my steelhead gear. I used to make the drive to the North and South Santiam Rivers and have an expectation of at least encountering a steelhead. For the past 3 years, that has not happened, and looking at the returns for this year, its not worth the drive. Beautiful rivers, but not for fishing. There are trout and some chinook, but very few summer run steelhead. There are lakes and streams for trout and Kokanee, but sadly, the hatchery production has fallen off and the predation of smolts have delivered the death blow to what used to be an excellent fishery.