Last year I took my first 14lb. springer April 16 and then a second one April 26 that was 18.2lbs.I have fished the Santiam exclusivly for springers for about 17 years now and it generally takes them 5 to 7 days to reach the Santiam under normal water flow, when it is high I know they get here in 3 Days. With the counts up they should start showing anytime now, but I check everyday and have not seen a confirmed springer as of yet. This time of year alot of people jump to the generalization that they hooked and lost a springer or released a non clipped one, mistaking some of the large native steelhead for springers. This time of year some big steelhead show up around the Santiam often pushing 15 to 20 pounds, last year a few people got nabbed by the game warden for bonking these native steelhead mistaking them for Chinook.