Ocean Conditions are not Improving

As reported in the NY Times, today NASA stated that 2017 was the second hottest year on record, trailing only 2016.  Unfortunately, “this is the new normal”. While the Pacific is currently a little cooler than normal due to a weak La Niña condition, it is not expected to last.  “It doesn’t seem like there’s any evidence things are cooling down.”  This is not welcome news for Central Oregon steelhead anglers.