Just got word from Amy Sinclair of Exodus Wilderness Expeditions that there's "lily pad" ice on the river.
If you're planning to head up there for winter steelheading, beware because ice makes fishing tough. It may be clear in the lower river, she said.
Ice often comes and goes so don't feel like steelheading is over until spring, just check current conditions before you go.
Photo provided by Exodus Wilderness Expeditions. It's the river right outside their office.