Boats are the best way to fish the river. Drift boats are the romantic option but require time and courage. The direct approach in summer when the steelhead are in is to drive up in a jet sled. Let's see, we have openings on Thursday, June 13, or that Friday or Saturday or Sunday. But you can't go on Wednesday the 12th or Monday the 15th. And, hmm, next time slot we have is Thursday, June 25, through Monday, June 30. Miss that, and you are cooling your heels until July 8.