: WILSON RIVER: Summer steelhead fishing on the Wilson was slow, but should have picked up with the recent rain. Late August and September can be a great time to target these fish as cooler nights lower water temps, and fish that have been holding get more active. There are fish throughout the system. Target riffles and the top of pools during first and last light, and concentrate on deeper holding pools once the sun is on the water. Fishing stealthy, with light gear, and targeting first and last light is often the key to success with these fish.