In 1986, ODFW surveyed a four mile section of Fly Creek from USFS Road 5155 upstream. Twenty-four summer steelhead redds were counted above Little Fly Creek. Stream conditions below Little Fly Creek precluded identification of redds. Spawning surveyors observed that there was much unused spawning gravel, bank degradation was a combination of erosion and cattle use, and any establishment of bank vegetation over current levels would greatly enhance stream shade and cover and also provide habitat for a large number of nongame wildlife species. In 1987, ODFW fenced 14.8 riparian acres along 1.2 stream miles of Fly Creek. The original lease was signed April 1, 1987 with an expiration of May 31, 2003. An addendum extending the lease until March 31, 2013 was signed March 12, 2003. ODFW personnel met with Fred Smith (landowner) on July 08, 2014 to discuss a new easement for the property. ODFW and the landowner agreed to a new 25 year easement. In addition, the landowner has agreed to ODFW fencing an additional 0.3 stream miles (15 acres), decreasing the size of an existing water gap from 100 feet to 50 feet, and modifying 1,300 feet of the existing fence line. The new fence line was staked out with the landowner on September 08, 2014. ODFW also surveyed the existing fence line and identified structures needing replacement.