Category Archives: Coastal Steelhead Fishing

Jay’s Pro Sportfisher Squid Tube Fly Video

In this video, Jay ties a Squid Tube Fly using Pro Sportfisher Predator tubing, EP Invader & Fair Flies Predator Brushes. An effective fly to imitate a squid for salmon, rockfish, and lingcod for coastal fishing or you could use … Continue reading

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The Nehalem River—A Case Study of Coast Steelhead Decline

From the Native Fish Society Native Fish Society strives to restore abundant wild fish, free-flowing rivers, and thriving local communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. In March of 2020, Native Fish Society was contacted in regards to steelhead populations on the … Continue reading

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It’s All Home Water: Oregon Steelhead – Jeff Hickman

This article was published at Patagonia.com and written by Steve Duda. Steve Duda is Patagonia’s managing editor for fly fishing. Editor’s Note: For a window into a day in the life of wild steelhead activist Jeff Hickman, check out our … Continue reading

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On this perfect morning in April – the Steelhead’s view of Covid-19

Author’s Note: I wrote this here article for your entertainment, and perhaps to offer food for thought. I make no claim regarding the veracity of numbers, logic, scientific accuracy, or commonsense. Since I am, at heart, and angler by genetic … Continue reading

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Steelhead Net Pens in Washington?

From the Wild Steelhead Coalition We at the Wild Steelhead Coalition are extremely disappointed that the Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved Cooke Aquaculture’s application to farm “steelhead” in Washington’s public waters. It is particularly concerning that WDFW failed … Continue reading

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Trout Unlimited applauds Senate passage of Natural Resources Management Act

Trout Unlimited applauds Senate passage of Natural Resources Management Act Package includes two bills that will permanently protect vital salmon and steelhead habitat and fishing opportunities in Oregon From Trout Unlimited (February 12, 2019) COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–Trout Unlimited and the … Continue reading

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Coastal fall chinook river fishing closes from Siuslaw north

From Oregon Live Fall chinook salmon fishing will close Thursday, Nov. 1, in coastal rivers along the north half of the Oregon Coast. Low returns and virtually no October rainfall led to the decision Friday. Read more here: Chinook Closure

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Emergency Regulations on the Umpqua – July 2018

Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River. Emergency regulation, Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38) to River Forks Boat Ramp: Today through September 30, 2018, angling is prohibited within a … Continue reading

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Wild Willamette Steelhead in Peril

From the Conservation Angler For Immediate Release: Monday, August 7, 2017 David Moskowitz, Executive Director, The Conservation Angler 971-235-8953 Bill M. Bakke, Conservation Director, The Conservation Angler The Conservation Angler shares the conservation concerns about wild Willamette River Winter Steelhead: … Continue reading

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Willamette steelhead on verge of extinction due to increasing sea lion presence at Willamette Falls

From the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Monday, August 7, 2017 SALEM, Ore. – One of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest’s iconic fish, native steelhead trout, have been migrating over Willamette Falls in Portland to spawn in Cascade Mountain … Continue reading

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Three Sink Tip Options for Winter Steelhead Swing Fishing

An increasing proportion of our winter steelhead fishing these days involves the use of two hand rods (spey or switch rods). Where winter steelhead fishing is concerned, the use of a Skagit style head and sink tip is the most common … Continue reading

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Town Lake Steelhead Report

I can report that fly fishing for landlocked hatchery summer steelhead at the Town Lake is slow but there are opportunities to have some very challenging fishing here when the rivers are otherwise un-fishable. On a recent guided trip to the … Continue reading

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Remdinder -Oregon Coastal Salmon & Steelhead Presentation Oct 22, 2016.

Is anyone interested in the status of Oregon’s coastal anadromous salmon and steelhead? I bet that plenty of people are not familiar with some basic facts like which species is most abundant, which species is most widely distributed, which species … Continue reading

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Oregon Coastal Salmon & Steelhead Presentation Oct 22, 2016.

Is anyone interested in the status of Oregon’s coastal anadromous salmon and steelhead? I bet that plenty of people are not familiar with some basic facts like which species is most abundant, which species is most widely distributed, which species fluctuates … Continue reading

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Tom Larimer Presentation – Summer Steelhead “Breaking the Rules” Free at the Shop August 12th 6pm

Join Tom Larimer, National Sales Manager for G.Loomis Fly Fishing, for an evening of summer steelhead knowledge. As an 19-year veteran guide, Tom has developed unique techniques, strategies, flies and tackle for the steelhead of his home waters in Oregon … Continue reading

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