Category Archives: Coastal Steelhead Fishing

Mid-winter Fishing Update and Redington Claymore Rod Review

Greetings OFFB readers! This past weekend, Bryson, Alex Worth and myself made the slog drive up to the Tillamook area to see if we could find ourselves a mysterious anadromous rainbow trout that supposedly inhabit our rivers in the winter … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast Steelhead – Responsible Angling

From Native Fish Society Oregon’s wild, native coastal Steelhead Trout runs are in decline. We were fortunate that 2020 runs showed some signs of improvement, but the downward trend from historical levels is evident. In 2018 and 2019, North Coast … Continue reading

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Reminder Raffle Tickets Still Available – Wild Steelhead Art Raffle to Fuel Wild Steelhead Conservation

Reminder – Raffle Tickets Still Available I have included images of the consolation prize of a dozen beautifully tied Steelhead Flies. Is your living room or fly tying room in need of some sprucing up? If so, this beautiful wild … Continue reading

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Jay’s Enhanced Composite Loop Silveynator Fly Tying Video

In this video, Jay uses Loon’s D Loop Tweezer to create a beautiful dubbing loop to create a Silveynator type tube fly. With different combinations of colors, sizes, and weights this fly is effective just about anywhere steelhead may be … Continue reading

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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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