Category Archives: Coastal Steelhead Fishing

WInter Steelhead Update

Hard to believe its already mid-February 2016! With the recent rains over the weekend, all coastal streams are coming into good to very good fishing levels. Anglers are reporting fair to good catches on the Alsea, Siletz and Siuslaw with … Continue reading

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Coastal Steelhead Fly Fishing

Well, the rains have finally subsided, at least for now, and the time to go fishing is drawing near. For all of the steelheaders who have had “cabin fever” along with myself, it’s time to get out there and try … Continue reading

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December 2015: Steelhead are coming!

It’s winter steelhead time! The winter rituals of “cabin fever”, watching river levels, reviewing weather forecasts, fact or fiction fishing reports, getting your winter gear ready, and false hope has begun. The current weather forecast is “big rain coming”(weather forecasts). … Continue reading

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Fishing Report: November Update

With the first decent rains projected this coming week, its a good time to check out some early opportunities. The coastal rivers, Elk, Sixes, Siletz, Siuslaw, and Alsea have been producing some fair to good action. Anglers are reporting action … Continue reading

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Coastal Hatchery Steelhead still running

Yep. This is a great time of year to fish. The McKenzie is coming on strong with nymphs and dries, Spring Chinook are in the Lower Willamette just begging to be shown a fly to eat, there are many lakes … Continue reading

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Late Season Steelhead Show – March 2014

Yes it is mid March, and time when steelhead season often winds down. This year however some rivers are seeing more winter steelhead than they did earlier, so for those folks who still have the energy, there are indeed fish … Continue reading

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Guided Winter Steelhead Trips: Prime Time

This is our most anticipated time of the year. On all coastal rivers you will find dwindling crowds and a influx of fresh wild fish. The next several weeks offer the best winter steelheading opportunities of the season. Look for … Continue reading

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Steelhead patterns page updated

We’ve updated our best steelhead fly patterns. These links take you to a page with a YouTube fly tying videos demonstrating how to tie the fly, a high resolution image of the finished steelhead fly, and a fly pattern recipe. … Continue reading

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Coastal Stream Report 2014: It’s Raining!

With the sound of rain on the roof Tuesday night it was time cure some cabin fever. We left the beast behind and did some bush whacking and wading on the lower section of a well known coastal stream. Much … Continue reading

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Coastal Steelhead Report

This week provided some decent fishing on the coastal streams for steelhead. I had Clay and Andrew, my work teammates aboard “the beast.” We decided Monday would be our day. It proved to be a great day on the coast. … Continue reading

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Fall Steelhead Report

Steelhead anglers are still getting results between the rain showers or weak storm fronts on our local streams. Although not the chrome of summer, these fish are still exhibiting a strong battle for those who “swing”. Anglers should keep a … Continue reading

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First trip back to Oregon

My first trip back, I ride the train down from King Station in Seattle, down the Puget Sound into Tacoma. This place, all of it, from Sekiu to Sacramento is my adopted home. I see the bare blueberry bushes in … Continue reading

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Coastal Winter Steelhead Update

Most coastal streams are dropping and clearing. River forecast projections indicate this trend will continue next week. The weather forecast shows little rain activity until late in the week. The first of the winter steelhead have arrived and many anglers … Continue reading

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Winter Steelheading—Pick one River and Learn it

–A simple yet effective piece of advice Rick and I have a combined 55 years of fly fishing experience between us (most of this being Rick’s because he’s old). Three seasons ago when we both decided to start targeting winter … Continue reading

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Coastal Steelhead Report

Last week proved to be a good start to the coastal steelhead season. Reports from the Siuslaw, Alsea and Siletz indicated fish being taken. The behemoth below was caught on conventional gear, but what a fish! It was estimated to … Continue reading

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