Category Archives: Coastal Steelhead Fishing

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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Escapism and winter steelhead

I flew into Seattle last week to hang out with a fishing buddy who’s working through a tough breakup. She’s running out with $30k, plus whatever she wants in the house. Furniture, electronics, the door mat… it’s all gone. My … Continue reading

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Spring Break Fishing Outlook

This past weeks nasty weather brought rivers up and out of their banks. Those rivers have come back down to “fishable” conditions and this weeks trends inland and on the coast are pretty good. It’s been an outstanding Winter Steelhead … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Report: Great Conditions Persist

Conditions lined up perfectly for good Winter Steelhead fishing this past week. Good numbers of fish, falling river levels, and warmer than average water temperatures made for some awesome fishing. With more mild weather and showers in the forecast, conditions … Continue reading

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Coastal Streams Producing

Coastal streams are in fine shape this week. Anglers should see good results from projected rain showers and lower river levels over the next few days. Cloudy skies and appropriate nymphing techniques, provided Mckenzie River Trust board member  Jim Reichman … Continue reading

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Winter Steelhead Conditions Improve

We have a really nice window of weather and numerous dropping and clearing rivers around the state. Locally Lake Creek and the Siuslaw are coming around, the South Coast is in fine shape and the Alsea system has been fishing … Continue reading

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Hot Crazy Legs Steelhead Nymph Fly Tying Video

Continuing our series of the dirty dozen winter steelhead flies, this nymph combines the general idea of somethign juicy and crunchy to eat, a fast sinking tungsten bead, some wiggle, and the pink/purple color combo that steelhead have always responded … Continue reading

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Steelhead Bunny Prawn Fly Tying Video

This bunny Prawn is the simplest of my 2012 – Winter Steelhead Fly Series to tie and it also doubles as a wiggly jiggly egg fly if you drift it along under a strike indicator instead of swinging it. I … Continue reading

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Foxee Steelhead Prawn Fly Tying Video

This is my favorite winter steelhead prawn fly. Just is. I like the lines and the fact that it reminds me of the days when I tied hundreds of dozens of TDCs (Tied Down Caddis) for Randall Kaufmann. That was … Continue reading

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